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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Attends Battle of Britain Memorial
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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Attends Battle of Britain Memorial

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were some of the special guest in attendance of this year’s Battle of Britain Fighter Association service of thanksgiving and rededication that took place at Westminster Abbey. Other people that attended the ceremony were the families of the military men who lost their lives in […]

OPERATION HURRICANE – Review by Mark Barnes
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OPERATION HURRICANE – Review by Mark Barnes

Operation Hurricane was conceived as a mission to deal with as yet insufficiently damaged German industrial cities. It fitted in perfectly with Arthur Harris’ strategy of attacking the heartlands of the Reich. The city of Duisburg bore the brunt of the assault that took place on 14th and 15th October […]

Our Land at War – Review by Phil Hodges
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Our Land at War – Review by Phil Hodges

I turned forty last month, hardly the time for a walking stick and a pipe but I do have a favourite chair and cushion in my house that I fight over regularly with my Jack Russell terrier King George. I don’t know if I’m getting grumpy in my old age but […]

BRITISH AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURERS: Review by Mark Barnes
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BRITISH AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURERS: Review by Mark Barnes

Sticking to my tried and tested formula of nostalgic whimsy, I could wax lyrical about the glory days of the aviation industry in the UK and cite the books I have read which are on message such as Empire of the Clouds by James Hamilton-Paterson. But where would that leave […]

D-Day anniversary: France’s forgotten Blitz
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D-Day anniversary: France’s forgotten Blitz

It has been a taboo subject in France for 70 years but in his D-Day commemoration speech on 6 June, President Francois Hollande will pay tribute to the terrible civilian casualties suffered by the French due to Allied bombing up to and during the liberation of France. Historians believe Allied […]

URGENT: Public urged to pay respects at funeral of war hero who has almost nobody to attend
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URGENT: Public urged to pay respects at funeral of war hero who has almost nobody to attend

George Thompson fought bravely for his country in the Second World War – but has passed away at the age of 96 with no family members and few surviving friends. Now the Royal Air Force Association has called on well-wishers to give Mr Thompson, of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, the send-off […]

Young Leslie Valentine and the Michael Turner painting that immortalized his deeds during the D-Day Landings Friendly Smoke.
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Goodbye, Leslie Valentine – Last D-Day Light Bomber (1914-2014)

Leslie Valentine, believed to be the last surviving D-Day light bomber pilot, passed away last April 21, exactly 27 days short of his 96th birthday. Born during the height of the Great War in the East End of Glasgow, Leslie Valentine initially joined HLI which was dubbed the Glesga Keelies. He fought with the […]

The four rare navigator watches issued by the Luftwaffe during WWII to their airmen set to be auctioned on May 8. Two of the watches were made by famous Swiss watchmaker Hanhart while the other two were made by Glashutte, the German watchmaker.
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Four Rare Navigator Watches Issued to Luftwaffe Airmen To Go Under the Gavel

A rare navigator watch a Royal Air Force office took from a German navigator who hid it in his underpants is to go under the gavel this coming May 8. The said rare navigator watch is just one of the four timepieces recovered by the said interrogation officer. Captured German […]

WHO-Tube: Flying DH Mosquito KA114
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WHO-Tube: Flying DH Mosquito KA114

In October 2012 Warren Denholm put our POV camera on his helmet to record the photo shoot we conducted from Ardmore with the Mosquito and a DH Vampire over Auckland city in New Zealand, photo plane was the Spitfire in the footage. Take off – 1:49 Vampire & Spitfire Formation […]

WHO-Tube: 2012 Bomber Command Memorial Unveiling
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WHO-Tube: 2012 Bomber Command Memorial Unveiling

The Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London was unveiled by the Queen on Thu 28 Jun, 2012. Some 125,000 airmen took part in the five-year air offensive against Germany, a campaign widely credited with helping to bring about the end of the war. But the cost was high: 55,573 […]

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