In 1944, Peter Cannon was only 10 years old and listening to the noise of planes flying overhead during long winter nights. He and his family lived in a cottage a few miles away from RAF Westcott, on Station Road in Quainton, Buckinghamshire. Peter Cannon, who is now 80 years […]
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The were know as ‘The Few’ by all British people, the team formed of brave servicemen of the RAF who kept Hitler’s Luftwaffe at bay during the Battle of Britain. Prince Harry visited a former Battle of Britain air base, where he met some of the few survivors from the […]
The footage was taken from an RAF Lancaster bomber as it was flying at low level during a Second World War raid. It emerged from the archives of the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, founded by Leonard Cheshire, former leader of the Dambusters who was awarded the Victoria Cross. He was […]
We are back, after a brief intermission, with a book from the Images of War series. This one comes courtesy of the highly respected Norman Franks, who is as safe a pair of hands as I can think of. We start in the disastrous days of the Japanese assault on […]
Top-secret Nazi ‘A-to-Z of Britain’ gives detailed insight of Hitlers plans of invading and settling down in Britain
When the Fuhrer gave the marching orders, the German forces seemed unstoppable from invading and occupying Europe as they alarmingly tread their way towards Britain. The generals were so confident that they would see through their military campaign as they write away their plans in a top-secret document after a […]
January 30th, 2014, the Royal Air Force ran a story entitled “Final Flight of the Dambusters.” The RAF squadron was born for battle. The group carried out one of the most prolific raids during WWII. Over seventy years had passed, the Dambusters have carried out their last mission. David Arthurton, […]
I recently discovered this VHS recording dated June 1979. This was the year that affordable domestic video recorders first became available in the UK. Therefore, this ancient recording of mine must be one of the oldest VHS copy of a live broadcast originating in the UK available anywhere.
The Hull Daily Mail reported on January 3, 2014 a story of D-Day squadron leader, John Fisher’s DFC medal has been auctioned off in Hull. It is said that the private collection of medals and military items that belonged to the late RAF squadron leader have been sold at the […]
A RESEARCHER and author is appealing for more information about the life of a World War II hero who flew 68 raids over Nazi Germany. Warrant Officer Eddie Leavesley from Gamble Avenue in Windlehurst served as a wireless operator and air gunner during the war and was one of a […]
A service marking the 70th year anniversary of a Lancaster bomber’s crash, a remarkable WWII plane, during the height of the war was done last December 21, 2013 on its crash site at Welland Gliding Club led by Reverend Graham Bell. Paul Knight, who spearheaded the putting up of the […]