Post Tagged with: "RAF"

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 […]

Hopeful Nephew Believes Uncle’s Remains will be Found, 70 years Later.
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Hopeful Nephew Believes Uncle’s Remains will be Found, 70 years Later.

Graham Hill, the nephew of Sergeant Roland Hill, holds on to the hopes that the remains of his uncle will be found—70 years after death. Sergeant Hill, from Leicester, died when a Halifax bomber he was flying in crashed somewhere near Berlin in 1943. His nephew, Graham Hill, from Saint […]

RAF Parachute Battalion Mutiny of 1946 in Malaya
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RAF Parachute Battalion Mutiny of 1946 in Malaya

Photo story (Clockwise from top left): (1) The Royal Air Force police interrogating a Korean prison camp guard in Malaya during 1945-46 (2) British Army in Malaya in 1941 (3) An Australian soldier holds a Kangaroo which was smuggled into Malaya in 1942 (4) British Indian troops in Johore, Malaya […]

Nuremberg Raid 1944, in Reality and in Art: The night sky was clear the Germans were able to spot the huge number of Lancaster bombers and was able to see through the ruse it ensued a great carnage.
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Remembering the 1944 Nuremberg Raid

The 1944 Nuremberg Raid almost share the same date with the Great Escape in Stalag Luft III. In fact the events are just days away from each other. But why is the other remembered and the other not? There was so much bloodshed that time even old pros were left […]

Thieves Steal WWII Medals from A Funeral
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Thieves Steal WWII Medals from A Funeral

A heartless thief snatched a box of precious and irreplaceable war medals and sentimental keepsakes from the vehicle of a RAF veteran who attended the funeral of a colleague. The gentleman was merely yards away when the crime took place. Thieves take a wooden box which contained campaign medals and […]

WWII Ghost Bombers Complete Their Mission – True or Fake?
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WWII Ghost Bombers Complete Their Mission – True or Fake?

War creates more death than any other human activity; it also generates more ghost stories. Tales of ghostly winged aircraft are well documented, but few compare to the tale of the crew members of three WWII Douglas DB-7 Boston bombers who completed and signed their debriefing reports after they’d been […]

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Help Save Phantom XV582 ‘Black Mike’ from Scrapping

WarbirdsNews believes strongly in championing the preservation of vintage aircraft whenever possible, and has learned of a historic RAF McDonnell Douglas Phantom II nicknamed “Black Mike” which needs our support. There is an organization in the UK called The British Phantom Aviation Group which is trying to secure its survival, and […]

WHO Tube: Mosquito in Action during WWII
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WHO Tube: Mosquito in Action during WWII

Filmed by Mosquito navigator Mr. Brian Harris DFC in Aug 1944 at 627 Squadron.  The de Havilland Mosquito was one of the all time classic aircraft of WWII. Made almost entirely of wood, the Mosquito thus avoided a dependence upon strategic metals, and made use of the skills of Britain’s […]

The Young RAF Heroes Who Never Went To War
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The Young RAF Heroes Who Never Went To War

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 […]

When Harry Met Joy And Her Battle Of Britain Comrades
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When Harry Met Joy And Her Battle Of Britain Comrades

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 […]

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