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Later this year the Newark Air Museum is hosting its fourth (4th) Tribute to the V-Force event, which is taking place on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 May, 2014.
A rare Japanese kamikaze aircraft, an Ohka 2, which has been hanging from the rafters of the Fleet Air Arm Museum for over 30 years, has been removed in preparation for a new display to commemorate the War in the Pacific.
Now available for closer inspection, it has revealed some intriguing markings which the Museum are seeking help in translating.
The actions of Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher, who was awarded the George Cross for his actions in Afghanistan, are examined by Lord Ashcroft in the latest feature in his series.
During The War And Peace Revival, which took place between 17 and 21 July 2013 at Folkestone Racecourse, the Britain at War Magazine team took the opportunity to make a presentation of a replica nose art panel to Wing Commander John Bell DFC. The nose art was produced especially for the event by Farlam Airframes, whose exceptionally well researched and finished panels are pieces of art to be hung in your office, study or home.
In December 1915 two British army chaplains – the Reverends Phillip “Tubby” Clayton and Neville Talbot – opened a soldiers’ rest and recreation centre, named Talbot House, in Poperinge (or “Pops”, as the soldiers called it), near Ypres. Now the hunt is on to locate a missing artefact from its past.
During the dark days of 1940, with the threat of a German hanging over the UK, a secret resistance force was being set up across the country. Scores of volunteers who were engaged in reserved occupations were being asked to undertake what amounted to a suicide mission in the event of an invasion. It is difficult to imagine what role the sleepy market town of Highworth and its postmistress, Mabel Stranks, could have played in this drama but over the last few years their considerable significance has been revealed, and now a new panel has been placed at the former post office in Highworth commemorating their part.
With the exhumation and re-burial at Cannock Chase of German war dead from cemeteries and churchyards around the British Isles, along with the introduction of permanent grave markers, so the original Imperial War Graves Commission white crosses were redundant.
The actions of Sergeant Bruce Ogden-Smith DCM, MM, who undertook vital beach reconnaissance duties prior to the D-Day landings, are examined by Lord Ashcroft in the latest feature in his series.
The National Archives has announced a project to digitise hundreds of thousands of service records of First World War Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force airmen.
Around ten per cent of the surviving airmen from the Battle of Britain were present at the annual Memorial Day at the National Memorial to The Few, Capel-le-Ferne., writes Geoff Simpson.
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