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IBCC Interview #11: Jack Bell, 216 Squadron Wireless Operator and PoW

You wouldn’t pick it from looking at him or talking to him, but Jack Bell was born in 1917. “I’ll be 100 next year,” he said when I interviewed him for the International Bomber Command Centre’s Digital Archive in 2016. 2,497 more words

Bomber Command

International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln, UK - vandalised!

How very sad to read of the vandals who broke in and stole property and damaged other items last weekend. It made my blood boil to think that whoever did this has such small regard for the work of others and the memories of those they work to represent… former Bomber Command personnel who often laid down their lives for the freedoms that these criminals so abused! 76 more words

Edwin Swales VC DFC, a South African Hero whose legacy has been eroded!

Edwin (Ted) Swales VC DFC is one of South Africa’s greatest sons,  yet the South African politicians  of today,  have removed his name from the well known “Edwin Swales Drive” named in honour of him in Durban and re-named it after a contemporary “struggle” cadre.   1,259 more words


International Bomber Command Centre hit by theives

The site based on Canwick Hill in Lincoln – historically known as “Bomber county” for its link with RAF Bomber Command – was broken in to on Sunday night. 213 more words

Royal Air Force

Air force veteran, educator Perry dies at 93

Al Perry, 1923-2017

Sitting alone in the darkened front nose of his Halifax bomber during another terrifying night-time mission over Nazi-occupied Europe and Germany in August 1944, Al Perry was stabbed in the eye by a shard as enemy flak shattered the plexiglass shield surrounding him. 419 more words

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Another 5-Star Amazon UK Review for "No Greater Love" by Justin Sheedy

A SUPERB READ FROM COVER TO COVER – No Greater Love by Justin Sheedy

Review by Mark Bentley, United Kingdom 

With “No Greater Love”, Part 3 in Justin Sheedy’s World War II trilogy, the author has done it yet again: No time wasted introducing the main character; you feel as if you know him and know him well very quickly. 217 more words

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Duncan Townsend RAF 1942 War Diary

This 1942 war diary starts with Flight Sergeant Duncan Alfred Townsend 569482 of RAF Bomber Command parachuting out of his damaged four engine Stirling bomber and being quite badly hurt on landing near Hull, East Yorkshire. 6,093 more words