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Anzac Day in Sydney 2017

I was in Sydney as usual for Anzac Day in April – more than a month ago, I know. I’ve been away and then concentrating on other priorities ever since, so I’m only just getting around to posting a few photos. 468 more words

Bomber Command

Dambusters photos restored to family after Bateman trial

From Charles Foster, the Dambusters blog:

Before the trial of Alex Bateman, recently jailed for the theft of Flight Sergeant John Fraser’s logbook, the Metropolitan Police found a photo album belonging to  Flight Officer Ken Earnshaw in Bateman’s London house. 113 more words

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Flight Path by David Hill

Flight Path by David Hill. Pub. Puffin NZ, 2017.

This excellent novel about Bomber Command in World war 2 is released tomorrow and if I were you I would get down and get it because you will not read a better novel about this topic than this one. 290 more words

Senior Fiction

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

SAAF

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