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
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In early 1944, a young Australian airman on board the Ille de France preparing to depart New York for England and an operational career with Bomber Command, listened to the BBC radio news over the ship’s Tannoy system: “The RAF mounted big attacks on German cities last night,” it said. 1,139 more words
In case you don’t happen to have a really good new book at your elbow this time of year, here are three wonderful titles. Pick one up and you’ll be a happy camper. 730 more words
A GROUP of Lincolnshire schoolchildren have reached number one in the physical singles chart, for their song Tears of the World. 218 more words
A GROUP of Lincolnshire schoolchildren have reached number one in the physical singles chart, for their song Tears of the World.
The record has been written and produced by musical legends Jim Dooley, of the 70s pop group the Dooleys, Dan Saxon and Simply Red guitarist, Mark Jaimes. 185 more words
For several hours a day over most of Remembrance Week, 98-year-old air force veteran Art Anderson continues his service to Canada, selling poppies at the entrance to Windsor’s Superstore on Dougall Avenue. 633 more words