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Anzac Day 2015 in Sydney

Last week, Sydney got hit by the “storm of this century”. Extremely heavy rain – 255mm over three days, or almost exactly twice the average for the entire month of April – combined with flooding and winds of over 130km/h to cause eight deaths, thousands of fallen trees and untold millions of dollars of damage. 973 more words

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Operation Exodus and Repatriation

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Long March of PoWs from German POW camps, the prisoners’ liberation, and their subsequent airlift out of Germany in Operation Exodus. 27 more words

97 Squadron Aircrew

Before it's too late

Tony Wright, National Affairs editor at The Age newspaper here in Melbourne, usually writes about the goings-on in and around Parliament House in Canberra. His series of… 1,130 more words

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A Cocktail Party in Melbourne

I love collecting veterans.

Though their numbers are undeniably dwindling, it seems that every time I go to a Bomber Command-related event I come away having met a new veteran or two. 1,265 more words

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A Rear Gunner's poem

I’m wandering slightly off topic now, but one of the items I found in my grandfather’s collection of wartime material was the following poem.

I know he didn’t write it, as it is the story of a Rear Gunner in heavies with Bomber Command. 417 more words

Background Information

Chapter 1

Un funud fach cyn elo’r haul i’r orwel,
Un funud fwyn cyn delo’r hwyr i’w hynt
I gofio am y pethau anghofiedig
Ar goll yn awr yn llwch yr amser cynt.

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