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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. 418 more words

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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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A breakdown in communications I fear........

I must confess, I am growing increasingly concerned about my ability to communicate back to new relatives contacting the blog. Looking for an old email in my sent folder this week, I was actually shocked to realise the number of emails that I have sent out as replies to contacts, never to hear anything back…… 365 more words


"So that's where I left it": 1000lb bomb found in North Sea

Some 70 years ago, an RAF bombardier jettisoned an unused thousand-pounder from his aircraft somewhere over the North Sea. Yesterday, a trawler unexpectedly fetched up the… 216 more words


Straight to the Pool Room!

Or are you a stranger, without even a name?

Forever enshrined, behind some glass pane?

In an old photograph, torn and tattered and stained,

And fading to yellow, in a brown leather frame?

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