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Members Afternoon

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Our January meeting is the traditional Members' Afternoon when we will be treated to a selection of short presentations by branch members. All members and guests are most welcome to come along - doors open at 13.45 and we have the room until 17.00 to allow for all these talks plus refreshments mid-way through the programme. We do ask for £3 on the…


White Heat: The New Warfare 1914

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  The appearance of a new book from our President is always an exciting event and the publications of White Heat is no exception. This volume is his tenth on the subject of the First World War and in it he concentrates on the technological aspects of the conflict. Mr. Terraine contents that 1914 saw a confluence of technological innovation and in…


'From Flying Dreadnought to Dogfighter – The Troubled Birth of the British Fighter' by Greg Baughen

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This talk destroys many myths about WW1 fighter development. Part talk, part detective story, it explains how the importance of air superiority was understood long before the First World War began, explores how the influence of naval thinking delayed the development of dogfighters like the Camel and SE5a and tracks down the mysterious Fighting Expe…


'Sopwith Aircraft and the Great War' with David Hassard

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David Hassard will be giving a talk on Sopwith Aircraft used in the First World War.      IMAGE: Captain Malley, with his all white Sopwith Camel. From Pinterest, Public Domain. Australian War Memorial A033880 


'Formation of the RAF' with Stuart Hadaway

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The Suffolk branch hold monthly meetings, which are open to members and non-members of the association. The meetings include a talk on a Great War related subject, given by branch members or well established historians and authors. 'The Formation of the RAF' is the subject for April given by historian Stuart Hadaway. Most talks are usually an hour …


084: December 2008/January 2009

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The Gallipoli Conference 2018 : 3 November

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To honour the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the RAF this year's Gallipoli Conference is being held at the prestigious RAF Club.  A subsidised rate is also offered to members of The Western Front Association.  To book a place, all Western Front Association members need to do is email conference@gallipoli-association.org. The subjects be…


If it blows - hell! If it doesn't - bombs! The sand-blown story of the air war in German South West Africa

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This month we have the talk with one of the longest titles in WFA history! James White once again takes us to the remote, harsh theatre of war in German South West Africa to look at the air war. On previous occasions the branch has been well informed by James' talks on various aspects of the fighting in this region so the talk promises to be not on…


Nothing Spectacular – The Story of a Typical RFC Pilot by John Dimmock

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This is the story of a typical Royal Flying Corps pilot, Captain N.H. “Normie” Dimmock. The talk covers his career from 1915 to 1919, flying Nieuport 12s and Sopwith Pups with 46 Squadron in France, and Bristol Fighters with 141 Squadron on Home Defence. It is presented by his son John, using his father’s own words taken from letters and reminiscen…


Defending the Ypres Front 1914 – 1918: Trenches, Shelters and Bunkers of the German Army

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By Jan Vancoillie & Kristof Blieck Pen & Sword, £25.00 (E–book: £14.40), 294 pp, ills, 34 maps, bibliog., index. ISBN: 978–152–670–746–8 In outline this comprehensive book describes the German structures employed to defend the territory captured around Ypres and makes excellent use of official drawings and maps as well as photographs fro…


Anglo French Seaplane operations in the Eastern Mediterranean - a talk with Stuart Hadaway

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Our guest speaker for our Christmas meeting will be Stuart Hadaway who will talk about Seaplane operations in the Med which is a topic we are reliably informed has never been covered previously at Ox & Bucks. This promises to be most interesting and informative.