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20 August 1897 Cpl / Flt.Cdt John Arthur Wilson MM: Durham Light Infantry, Machine Gun Corps, Royal Air Force

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As a boy, after Sunday lunch, I recall sitting on my grandfather's knee and he would start off with the line ‘have I told you about the time ...' and he'd then add, ‘.... we were gassed' or '.... we took a German prisoner' or '..... I was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps'. Perhaps this started my interest in history. In his 96th year Jack ret…


'Bloody Paralyser: The Giant Handley Page Bombers of World War 1' a talk by Rob Langham

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Rob Langham, the author of Bloody Paralyser: The Giant Handley Page Bombers of the First World War will be giving a presentation. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start.    


The Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall 11 November 2017

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Highlights from the WFA Service of Remembrance held at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London on the morning of 11 November 2017. The ceremony was attended by various VIPs. MPs Tom Watson and Jamie Stone represented the Labour and Liberal Democrats respectively. Lyndsay Knight, Department of Culture, Media and Sport attended for the government. Singer …


'The Royal Naval Air Service' a talk by Phil Tomaselli

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The Royal Naval Air Service, the air arm of the Royal Navy, came into existence in July 1914. The early RNAS pioneers first flew off ships, they developed the first proper bombers, shot down the first Zeppelin, hunted German cruisers in East Africa and flew fighters over the trenches alongside the Royal Flying Corps. The two were merged as the RAF…


‘At the Top of the Curve? - The BEF Striding Towards Victory in 1918’

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The Northumberland Regional Conference   Conference Chairman - Professor John Derry   PROGRAMME Colin Buxton (Branch member): ‘RAF involvement at the Battle of Amiens, 1918’ Andy Robertshaw (University College London): ‘Sinews of Victory! – Logistics & the 100 Days’ Richard van Emden (World War 1 Expert & Author): ‘1918: The Decisive…


The RAF Centenary Anthology 1918-2018

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This massive commemorative RAF Centenary Anthology 1918-2018 has been an enormous undertaking.

It comprises 650 pages of documents, orders, diaries, letters and ephemera to mark 100 years of of service by the Royal Air Force. It weighs 7kg.

You can see its size from the photograph it is a whopping 39cm x 27cm (15.35 inches x 10.63 inches).

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'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 …