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031: Spring 1991

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033: Winter 1991

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The First Air Raid: Great Yarmouth by Bob Wyatt

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This item by Bob Wyatt, the Book Review Editor for Stand To! from 1987 to 2017, appeared in Stand To! No. 27 1989. On the night of 19 January 1915 ... three Zeppelins set off on the first air raid by airships over Britain. Engine failure caused one to turn back but the other two reached England. They had intended to attack the North-East coast but…


108: January 2017

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Postponed : 'The Forgotten Blitz and the Defeat of the Zeppelins' with Ian Castle

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Following our Branch AGM, Ian will present 'The Forgotten Blitz and the Defeat of the Zeppelins'. focusing on the airships, the raids and effects on morale, etc


Giants in the Sky : The Zeppelin in World War One - David Skillen

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David Skillen describes himself as a “consumer of history” and is an engaging, animated and entertaining professional speaker.  His talk, “Giants in the Sky – The Zeppelin in World War One”, tells the story of how the people of Britain saw huge, silver, cigar shaped objects flying across the country, seemingly at will, delivering death and destruct…


On-Line Joint Meeting with Cheltenham Branch (1)

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In another joint on-line meeting with the Cheltenham & Gloucester branch, our own James White will speak on Rex Warneford VC and his exploits in destroying a Zeppelin over Ghent in 1915. This presentation is based on the one prepared for the very successful Wiltshire Branch Great War Centenary Event in 2015.   All members and guests are welco…


The Gotha Air Raid on London – 13 June 1917

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German air raids on Britain during the First World War began in early 1915 when Zeppelins were used to bomb coastal targets in Eastern England. The use of Gotha bombers began in May 1917 - these aircraft were capable of long distance flights and were used to make daylight raids on South East England. On 13 June 1917, German Gotha aircraft carried…


Ian Castle presents 'The Forgotten Blitz and the Defeat of the Zeppelins

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Ian is a well respected on the subject of Balloons, Ballooning and Zeppelins. He looks at the Bitz, its effect on moral and how the menace of the Zeppelin Airships was dealt with 


"A Fine Feat of Arms" - The Zeppelin Base Raids, Autumn 1914 by Ian Castle

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The decreasing impact of Omicron allows us to return to Cobham for our February meeting although we will continue to stream on the Zoom platform for those who, for whatever reason, prefer to join us on line. We welcome back to Cobham Ian Castle, an acknowledged authority on the air war. In the summer of 1914, as Europe teetered on the brink of war…