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Channel NewsAsia
British squadron leader wins World Wool Sack Race for ninth timeTETBURY, England - With a time of just 50.63 seconds Royal Air Force squadron l
British squadron leader wins World Wool Sack Race for ninth time
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 hours ago
TETBURY, England - With a time of just 50.63 seconds Royal Air Force squadron leader Nathan Barraclough outclassed his opponents to win the World Wool Sack Racing Championship on Sunday for the ninth time. Carrying a 60-pound (27-kg) sack on his... Read more
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Salon.com
Alan Furst’s ‘A Hero of France’ lacks intensityhero Mathieu roams the streets and alleys of Paris and traverses the railways a
Alan Furst’s ‘A Hero of France’ lacks intensity
Salon.com / Posted 7 hours ago
hero Mathieu roams the streets and alleys of Paris and traverses the railways and countryside smuggling fallen British Royal Air Force pilots and crew to safety with the help of passeurs — or guides — across to the border of neutral Spain, all... Read more
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Daily Mirror
RAF launch airstrikes against ISIS as 3,700 people flee Fallujah for their livesare locking some families down inside the hospital building. "They are making
RAF launch airstrikes against ISIS as 3,700 people flee Fallujah for their lives
Daily Mirror / Posted 8 hours ago
are locking some families down inside the hospital building. "They are making people freak out over the (arrival of) Iraqi forces by telling them, 'The army and militia are coming to kill you all.'" According to the United Nations Refugee Agency... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Obama's speech at Hiroshimaof "strategic bombing." During the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Luftwaffe stu
Obama's speech at Hiroshima
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 14 hours ago
of "strategic bombing." During the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Luftwaffe stupidly stopped attacking the airfield of the Royal Air Force and began bombing the cities. This led to the Blitz when nighttime raids on civilian population centers... Read more
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Daily Mail
Christopher Nolan marshals army of extras as Dunkirk shoot continuesover the dramatic war scene A stuntman flies the Supermarine Spitfire, a singl
Christopher Nolan marshals army of extras as Dunkirk shoot continues
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
over the dramatic war scene A stuntman flies the Supermarine Spitfire, a single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force during WWII Land, sea and air: All dimensions of the Allies battle against the Nazis is being covered in the... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Founding Flyers25 years later, in World War II, another American pilot similarly volunteered a
Founding Flyers
The Post-Journal / Posted yesterday
25 years later, in World War II, another American pilot similarly volunteered and died flying Spitfires for the British Royal Air Force. Prior to his death, John Gillespie Mcgee Jr. wrote this poem which he sent to his parents "Oh! I have... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Maritime Museum celebrates its 30th with memories and musicmen lying in open ground, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions.
Maritime Museum celebrates its 30th with memories and music
Liverpool Echo / Posted 2 days ago
men lying in open ground, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions. He went on to serve as a chaplain with the Royal Air Force during World War II. The medals are on show at the Museums of Liverpool.1999: Eleanor Rathbone casketThe... Read more
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CBC.ca
A last sortie? Montreal D-Day pilot, 93, returns to France for Legion of Honour awardAs an Royal Air Force pilot flying almost daily missions against Nazi targets i
A last sortie? Montreal D-Day pilot, 93, returns to France for Legion of Honour award
CBC.ca / Posted 2 days ago
As an Royal Air Force pilot flying almost daily missions against Nazi targets in Europe, Dr. Peter Roper never really expected to live past his early 20s. It didn't help that he flew Typhoons, the RAF's lethal ground attack fighter-bomber with a... Read more
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Breitbart
WWII B-17 Gunner Dies Quietly After First Visit to UK Since 1945six months,” stepdaughter Darlene O’Donnell told Florida Today. “He couldn’t wa
WWII B-17 Gunner Dies Quietly After First Visit to UK Since 1945
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
six months,” stepdaughter Darlene O’Donnell told Florida Today. “He couldn’t wait to go.” “Though no one knew him, the Royal Air Force, U.S. Air Force and historians in London attended and participated in the funeral with military honors,”... Read more
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Cold Lake Sun
Maple Flag 2016 takes flighttheir Canadian counterparts, including the US Air Force, the Kentucky Air Natio
Maple Flag 2016 takes flight
Cold Lake Sun / Posted 3 days ago
their Canadian counterparts, including the US Air Force, the Kentucky Air National Guard, the US Marine Corps, the British Royal Air Force, the French Air Force and both the German and Belgian armies. Canada is contributing a total of 24 CF-18... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies peacefullyby the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies peacefully
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 3 days ago
by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war sites, Rector signed up to visit the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk, England. It was there that he served with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies peacefullyby the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies peacefully
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 3 days ago
by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war sites, Rector signed up to visit the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk, England. It was there that he served with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies...by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies...
Dayton Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war sites, Rector signed up to visit the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk, England. It was there that he served with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies...by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies...
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 3 days ago
by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war sites, Rector signed up to visit the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk, England. It was there that he served with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies...by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war sites, Rector signed up to visit the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk, England. It was there that he served with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies peacefullyby the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies peacefully
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 3 days ago
by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war sites, Rector signed up to visit the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk, England. It was there that he served with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies...by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war
WWII veteran returns to Britain 70 years after serving, dies...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 3 days ago
by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans that helps people visit war sites, Rector signed up to visit the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk, England. It was there that he served with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945... Read more
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express
‘How I was abused by RAF serviceman who turned into Jimmy Savile of the Scouts world’and 1989 in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. During his sickening campaign of
‘How I was abused by RAF serviceman who turned into Jimmy Savile of the Scouts world’
express / Posted 3 days ago
and 1989 in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. During his sickening campaign of abuse he was also a serving member of the Royal Air Force and an active churchgoer. Mr Brown, who now has two children of his own, would go to Scout camps in... Read more
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TribLIVE
Penn Township woman’s desire to connect changes life for vets in Greensburg facilityEd Holmes, World War II • Army Cpl. Jim Charles, Korean War • Marine Corps Cp
Penn Township woman’s desire to connect changes life for vets in Greensburg facility
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
Ed Holmes, World War II • Army Cpl. Jim Charles, Korean War • Marine Corps Cpl. Jack Brose, Korean War • Dorothy Fredo, Royal Air Force (U.K.), World War II Veterans are important to Penn Township resident Marianne Caruso. Her father, Clarence... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Valuable Second World War RAF jacket was lying in a tin trunkgone into residential care. In it, lying carefully preserved, was either his o
Valuable Second World War RAF jacket was lying in a tin trunk
Nottingham Post / Posted 4 days ago
gone into residential care. In it, lying carefully preserved, was either his own or a close family member's World War Two Royal Air Force pilot's dress jacket, sheepskin lined leather flying boots, and a contemporary British army serge... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
After 70 years, B-17 gunner revisits Britain – and dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
After 70 years, B-17 gunner revisits Britain – and dies quietly there
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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The Courier
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
The Courier / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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The Young Witness
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
The Young Witness / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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Canberra Times
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. Melvin Rector, left, with fellow soldiers during the war. Photo:... Read more
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Western Advocate
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Western Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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Kiama Independent
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Kiama Independent / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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Manning River Times
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Manning River Times / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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The North West Star
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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Brisbane Times
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. Melvin Rector, left, with fellow soldiers during the war. Photo:... Read more
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Daily Liberal
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Daily Liberal / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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The Age
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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The Border Mail
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
The Border Mail / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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WA Today
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
WWII gunner revisits country he helped save, then dies quietly there
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. Melvin Rector, left, with fellow soldiers during the war. Photo:... Read more
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Northern Echo
The RAF Falcons will parachute into major airshow this weekendin his first year with the team, said: “It is a very steep learning curve initi
The RAF Falcons will parachute into major airshow this weekend
Northern Echo / Posted 4 days ago
in his first year with the team, said: “It is a very steep learning curve initially, but I will feel proud to represent the Royal Air Force whilst jumping into the Skylive Airshow under the red, white and blue canopy.” The RAF Falcons Parachute... Read more
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Calgary Sun
After waiting 70 years, WWII B-17 gunner, 94, revisits Britain and dies thereprogram through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He
After waiting 70 years, WWII B-17 gunner, 94, revisits Britain and dies there
Calgary Sun / Posted 4 days ago
program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb Group in 1945 as a radio operator... Read more
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Air Force Times
WWII vet dies on his 'final mission' in Londona news piece about Rector's funeral service. "We wanted it to be as special as
WWII vet dies on his 'final mission' in London
Air Force Times / Posted 5 days ago
a news piece about Rector's funeral service. "We wanted it to be as special as possible." Though no one knew him, the Royal Air Force, U.S. Air Force and historians in London attended and participated in the funeral with military honors. "He... Read more
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Daily Mail
U.S. vet, 94, dies in UK on trip to country where he served in WWIIpossible.' The family was surprised when American Air Force servicemen, statio
U.S. vet, 94, dies in UK on trip to country where he served in WWII
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
possible.' The family was surprised when American Air Force servicemen, stationed in England, and members of the British Royal Air Force showed up to the funeral, and bid Rector adieu with full military honors. Vavruich says she was humbled by... Read more
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Evening Standard
Take a theatrical tour around the Trellick Towerbeautiful, striking, and a world away from just about everywhere else around. S
Take a theatrical tour around the Trellick Tower
Evening Standard / Posted 5 days ago
beautiful, striking, and a world away from just about everywhere else around. See it, you must. 13/50 Be swept away at the Royal Air Force museum Royal Air Force museum, Grahame Park Way, NW9 5LL, rafmuseum.org.ukMore than 100 historic craft sit... Read more
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BBC News
Guyana's gifts to the worlda childhood dream of becoming a pilot. Being longsighted put an end to that. B
Guyana's gifts to the world
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
a childhood dream of becoming a pilot. Being longsighted put an end to that. But he still worked his way up through the Royal Air Force to become the most senior black officer in the British armed forces, and head of the RAF's Cranwell officer... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
40 years on, last chance saloon for cars abandoned in Cyprus warAKROTIRI ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE - Antique cars rust under the fierce Cyprus sun b
40 years on, last chance saloon for cars abandoned in Cyprus war
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 6 days ago
AKROTIRI ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE - Antique cars rust under the fierce Cyprus sun beside vintage motorcycles and gutted lorries, stranded for four decades on the wrong side of a dividing line that didn't exist when they were parked. Hundreds of vehicles... Read more
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Evening Standard
TalkSPORT's The Two Mikes bring banter to Camden ahead of Edinburgh Febeautiful, striking, and a world away from just about everywhere else around. S
TalkSPORT's The Two Mikes bring banter to Camden ahead of Edinburgh Fe
Evening Standard / Posted 6 days ago
beautiful, striking, and a world away from just about everywhere else around. See it, you must. 13/50 Be swept away at the Royal Air Force museum Royal Air Force museum, Grahame Park Way, NW9 5LL, rafmuseum.org.ukMore than 100 historic craft sit... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
World War II vet dies on his 'final mission' in Londona news piece about Rector's funeral service. "We wanted it to be as special as
World War II vet dies on his 'final mission' in London
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 6 days ago
a news piece about Rector's funeral service. "We wanted it to be as special as possible." Though no one knew him, the Royal Air Force, U.S. Air Force and historians in London attended and participated in the funeral with military honors. "He... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
World War II vet dies on his 'final mission' in Londona news piece about Rector's funeral service. "We wanted it to be as special as
World War II vet dies on his 'final mission' in London
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 6 days ago
a news piece about Rector's funeral service. "We wanted it to be as special as possible." Though no one knew him, the Royal Air Force, U.S. Air Force and historians in London attended and participated in the funeral with military honors. "He... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
World War II vet dies on his 'final mission' in Londona news piece about Rector's funeral service. "We wanted it to be as special as
World War II vet dies on his 'final mission' in London
The Record Searchlight / Posted 6 days ago
a news piece about Rector's funeral service. "We wanted it to be as special as possible." Though no one knew him, the Royal Air Force, U.S. Air Force and historians in London attended and participated in the funeral with military honors. "He... Read more
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Pleasanton Weekly
Honoring Braverysaid Collings volunteer Kevin Ryan. But this specific plane in the Wings of Fre
Honoring Bravery
Pleasanton Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
said Collings volunteer Kevin Ryan. But this specific plane in the Wings of Freedom tour was also used by the British Royal Air Force in the Pacific. Witchcraft is the only fully restored and flying B24 bomber, according to the Collings... Read more
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express
Top Yorkshire cop apologises after 'comparing his colleagues to BINMEN'told The Times that the comment had been badly received. Mr Thomson served muc
Top Yorkshire cop apologises after 'comparing his colleagues to BINMEN'
express / Posted 6 days ago
told The Times that the comment had been badly received. Mr Thomson served much of his career at 34th Squadron of The Royal Air Force Regiment, a ground fighting force based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire. He served tours in Afghanistan,... Read more
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