Memorial service for 75th anniversary of the loss of Halifax VII, NP681 RCAF that crashed at Newnham Manor Farm, Crowmarsh Gifford.
Monday 9th September, 2019 at 09:05 am.
At 08.30 am we will start gathering close to the crash site at the top of Old Reading Road OX10 8BW; the crash occurred at 0905 hrs. The British Legion Standard from Benson and Ewelme will be in attendance along with a RAF Chaplain from RAF Benson, along with the CO who will lay a wreath. Wing Commander (Ret) Jim Wright DFC, former navigator with the Bomber Command Pathfinder Force and veteran of 44 wartime operations will lay a wreath on behalf of the citizens of Crowmarsh and the Bomber Command Association.
BMMHS is delighted to announce that 3 more high quality talks have been confirmed for 2020
Watch this space!
The Wooden World - Life in Nelson's navy - A Talk by Philip K Allan
An excellent talk followed by a book signing by naval author, Philip K Allan, author of the Alexander Clay series. Following a lifetime’s love of the wooden warships of the Napoleonic era, Philip took a packed house through a fascinating presentation of what it was like to live and work in the navies of the day.
Chalke Valley History Festival 24th - 30th June 2019 (Near Salisbury)
BMMHS Visit to D-Day Museum in Portsmouth 23rd May 2019. The first trip organised by BMMHS.
BMMHS Inagural Meeting: The Real Dad’s Army; The role and training of British Auxiliary Units in World War 2.
Last night saw the first event of the BMMHS, with a fascinating talk by local historian Bill King, assisted by his wife Flora, on how Britain intended to repel a German invasion in 1940 through the use of ‘underground’ resistance fighters.
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Happy 98th Birthday Royal Australian Air Force
On 31 March 1921, the RAAF was formed as an independent service from the Army, making it the second-oldest air force in the world.
The RAAF has its origins in the Australian Flying Corps, which served in the Middle East and European theatres during the First World War.
BMMHS Announced at WFA TVP Branch Meeting
Thank you to Barbara Taylor of The Western Front Association for kindly announcing the formation of the British Modern Military History Society to members at the Thames Valley Branch meeting on Thursday 28th March 2019.