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The last flight of EE893 and the saving of Schwanheim

In April 2012, a New Zealand newspaper, The Nelson Mail began running a series of stories about a war-time event including the heroic actions of a local man named Tom Wilkinson. Wilkinson, who hailed from Nelson sacrificed his life attempting … Continue reading

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We will remember them.

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Barbed Wire – A Dutch perspective on Stalag IVB

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E S (Tom) Wilkinson – Pilot RNZAF

P/O Tom Wilkinson from Brightwater, New Zealand died at the controls attempting to crash land his stricken RAF Stirling bomber. Dad and three others managed to escape the aircraft but Tom remained – he had always told his crew that … Continue reading

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Speed up on Stirlings.

An interesting short movie showing how the Stirling heavy bomber was constructed.

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The Garden of Mepal “Forever Fallen” featuring Gita Langley A tribute to the sacrifices made by 75 Squadron.

A tribute to the sacrifices made by 75 Squadron. Release date 4th of November 2013 10% of Royalties committed to the Mepal Garden fund 10% of Royalties committed to the British Legion Help for Heroes fund. Written by Gita Langley … Continue reading

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Documentary recorded in March 1989 about the RAF Lancaster raid on Augsburg Germany.

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A full moon tonight.

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The ceremony. Sunday May 13, 2012. Schwanheim, Germany.

It was midday and in twos and threes, the guests arrived at Zum alten Nussbaum or ‘The old walnut tree’, Schwanheim’s own delightfully traditional restaurant. A little awkwardly at first, we made our introductions – descendants of the air crew, … Continue reading

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BBC Battlefields – Bomber

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