- The last flight of EE893 and the saving of Schwanheim
- We will remember them.
- E S (Tom) Wilkinson – Pilot RNZAF
- Speed up on Stirlings.
- The Garden of Mepal “Forever Fallen” featuring Gita Langley A tribute to the sacrifices made by 75 Squadron.
- A full moon tonight.
- The ceremony. Sunday May 13, 2012. Schwanheim, Germany.
- Never Forgotten
- Social media magic (or – sometimes nice things just happen)
- The Short Stirling Mk III Heavy bomber
- Bomber Command
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It was fifteen minutes past midnight on a cold Monday morning, September 7th 1943, a young airman hangs, suspended by his snagged parachute three stories up on the side of a building in a small German forest village. Down below … Continue reading
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
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
An interesting short movie showing how the Stirling heavy bomber was constructed.
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
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
These beautiful images were sent by my good friends in Schwanheim, Germany. Thanks to them, the memory of the demise of RAF bomber EE893 and many of it’s crew on that night in 1943 will never be forgotten. It was … Continue reading
Some pretty cool things have happened to me since getting into social media. Communicating and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds from all around the world to express and compare opinions, share news, interests, experiences and emotions – … Continue reading