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Discussion in 'Air War in Western Europe 1939 - 1945' started by Fred Wilson, Jun 5, 2014.

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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Re 12 Squadron etc etc...Somewhere on http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/
    ... there is a thread dedicated to links to obscure RAF Squadron's websites that do not seem to come up in Google Searches.

    - If someone has the link... pop it in here please! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    No. 15 Squadron RAF Blenheim P6914 lost 1940-05-12 near Gellik Belgium

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    Ole Ronnest, a retired Danish police forensics officer, has devoted more than 30 years of his life to researching and recording the history of this and many other raids.
    He has been honoured for his work by the award of an MBE – an unusual honour for a foreign national, but reflecting the great admiration that everyone who has met him has.

    In 1990 Ole organised the return of a propeller off Blenheim R3800 which crashed in the Limfjord (Aalborg Denmark Aug 13th 1940) during this raid and which now stands
    at the old entrance to RAF Watton as a Memorial to All those of the Royal Air Force and Commonwealth Air Forces killed whilst operating from RAF Watton and Bodney.
    http://www.thebrecklandview.com/2013/08/17/raf-aircrew-remembered-in-denmark/

    https://aviationtrails.wordpress.com/choose-your-trail/trail-9-swaffham-and-her-neighbours-part-2/

    82 Squadron lost 11 of 12 Blenheims, costing 20 lives and 13 POW on this raid. (The 12th aircraft returned early with technical problems.)
    25 Luftwaffe Fighters were based at the airfield and 6 Me109ss had just arrived. http://www.luftwaffe.no/claim1.htm
    Flak was adjusted accurately to their 7000' altitude half way through the bombing mission.

    See an excellent report on the day at: http://www.airmen.dk/p014aalb.htm

    82 Sqdn Memorial Aalborg Denmark VADUM CEMETERY, Coll. grave C.

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    From: https://aviationtrails.wordpress.com/raf-and-usaaf-memorials/

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    Very nice job on this thread. Thanks

    Any pictures of some of the beautiful stained glass windows I seen over the years (not in person) that pay tribute to air crews?
     
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    Man, you just brought up some memories. Yes, I have seen some beautiful Stained Glass memorials. Can't for the life of me remember where.

    PS:
    Stayed at the Bank Of Englands Presidents mansion near Tumbredge Wells if I remember correctly. Used to be property of Canterbury Cathedral in the old days.
    I volunteered there at a traditional English Folk Music Festival as a fundraiser for Canterbury Cathedral.
    He had a massive long 20' high hedge, with the tops cut into the shape of the favorite toys of each of his sons he lost in the RAF in WW2.
    Like an idiot I did not take any pictures.

    That famous Morris Dance Troup that does traditional English dance would only come if 12 kegs of Mead Beer were provided.
    They were specially made by Tartan Brewery for the event. I got plastered. One of life's most embarrassing moments that night. Sigh...

    Blur The Wassailing Song
    (Mead Beer.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJJuUOjT6L0
     

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