News

  1. Wattisham Soldiers in Poppy Appeal

    By Jim Brown on October 30th, 2014

    Troops from 16 Air Assault Brigade have taken part in The Royal British Legion's London Poppy Day today (Thu 30 Oct). Approximately 160 troops from the Brigade's units based at Colchester's Merville Barracks and Wattisham Flying Station in Suffolk …

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  2. ABF The Soldiers' Charity - Commonwealth Heroes of the First World War

    By Jim Brown on October 24th, 2014

    ABF The Soldiers' Chairty - Frontline Magazine.  Feature article : Commonwealth Heroes of the First World War (click)

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  3. Historypin launches its new First World War Centenary hub

    By Jim Brown on October 22nd, 2014

    Today, the community history website Historypin launched its new First World War Centenary hub at a special event in the Houses of Parliament hosted by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The hub is a free online space for people to share historical and …

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  4. War Memorials Grant Scheme (England)

    By Jim Brown on October 20th, 2014

    English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation, in association with Friends of War Memorials, are providing grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for …

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  5. Duke of Edinburgh visits Army technicians

    By Jim Brown on October 9th, 2014

    From maintaining military vehicles to inspiring the next generation of engineers, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh has seen the work of 7 Air Assault Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (7 Air Asslt Bn REME). The …

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  6. Local centenarian - Loops the Loop at Wattisham

    By Jim Brown on October 4th, 2014

    A 100-year-old woman from Suffolk has celebrated her birthday by being taken up in a glider for a loop-the-loop stunt. Nora Brier, from Hopton, visited Wattisham airfield near Needham Market for her trip with the Anglia Gliding Club. After landing, …

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  7. Forces Families - RAF Families Federation

    By Jim Brown on September 24th, 2014

    Whilst travelling the world and serving in various countries can prove key motivators for people to join the armed forces, how does this impact upon their families?  The RAF Families Federation have recently published a pamphlet to explain (click)

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  8. RBL Suffolk Recreate a Great War Equine image

    By Jim Brown on September 23rd, 2014

    As a lead up to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal campaign, RBL Suffolk are seeking to recruit 400 volunteers to help recreate a equine inspired First World War image.  (click)

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  9. Tribute to Local WW2 code breaker

    By Jim Brown on September 11th, 2014

    The sculpture unveiled in Newmarket today is a contemporary tribute to Professor William ‘Bill’ Tutte, who is credited with changing the course of the war with his mathematical and code breaking skills. Bill attended Cheveley Primary School in …

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  10. Knowledge Exchange: US and UK Military Helicopter Crews

    By Jim Brown on September 10th, 2014

    An exchange visit is helping develop links and understanding between British and American units operating the Apache attack helicopter. Air and ground crew from the Utah National Guard's 1st Battalion, 211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (1-211ARB) …

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