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YJA meets Stan Bradford DFM

YJA meets Stan Bradford DFM

Last week, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of VE Day, YJA were invited to a WW2 Veterans’ Reunion hosted by RAF Scampton, the famous airbase of the Dambusters. I enjoyed the privilege of being able to interview Stan Bradford, who, at the age of 19, had a prominent part to play in World War […]

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The world’s first-ever humanitarian aid mission

The world’s first-ever humanitarian aid mission

  Towards the end of World War 2, the population of Holland was gripped by hunger. Already 20,000 had died from starvation. In a special arrangement with the German High Command, Lancaster bombers flew very low over the Netherlands and dropped food supplies. It was called Operation Manna and, some seventy years later, the mission […]

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Pupils Inspired by Aviation Heritage

Pupils Inspired by Aviation Heritage

Only two Lancasters are left and the pupils were able to see them both. During the day, they also dressed up as evacuees.