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Scrappy the Fire Rescue Dog

Scrappy the Fire Rescue Dog

Scrappy is obviously up with the times as he even has his own Twitter account and Facebook page!

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Raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag

Raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag

The twenty fifth of June marked the beginning of Armed Forces Week. Like many other organisations around the UK, North Kesteven District Council held a ceremony to show their respect to members of the military, past and present, who have defended our nation. ‘Raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag’ took place in front of […]

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Raising of the Armed Forces Flag

Raising of the Armed Forces Flag

On the run up to Armed Forces Day, representatives from across the Services, Veterans and school children, including Young Journalists Tom and Andrew, were present at North Kesteven District Council’s courtyard for the ‘Raising of the Armed Forces Flag’. Members of the public joined in the event, although speeches from local members of the Armed […]

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YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

The county of Lincolnshire was once known as Bomber County because in WW2 its flat terrain was peppered with airfields. Over the last 70 years, nearly all these sites have returned to farmland or have been built on, but in recent times one organisation has worked tirelessly to ensure that the bravery of the airmen and […]

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Photo gallery: Young Journalists in action at Bomber Command Ceremony

Photo gallery: Young Journalists in action at Bomber Command Ceremony
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‘Priceless’ Panda flew with the Dambusters

‘Priceless’ Panda flew with the Dambusters

A toy panda that flew on the famous Dambusters raid has appeared on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. The bear, which has no name, was tucked into the boot of airman Gordon Radcliffe as he took to the skies on missions, including the famous Dambuster raid. After many successful missions, the crew began to regard the bear […]

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When Spam dropped from the Skies

When Spam dropped from the Skies

By the end of WW2, the population of Holland had endured five years of great hardship. Many people were very hungry and over 20,000 died from starvation. A special arrangement was made between the German High Command and the RAF, allowing food to be dropped to the starving population below. This mission was named Operation […]

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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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VE Day: When schoolchildren were remembered

VE Day: When schoolchildren were remembered

The three Year 5 pupils, who represented YJA this week at a WW2 veteran’s reunion hosted at RAF Scampton, will never forget their experience. Interviewing those who fought in the conflict was a great privilege. If Amelia, Laura and Darcie, all from Heighington Millield Primary Academy, had been schoolchildren in 1946 they would have received […]

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Going up the Ranks

Going up the Ranks

A normal week at Cadets consists of lessons is Aviation, field craft and map and compass skills.

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