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Great Spire is Unveiled

Great Spire is Unveiled

Young Journalists from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy were very privileged to be invited to the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) Unveiling Ceremony. Over 300 WWII veterans, who were part of Bomber Command at a time when our country was in great peril, joined together as the great spire created in their honour was unveiled. Last […]

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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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D-Day 70th Anniversary. 6th June 1944 – 2014

D-Day 70th Anniversary. 6th June 1944 – 2014

The Queen, world leaders, veterans and their families along with thousands of others have attended the main commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.

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Cadets and Veterans Discuss WW1 Legacy

Cadets and Veterans Discuss WW1 Legacy

YJA were invited to the annual chamber debate event in the House of Lords where the discussion was handed over to cadets and veterans especially selected from the across the country

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Remembrance at Priory LSST

Remembrance at Priory LSST

This year, the Priory’s Remembrance service was particularly hard-hitting, having invited along a group of WWII veterans to share the atmosphere.