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page in appreciation of our WW2 veterans.
'slide shows' of the dedication ceremony and the construction of the
memorial plus the 'On this day in 194?' feature where major Combined
Ops events are highlighted on their anniversary dates with links to
additional information. Also posts and questions from visitors.
70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe.
William Hague, Leader of the House of Commons, recently announced
that there are to be three days of commemorations to mark the 70th
anniversary of Victory in Europe Day during May 2015.
commemoration is planned to mark the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Japan (VJ
Day) day on the 15th August 2015. More information will appear in the
national & local media.
Reach the people who will be interested to know about your Combined
Operations or war related event by adding it to our forthcoming events page
free of charge.
To everyone else; Visit our forthcoming
events page for things to see and places to visit. If you know of an event
of possible interest, that is not listed, please let us know.
To notify an event
To visit the
webpage click here.
Raffle of a Painting “Let's Play, not
Slay" by David A Thorp
depicting the legendary football match between the opposing forces in no
man's land on Christmas eve 1914.
painting has a value of £2,500 and will be raffled during the summer of 2015
in aid of the Royal British Legion and the Cheshire Regimental Benevolent
Tickets costing £2.50 will be sold at the
Cheshire County Show, Tabley (23 & 24
June), the Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells, Powys (20 to 23 July), the
Nantwich Show (July 30) in Cheshire and the Cheshire Country Game Fair at
Tabley (August 29 - 31) where the draw will take place.
There will be three further prizes.
Free WW1 Teaching Resource.
Newspaper cuttings in the form of a 13
page booklet (26 sides) with published accounts of aspects of the war
during 1914 to 1919. Available
to schools, universities, libraries and accredited education
for printed version.
handbook was prepared for Combined Operations in the Far East. It
illustrates the depth and complexity of the planning process necessary
to ensure that the 3 services worked together as a unified force.
Salvage and Restoration of LCT 7074.
7074 has been raised from the docks at
Birkenhead and transported to Portsmouth where restoration work will be
undertaken with the aim of revealing it to the public during the 75th
anniversary year of D-Day. Google 'LCT 7074' or visit the BBC at
Find Books of Interest.
Search for Books direct from our Books page. Don't have the
name of a book in mind? Just type in a keyword to get a list of
possibilities... and if you want to purchase you can do so on line through
the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE). 5% commission goes into the memorial
Gazelle Helicopter Squadron Display Team.
The Gazelle Squadron
is a unique team of ex-British Military Gazelle helicopters in
their original military colours and with their original military
registrations. The core team includes four Gazelles, one from each
service; The Royal Navy, The Royal Marines, The Army Air Corps and The
Royal Air Force. A fifth Gazelle in Royal Marines colours will provide
intimate support for the team. Their crest
includes the Combined Operations badge. The last, and possibly, only time
the badge was seen on an aircraft was in the early mid 40s. A photo of the
Hurricane concerned is included in the 516
Legasee Film Archive.
As part of an exciting social history project, the film company Legasee is
looking for veterans from any conflict who would like to have their
stories filmed for posterity.
Films are now available on line.
New to Combined
Explained for an easy introduction to the subject.
not only troops that landed, but also Royal Navy and Royal Air Force
personnel who operated in support of the landings may apply.
Click here for application form and
further information from the MOD.
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