In Reach Of The Skies's Memorials Posts

Posting up about the Marauder memorial last week reminded me of this memorial that I visited nearby 3 years ago which also deserves a mention on here. As…

The Martin Marauder was a twin engined American medium bomber in WWII. This particular aircraft was based at Great Dunmow in Essex and took off in poor weather…

Podington today is most likely to be associated with Santa Pod Raceway, a major centre for drag racing. However, the drag strip started life as the main runway…

Louis Bleriot was of course the first person to successfully cross the English Channel in a heavier than air powered aircraft back in 1909 in his Bleriot Flyer.…

West Malling was a fighter airfield in Kent and an airfield that I went to a couple of times 30 years ago when it hosted the the Great Warbirds Display. Sadly…

Andrew Mynarski was a Canadian serving in RCAF 419 squadron in WWII and was posthumously awarded a VC for his attempts to free a rear gunner trapped in a doomed…

On the seafront at The Leas, Folkestone is a memorial area including this stone dedicated to the RFC and RAF. Unfortunately we managed to coincide our recent…

There is very little remaining of the Battle of Britain airfield at Hawkinge in Kent as it is now mostly a housing estate. There is a museum on one corner of…

Driving along a country lane near Newchurch the wingman alerted me to a memorial stone at the side of the road. It turned out to commemorate the life of Arthur…

Sadly, celebrating VE day in a meaningful way has not proved possible so it has been a case watching the tv to catch the limited events and commemorations that…
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