In Reach Of The Skies's Memorials Posts

On 6th July 1944, around 7pm, this Halifax took off from RAF Burn for a mission to the V1 site at Croixdalle. For the pilot and some of the crew this was the…

This Lancaster was on a night navigational excercise with a trainee crew when it took off from RAF Winthorpe (now the site of Newark air museum) on 10th April…

On 5th January 1945 Vickers Wellington LP841 of 82 Operational Training Unit out of Ossington airfield hit an electrical pole and caught fire. The tail broke…

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…
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