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Ern and myself

Now to get back to Ern and myself. We saved twenty pounds (felt like millionaires). Ern’s Gran was selling her home furniture well we went out on our bikes to have a look at it all and it looked good … Continue reading

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Living in Gravesend and Cobham

No. 11 The Overcliffe We lived at no. 11 The Overcliffe, Gravesend.  Old Tom (that’s what we called mum’s husband). One night he told mum he would take me out with him, I didn’t want to go but in those … Continue reading

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DH Mosquito crash

An investigation into a 1944 DH Mosquito crash at RAF Gravesend, described by Ben Parish. Ben Parish remembers: Mr Parish recalled that in early 1944, when the ‘Aerodrome was home to DH Mosquito’s, one of the aircraft failed to takeoff and … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 1943

An investigation into the the Gravesend crash of a USAAF fighter, on New Year’s Eve 1943 Ray Clarke remembers “I was ploughing when I heard a terrific roar of an aeroplane clearly in distress. The plough horses frightened by this broke … Continue reading

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