Tag Archives: oral history

Alan Driscoll: memories of Shorne

Alan Driscoll talks about his days as an air cadet in Shorne during WWII, while his daughter remembers Shorne Woods in the 1970s Although I lived in Shorne from 1956 to 1987 my memories are more related to my teenage years when … Continue reading

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Nellie Dodd: memories of Cobham

Nellie Dodd remembers life after WWII, living at Laughing Water Camp, located  in a previous air force camp in Cobham Woods.* Earlier life I was born in the yard of the Pelican pub in Strood and was always told that … 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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