Tag Archives: RAF

Ben Parish: memories of Shorne

First of all it is probably best if I begin by amplifying some of Reg’s memories with some of my own. We both lived near the woods and each of us was able to lean over the fence of our respective … Continue reading

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Alan Driscoll: memories of Shorne

Although I lived in Shorne from 1956 to 1987 my memories are more related to my teenage years when I was a member of the Air Cadets and later an apprentice carpenter. In 1956 I bought two plots of land, … 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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