Tag Archives: world war II

V1 Explosion, Woodland Lane, Shorne, 3rd August 1944

While I was working on the Oral History for SWAG I met a few of the older Shorne residents and was told about the V1 that landed on an army hut behind the houses, on the west side of Woodland … Continue reading

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Bletchley Park: British Intelligence and the Second World War

Secret Buckinghamshire Virtual talk series: No. 1Bletchley Park: British Intelligence and the Second World WarDate: Wednesday 7 April 2021             Time: 1900hrs           Free Online Eventwith speaker Professor John Ferris (Professor of History at the University of Calgary) For more details go to … Continue reading

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Betty Bicker-Robinson: memories of WW2

At the beginning of the war I was in my early teens, and each year we used to go hop picking on My Pye’s farm for about seven weeks. Whenever the air raid siren went off, and the German planes … Continue reading

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Several injured in crash near Cobham

Chatham Observer – Friday July 30th 1943 PLANE RIPS TOPS OFF FARM COTTAGES: Several Injured in Crash Near Cobham Three of crew killed OCCUPANTS of two farm cottages at Henhurst were injured-three seriously – when a plane crashed into the … Continue reading

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Event: talk on Pegwell Bay & British coastal defence in WW2

Pegwell Bay’s sheltered location at the mouth of the old Wantsum Channel and its close proximity to the continent has made it a place of strategic importance for centuries; recent investigations even put it as the first landing place for … Continue reading

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