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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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World War II: ‘Wartime Domesday’ book showing life in 1939 to be made publicly available online

In a move that will transform the study of key aspects of 20th century British social history, one of the country’s most important data collections is being made available to historians and the general public from 2 November. Historical researchers have … 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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