2018 to Present Day
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1st October 2019

Details of New Memorial to be unveiled in The Netherlands. (Lancaster Aircrew Memorial)

The society has been cooperating with Dutch Historian Jaap Geenson for many years. In 2014 our chairman David King was able to identify items recovered by Jaap on the Dutch coast line, as coming from a Lancaster aircraft. A memorial to the crew of this Lancaster II, LL720 408 Sqdn, will now be unveiled on the 9
th November 2019. The relatives of two of the crew members have been located, those of F/O J. Bonneville, RCAF and P/O E. Dramnitzki, RCAF. The search continues for relatives of the other five.

contact the site if you are in anyway related or have any information that you feel may help in tracing them.

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14th September 2019 (Save Finmere Tower)

Further 13 O.T.U loss remembrance page constructed relating to another local crash in connection with our Tower Project.

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17th August 2019

Crash Site Investigation.

Following our investigation the previous weekend we again met with John to confirm the Wellington crash location and provide us with a six figure map reference, required for the licence application to investigate the site. This being the final requirement for the preparation of the licence document, John was then able to approach the farmer on our behalf to complete the document confirming his permission for the investigation.
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11th August 2019

Site updates:

Remembrance page constructed relating to the loss of current Wellington investigation. 10th August.

Remembrance page constructed relating to Miles Master II crash site investigation. 10th August.
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10th August 2019

Crash Site Investigation Miles Master II

Remembrance page relating to this incident has been constructed.

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10th August 2019

Crash Site Investigation F5 Olney.

Following recent research which uncovered the crash report relating to an F5 Lightning the land owner was approached with the view to a investigation. It later transpired that the site had already been investigated by the Twinwood Farm Group. It was therefor unlikely that much of the aircraft still remained following their investigation along with the photographic evidence provided by the crash report. With the land owners permission we took the opportunity to photograph and record the crash area for use in a fourth coming remembrance page in relation to this incident.
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10th August 2019

Eye witness to wellington crash prompts new investigation into a tragic loss. Local historian John Panter kindly showed us the general location of a wellington crash witness by him at the time. This site is now under further investigation.
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13th July 2019

Shelswell History Festival.

As promoted here in recent weeks the society attended the Shelswell History Festival 13th July 2019, following the kind invitation from show organiser Alice Goodall, with the view to promote awareness of the tower project.

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6th July 2019

Aircraft Crash Site Investigation.

Rare Boulton Paul Overstrand site located. M.O.D. Licence applied for.
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5th July 2019

The Society posted a moving extract from our guest book onto our Luftwaffe Facebook page, this posting would in turn result with details of a similar story which enabled us to create a new remembrance page for a Whitley crew.

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29th June 2019

New Additions Today.
RAF Veterans section updates.
Luftwaffe losses added.
Updates to USAAF 1942.
Historic Diary Entries.
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22nd June 2019

New Additions Today.
Moving film recording daughters visit to the crash site of his aircraft B-25 Mitchell FL193. This shows the unveiling of the Societies memorial to the crew by Trish Masters in memory of her father Sgt Eric Bailey R.A.A.F. now viewable
HERE on our YouTube Channel.
New Luftwaffe loss records added.
Finmere Tower Development.
As ten days had passed without a reply from Lone Star Land, a further email was sent to their head office for its attention.
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15th June 2019

New Additions Today.
R.A.F. Veterans page.
R.A.F. Losses.
Society Diary updates current and historical.
U.S.A.A.F. 1942 additions.
Memorial Tower - Stowe School Aircrew losses.
Further developments in relation to F-5 investigation.
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14th June 2019

On the 13th July the Society has been kindly invited to attend the Shelswell Festival, by the Rector at Diocese Oxford Alice Goodall. In preparation for this posters and flyers have now been produced and we have now collected a consignment for distribution.
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14th June 2019

U.S.A.A.F. B-17 42-31469 306th Bomb Group Investigation. C-47 Memorial Fly Past.
This video uploaded today relating to our investigation of this site on the 21st June 2014 under M.O.D. Licence 1773.

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8th June 2019

Our first video uploaded to our YouTube Channel, of our survey undertaken at the crash site of Wellington Mk. X. HZ375 11 O.T.U. October 2012.


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8th June 2019

Aircrew Remembrance Society YouTube Channel Opened.
Over the years a number of short videos have been produced recording some of our activities these are now being introduced on our newly formed YouTube Channel and will be periodically listed in the diary along with other events in relation to the relevant dates they were produced.

To view our YouTube Channel please click the image on the right.

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8th June 2019

Further correspondence with developers regarding planning progress for the Finmere Airfield in connection with our Memorial Tower project.
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1st June 2019

New Additions today.
Further in-depth research into Albert Bates service history.
F-5 13 PS Crash Investigation.
Contact with several land owners has taken place to establish the location and the current land owners of the crash site area.
Further USAF information relating to the build up of the 8th Airforce and the start of operations in the ETO.
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24th May 2019

New Additions added today.
R.A.F. Loss Catorgorys.
Society diary entries.
U.A.A.F. Catorgorys.
New Links Section added.
R.A.F. Veterans section updated with 19 Veterans. One Veteran Albert Bate the Grandfather of Alexander King (Webmaster) page is currently under construction with much more very interesting detail, soon to be added. Construction so far can be viewed via the link below.

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18th May 2019

New additions added today.
Aditions to all loss catorgorys.
Society diary enteries .
An important historical contribution undertaken in 1983 for inclusion in our aircraft preservation section. This relates to Spitfire IX MK297 (direct link to this article below)

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4th May 2019

New Additions added today.
R.A.F losses.
Stowe School Aircrew losses.
(This comprehensive list of the 86 school boy airmen killed during WWII, recently compiled by our chairman, has now received its first two detailed loss related remembrance pages).

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3rd May 2019.
New book release Jan Jolie and Cees Joosen. World War II aircraft and crew losses over the Netherlands, in the areas of Oosterhout, Den Hout, Dorst and Oosteind.

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17th November 2018

New twitter account opened today.
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11th November 2018

Botley Cemetery Oxford, Today 11a.m. 11-11-18. Buried here are 743 service men and women from both world wars, including 461 Aircrew killed in Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties.
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11th November 2018

Framed illustrated memorial presented to the Royal British Legion Winslow. First displayed in Winslow church, now preserved in the Legion hall.
In memory of the 4 aircrew and 13 civilians tragically killed in the Winslow air disaster when on the 7th of August 1943 when a Wellington aircraft X3790 from No. 26 O.T.U. crashed into the Winslow high street demolishing the Chandos Arms and 3 of Rose Cottages terrace dwellings numbers 4, 6 and 8.
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11th November 2018.

Remembrance Day Memorial display to airman killed in Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties, placed at Finmere Control Tower.
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5th October 2018.

The Societies long history of support in the role of aircraft preservation and restoration for the last five decades continues with this instrument donation by our webmaster, Alexander King for this flying Hurricane rebuild, V7497.
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12th August 2018

The three domain names recently purchased, have now been prepared for use in the individual construction of the three main loss sections to be recorded on our new website, Aircrew Remembrance Society3.com. Facebook pages with direct contact to these individual sections, will be set up to provide notification when new related material in each category is added.

11th August 2018

Three new domains acquired -

25th May 2018.

Aircrew Remembrance Society launches Petition to Save Finmere Control Tower.
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18th May 2018.

Eye witness to three WW2 aircraft crashes provides the society with valuable historical information, sites now being researched for possible further investigation.
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28th March 2018

Donation of part from Spitfire P9469 donated to The Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society.
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17th February 2018

New website under construction.

16th February 2018

New domain name acquired.

Following the loss of our first website along with its domain name (aircrewremembrancesociety.com)
Which ran from (2007 - 2012) when it suddenly was removed from the web.

We believed that we had placed this in safe hands, but sadly it was removed from our control by this person we had trusted, through dishonest and corrupt methods beyond our control.

To insure our site was returned to the web as soon as possible we purchased the domain - (aircrewremembrancesociety.co.uk)
Which ran from (2012 - 2018)
By 2018 this proved to be inadequate for future expansion to a wider audience and development in size, therefor this new domain
Has now been purchased to rebuild a new site, to felicitate many additional sections that will cover multiple historical related activities by the group over five decades, now to be constructed in the societies Diary. Along with the continuation of our multiple aircrew loss remembrance pages. (2018 - precent)

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