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Historic New £50 Note Design – Vote for R.J. Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire and S6B

There has been much discussion about whose name and image that is to be on the new UK £50 note. It has been suggested that R.J Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire should be the face on the new note. What … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday – 11th November 2018

Sunday’s 100th Anniversary of the Armistice in World War I in 1918, was commemorated with a short Act of Remembrance at the New Forest Airfields Memorial at Holmsley South. It was well attended by a wide variety of 50-60 visitors, … Continue reading

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The Olivier Le Floch Newsletters – Issue No. 15

This month’s published issue of the Olivier Le Floch Newsletter describes the hectic progress of the American 367th Fighter Group across France, their brief stay at A-44 Le Peray, near Le Mans, and their onward drive via A-71 Clastres Airfield, towards … Continue reading

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Christchurch Mayor visits the FONFA Museum

The Museum Open Day on Sunday 14th October was a ‘Red Letter’ Day. when the FONFA Trustees welcomed Councillor Lesley Dedman, the Mayor of Christchurch, on an official Mayoral visit to the New Forest Airfields Museum at Bransgore.      … Continue reading

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New Memorial to Stoney Cross pilots unveiled in France.

Many of you familiar with our website will have read Olivier Le Floch’s Newsletters, chronicling the life and times of the American 367th Fighter Group, in WWII, who were based at Stoney Cross and Ibsley, between April and July 1944. … Continue reading

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The Olivier Le Floch Newsletters – Issue No. 14

This month’s Issue is Number 14 in the series. Those of you who read Olivier’s ‘Issue 13’ will be familiar with the level of detail and intimate descriptions of life for members of the US 367th Fighter Group, during and … Continue reading

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FONFA Museum Open Day – Sunday 14th October 2018

On Sunday 14th October, the Friends hosted the last scheduled 2018 Open Day at the FONFA Museum at Bransgore BH23 8AU from 10 am to 4 pm. Light refreshments were available for visitors, on Open Days. Free Parking for visitors … Continue reading

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