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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 Days – Sunday 14th October

On Sunday 14th October, the FONFA Museum at Bransgore BH23 8AU will have an Open Day from 10 am to 4 pm. Light refreshments are available for visitors, on Open Days. Free Parking for visitors is available adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Unusual Find at WWII Holmsley South Airfield – Donated to FONFA

Last week, while carrying out a ‘litter pick’ in some undergrowth and cleaning up the Holmsley Camp Site, the Site staff came across an interesting unknown object in good condition. It was a standard Nissen Hut light shade fitting, many … Continue reading

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The Olivier LeFloch Newsletters – Issue No. 13

This month’s 367th Fighter Group Newsletter contains descriptions of the various movements of the American Group’s units, from leaving their English base at Ibsley and making their different journeys across the English Channel. This was done by various means, as … Continue reading

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Harley Davidson Riders’ Visit to FONFA Museum – 17th June 2018

On Sunday 17th June – Father’s Day -the UK Harley Davidson Riders visited the FONFA Museum at Bransgore, on one of their scheduled weekend runs. Twenty one riders brought their varied motorcycles to the Museum and enjoyed a couple of … Continue reading

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