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FONFA Museum Classic Car Drive-in and Open Day – Sunday April 15th 2018

The Open Day and Second Annual Classic Car Drive-in on April 15th was a success, in spite of the weather. Grey skies were the order of the day. Eighty cars (almost twice the number attending last year) and a dozen Harley … Continue reading

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The Olivier LeFloch Newsletters – Issue No. 11

This month’s edition of the Olivier LeFloch Newsletters, the eleventh in the series, contains several Pilots’ and a Crew Chief’s personal diary recollections, written in April and May 1944, and several previously unpublished photographs of 367th FG aircrew at Stoney … Continue reading

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Valete – Squadron Leader Peter Crouch, AFM (Retired)

We record with sadness and respect the passing of a long time FONFA Member and supporter, who knew Bernard Baily, our Founder Trustee, well. Peter Crouch had a long, successful and varied RAF career, covering a multitude of postings and … Continue reading

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New Forest National Park Volunteer Fair – Sunday 28th January 2018

FONFA was well represented again this year with a stand at the important Lyndhurst Volunteering Fair, at the Lyndhurst Community Centre, on Sunday 28th January. Over forty community organisations attended and several dozen visitors stopped by to chat with FONFA … Continue reading

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FONFA visits New Milton Junior School – 12th January 2018

FONFA Trustees John Brooks and Henry Goodall visited New Milton Junior School again on 12th January 2018, for our annual meeting with Year Six pupils. They spent around an hour and a half with the children. talking with them about … Continue reading

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The Olivier LeFloch Newsletters – Issue No. 10

FONFA opens 2018 with a bumper edition of the Olivier Le Floch Newsletters about the American 367th Fighter Group, the 10th Newsletter in the series. This contains the second part of the description of their huge dogfight on August 25th 1944, … Continue reading

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FONFA Annual Model Competition – ‘D-Day June 1944’

The annual FONFA Model Competition was held on Wednesday 6th December in conjunction with the Poole Vikings Model Club monthly meeting, at the Royal British Legion Club in Broadstone, Dorset. The subject of this year’s competition was ‘D-Day June 1944’. … Continue reading

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