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New Forest Airfields Memorial vandalised

The Memorial at Holmsley South was vandalised between 31st August and 3rd September. The damage has now been repaired. A full report is posted on the ‘News’ section of the website. Advertisements

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The Olivier LeFloch Newsletters – Issue No. 8

This month, I was delighted to meet Olivier LeFloch, when he visited the FONFA Museum with his family (below) on 25th August, exactly 73 years to the day after the USAF 367th Fighter Group’s massive dogfight with the Luftwaffe  – … Continue reading

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Local MP visits the FONFA Museum in Bransgore

For a report, click on our ‘News’ page headline above.

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FONFA Museum Open Days for Summer and Autumn 2017

The last planned Museum Open Day Sunday for the remainder of 2017 will be on 15th October. On all Open Days the Museum will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On admission, we ask for a … Continue reading

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New Model Diorama added to Messerschmitt bf110 propeller blade cabinet

A new model diorama has been added to the Spitfire Mk I/Messerschmitt bf110 cabinet in the FONFA Museum, depicting the shooting down of the German fighter at Blackhill, south of West Wellow, by Flt Lt J.H.G.’Butch’ McArthur of 609 Squadron, … Continue reading

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The Olivier LeFloch Newsletters – Issue No. 7

This month, we publish the seventh of these Newsletters, which chronicle the progress of the American 367th Fighter Group, through training and combat in WWII. If you have read the previous six Newsletters, you will have learned about their experiences … Continue reading

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New Memorial to WW2 Winkton pilots unveiled in Periers, France.

The unveiling of this new memorial dedicated to Lieutenants Ben Kitchens and Bert Espy, both American pilots of the 404th Fighter Group’s 508th Fighter Squadron, flying from Winkton Advanced Landing Ground on Saturday 24th June 1944, took place in Périers … Continue reading

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