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Olivier LeFloch Newsletter No.16

We have just received the latest edition of Olivier LeFloch’s Newsletters about the American 367th Fighter Group’s progress across France in the late summer and autumn of 1944, following D-Day. For those new to these Neswletters, Olivier is a French … Continue reading

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Vandalism at Friends of the New Forest Airfields – again.

On Sunday 2nd June, four days short of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in June 1944, the brand new temporary signs that we use only on Open Days, to help show visitors where our Heritage Centre Museum is located, were vandalised, … Continue reading

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New Horsa Glider diorama added to FONFA Heritage Centre Museum

Loading the Horsa –“Left hand down a bit – then, hard right!”Completed just in time for the ‘D-Day 75’ commemorations this month, a new scale model glider diorama was added to the Museum displays. This depicts a very common site … Continue reading

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U.S. Visitors to the Heritage Centre and New Forest Airfields Memorial

Two American visitors viewed the Museum and Memorial on 31st May, as part of their journey to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day commemorations in Normandy. They are part of a group from the Houston, Texas area, who have shipped their … Continue reading

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U.S. Memorial Day Weekend

United States Memorial Day was commemorated again this year, as every year, on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May, by the lowering of the American Flag to half mast at 0900 hrs, and raising of the flag to full height at … Continue reading

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Hamilcar Glider diorama added to the Heritage Centre collection

Normandy Arrival – 2115 hrs on 6th June 1944A General Aircraft GAL.49 Hamilcar offloads a Mk. VII Tetrarch light tank of the 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment, while Ox & Bucks Light Infantry and Parachute Regiment troops land on the Ranville … Continue reading

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Charles McKenzie – FONFA Founder Member and long time Trustee.

Our long-serving Trustee colleague, Charles McKenzie, has passed away on April 7th, after a long illness, bravely borne, aged 78. Please find details of the funeral arrangements below, at the end of this obituary. The Original Board of Trustees of … Continue reading

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