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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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A Harrier at Sopley – an unusual tale from the past

Corporal Denys “Jim” Fail 3504451, a retired Mechanised Transport Driver, has related this unusual tale about the former RAF Sopley domestic site camp, where the FONFA Museum now stands at the western edge of the new housing estate.   Photo Credit … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday 2017 – New Forest Airfields Memorial

The day started well; no rain, 4 members arrived at 10.15 am and started assembling the flag poles and flags. Four additional wreaths were displayed alongside the 7 wreaths placed on Saturday.                  … Continue reading

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