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The following has been received from the Royal British Legion, via NARPO National Office.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) wants to take all surviving veterans of the Second World War on a free Remembrance tour to where they served during their time in the Armed Forces. Tours will take place throughout 2018 and will give WW2 veterans the chance to meet up with fellow veterans and pay their respects at battlefield sites, cemeteries and memorials. The Treasury is enabling these free tours to be funded by Libor fines and will enable the veterans to return with a family member or carer.

 

No database exists of WW2 veterans who are still alive today, so the RBL is asking the public to help to make sure every surviving veteran can take part. If you're a grandchild, neighbour or carer and know someone who fought in WW2, please tell them about this opportunity and encourage them to sign up! For more information, please visit the Legion's website using the following link: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/…/help-us-find-ww2-vetera…/

 

11th - 13th May 2018

These are the dates for our next Mildenhall Register annual reunion; the annual gathering of members, their families and friends. We will have a full program of events throughout the weekend (more details to come later) and our service of Remembrance at Beck Row on the Sunday to round things off. If you don't get an invite, or would like to be added to our database, contact the secretary atmrsecretaryAThotmail.co.uk (replacing the AT with the normal symbol) 

 

BIRD IN HAND - IMPORTANT AND NEEDS YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION!

The Bird in Hand is no longer taking bookings for accomodation due to a decision by its' owners Greene & King. As far as we are aware it will remain open as a pub only. If you need help in finding accomodation for your reunion visit, then please  contact our treasurer Smiley Mildwater for help. 

 

 

 

How we can help you.

 

History & Research:

History of Mildenhall RAF Base and hints and tips on research. 

 

 

The Squadrons:

A page for each of the squadrons plus squadron historians details. 

 

 

Photos - old & new:

Some identified, some not. Plus, photos taken at the annual reunions.

 

 

Stories to read:

Read some great stories here.

 

 

Books & films to buy:

See details of books published and films made and where to buy them.

 

 

Links to other sites:

Links to various web sites of interest.

 

 

News & Newsletters:

News items plus our archived newsletter section. You can read them online or download and print them.

 

 

AGM Minutes:

AGM minutes dating back to 2008.

 

 

Contacts & Enquiries:

Click here to see the contact details for our office bearers and our enquiry form. 

 

 

Membership

This web site is dedicated to all who served with XV, 75, XC, 149, 218 & 622 Bomber Squadrons and their support personnel at RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath during WWII. The aim of the website is to provide a source of information, memories and stories for anyone with an interest in the squadrons and the personnel who served as Ground or Air crew at Mildenhall and Lakenheath. 


On its initial formation, in around 1979, the Mildenhall Register’s objective was to bring together people who share a common bond with the squadrons that operated out of RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath during the Second World War, and all their support staff. Here we will try to cover all aspects of the squadrons’ histories, groundcrew memories and individual aircraft and crew stories.

 

Today we appeal to a wider audience, with the intention of perpetuating and preserving the memory of all those who contributed to the ultimate victory. WW2 'Erk, Air Traffic Controller, NAAFI lady; whether you are relatives of Squadron members, researching family members, remembering old friends or would like to know more of what it meant to be in the RAF at this time, you are most welcome to join. Membership is Free.

 

Membership is open to:

  • All those who serve or have served at RAF Mildenhall or Lakenheath at any time. 
  • Those who serve, or have served in any capacity with XV, 75, XC, 149, 218 or 622 Bomber squadrons. 
  • Relatives of personnel who served with one of the Squadrons, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Lakenheath, or have an affiliation with, or interest in our objectives.

 

Objectives:

  • To maintain the spirit of comradeship and interest among those with a common bond to these Squadrons.
  • To gather information relating to the Squadrons and all personnel, both for historic purposes and for the interests of members.
  • To perpetuate the memory of those who died in service. 
  • To hold Reunions for as long as the members wish. 
  • To maintain a good relationship with members of the present 622 Squadron.

 

For more details contact:  mrsecretary@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 

These images and further information links are Crown Copyright: Reproduced by kind permission of HMSO

 

 

 

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