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THE BIRD IN HAND & THE 2019 REUNION
We are pleased to report that The Bird In Hand is back in business for accommodation.
Fourteen of our members stayed there over this year’s reunion weekend and were looked after very well by The Manager, Lynn Oldham and her team. The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable, and the breakfasts were served on time with a smile.
We have since heard from Lynn to say how much they enjoyed having us there and that it is groups like us that make it all worthwhile.
"Would you like to buy this book?"
The biography of Sergeant James Ward, VC.
Some years ago, Robert Moore seemed close to publishing his biography of Jimmy Ward, after 35 years of researching the man from Wanganui. Ward was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery for crawling out onto the wing of a 75(NZ) Squadron Wellington bomber at night over Holland to attempt to extinguish a fire that could have resulted in the crashing of the aircraft.
Now, with the awesome help of a team of dedicated and learned assistants, the book is near printing/publication. The printing of any book is fraught with the dilemma of 'how many' to order due to costs and how many will sell world wide. Cost is yet to be settled per book, but there will be hard cover and soft cover versions.
Book launches are starting to be arranged for the author both in New Zealand and England. So, in order to gauge interest for Bob's book and if you would like to buy a copy, please advise me you are interested with a quick reply below, with quantity and if hard or soft cover.
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THE RIBBON OF REMEMBRANCE - IBCC (International Bomber Command Centre)
You are invited to dedicate an engraved paving stone to commemorate your relative, ancestor or friend. The Ribbon of Remembrance will provide a central and personal focal point for visitors to the IBCC and ensure that those who served or supported the Command’s operations are remembered and honoured, whether lost during the war or since.
This will be built to frame the Memorial Avenue that connects the Chadwick Centre to the Spire Memorial and Walls of Names at the new International Bomber Command Centre, which is opening on the 30th January 2018.
Created out of Yorkstone Scoutmoor stones, this highly durable stone is cut to 65mm and is available in a variety of sizes. The colours vary from each stone; from blue grey to buff brown so no two stones are the same.
To pay for your Memorial Stone online, please email email@example.com or call 01778 421420
To read about the eligibility criteria for the Bomber Command Memorial Clasp click on the file below:
To see (and print) the application form for the Bomber Command Memorial Clasp, click on the file below:
Some of you may have heard of the Netherlands medal and scroll (Dutch 'Thank You Liberators' Medal) issued to say "Thank You" to the forces who contributed to the liberation of the Netherlands. These awards have have now ceased. Click here to read the letter from the Dutch Embassy in London
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We have newsletters going back many years; these will be scanned and added as soon as possible.