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Calling all Dowding System Operators who served between 1939 and 1945
The Association of Royal Air Force Fighter Control Officers is currently compiling a database of operators who worked on the Dowding System between 1939 and 1945 with the aim of capturing their storie...

Started 23.05.2012 at 17:19:59 by Nick Loveday
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Air Defence Radar Museum now in Private Ownership
RADAR MUSEUM IN PRIVATE OWNERSHIP  Smiley Cheesy
The hugely successful RAF Air Defence Radar Museum celebrates a significant milestone in its’ history today after ownership of the site is transferred to ...

Started 09.08.2012 at 09:15:23 by Nick Loveday
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Roll of Honour for the Royal Auxiliary Air Force
On Sunday, 28th October 2012, a Service will be held at the RAF Church of St Clement Danes to dedicate the Roll of Honour for the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, and to lay-up the Force’s first Sovereign’s...

Started 26.09.2012 at 17:13:05 by Stuart McCullouch
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QRA(I) Scramble Re-enactment - Bruntingthorpe 28 July 2013
There will be a QRA(I) Scramble Re-enactment by the Lightning Preservation Group (LPG) based at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire on Sunday 28 July 2013. It will be only the second time this has been don...

Started 29.05.2013 at 14:29:58 by Dave Lowry
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RAF Neatishead Reunion - 3 May 2014
There are plans to have an RAF Neatishead Reunion on 3 May 2014.
Interested?  You need to join the RAF Neatishead Facebook Group to access all the details:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2...

Started 02.11.2013 at 20:22:43 by Nick Loveday
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Sunday 10th November, BBC 1 between 1125-1135hours - TV Coverage of Interest to Our Members
Mrs Eileen Younghusband, aged 92, a former Women’s Auxiliary Air Force ‘Dowding System’ Filterer Officer has been interviewed for the BBC’s Cenotaph coverage on Sunday.   Eileen worked in the Filter C...

Started 07.11.2013 at 12:16:07 by Nick Loveday
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By: Dave Lowry
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Activities at Bruntingthorpe Airfield 2014 - Cold War Jets
For those interested I have copied the visitors' note giving details of the Bruntingthorpe Open Days 2014. You can find more on the website:
www.bruntingthorpeaviation.com
In addition to the...

Started 18.12.2013 at 12:42:36 by Dave Lowry
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Bentley Priory Museum Opening Times - January 2014
Bentley Priory Museum will be open for general visitors on Mondays and Wednesdays in January.  It will also be open on Saturday January 18th.
The opening hours are 10.00 to 17.00.   
Further...

Started 06.01.2014 at 20:20:59 by Nick Loveday
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Bentley Priory Museum Opening Times - January 2014
Bentley Priory Museum will be open for general visitors on Mondays and Wednesdays in January.  It will also be open on Saturday January 18th.
The opening hours are 10.00 to 17.00.   
Further...

Started 06.01.2014 at 20:21:52 by Nick Loveday
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Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe - BBC 1 24 Jan 14
I've just received the following from Rich Norris of the Lightning preservation Group.
"LPG on Antiques Road Trip 24th Jan BBC1 at 16:30hrs."
Dave Lowry

Started 23.01.2014 at 21:10:58 by Dave Lowry
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Duke of Edinburgh to visit ADRM 28 April 2014
The RAF ADRM is proud to be hosting a rather important visitor next month! Here to witness the launch of a development project for the Museum, the Duke of Edinburgh will be calling in for a briefing o...

Started 24.03.2014 at 09:43:36 by Nick Loveday
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Battle of Britain Bunker, RAF Uxbridge
The Battle of Britain Bunker will be opening again at weekends for visitors to turn up without pre-booking, from Saturday 25 April until the end of August 2014 (not including Saturday 14 June and the ...

Started 03.04.2014 at 15:53:36 by Nick Loveday
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Lightning F6s - Twilight Run, Bruntingthorpe 1st Nov 14
The two Lightnings at Bruntingthorpe will be doing a high speed run, in reheat, down the runway during the twilight hours on Saturday 1st November 2014. It is truly spectacular both visually and aural...

Started 28.10.2014 at 15:13:57 by Dave Lowry
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Eggheads - Monday 2nd Feb, BBC2 at 6pm
Watch out for 'our' very own WWII WAAF Filterer Officer, Eileen Younghusband, appearing on Eggheads as part of The People’s Book Prize quiz team on Monday, 2nd February on BBC 2 TV at the usual time o...

Started 23.01.2015 at 14:04:30 by Nick Loveday
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The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum Needs YOUR Support
Introducing the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Neatishead, Norfolk
The Museum is located on the site of the world’s longest continuously operating radar site and provides a unique window into th...

Started 21.02.2015 at 16:35:28 by Nick Loveday
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Vacancy: Secretary of the Friends of the RAF ADRM
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum is looking for a willing volunteer to take on the role of Secretary of the Friends of the Museum Association and to establish a worthwhile Friends Association to suppo...

Started 21.02.2015 at 16:49:28 by Nick Loveday
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Bawdsey Radar Trust
The 2015 Bawdsey Radar Trust Newsletter can be found here: http://www.raffca.uk/cms/uploads/docs/BawdseyRadar/2015Newsletter.pdf
If you would like to become a Friend of Bawdsey Radar the subscri...

Started 26.03.2015 at 13:36:02 by Nick Loveday
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Lookout Magazine - 75th Anniversary of the Specialisation
Read all about RAF Boulmer in the latest edition of Lookout Magazine .....
.....and specifically the 75th Anniversary of the Fighter Control Specialisation on pages 14 and 15..... Cool
https:...

Started 01.04.2015 at 19:08:31 by Nick Loveday
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TG12 and FC/ABM Specialisation Reunion, 1st August 2015 in Lincoln
TG12 and FC/ABM Specialisation Reunion, 1st August 2015, The Forum, Wetherspoons in Lincoln.
Join the RAF TG12 Aerospace System Operators Facebook page for more details!
https://www.facebook...

Started 01.04.2015 at 21:28:54 by Nick Loveday
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Durham Cathedral concert to honour Battle of Britain veterans - 5th June
Durham Cathedral concert to honour Battle of Britain veterans - 5th June
This year sees the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the Royal Air Forces Association is leading the Nation’s ...

Started 17.04.2015 at 12:02:18 by Nick Loveday
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The Watson-Watt Society of Brechin needs YOUR help!
The Watson-Watt Society of Brechin needs YOUR help!
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The Society has issued an appeal for members of the public to support it and help to ensure its future as a charitable organisatio...

Started 29.04.2015 at 18:28:22 by Nick Loveday
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By: Dave Lowry
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Britain's Greatest Generation BBC2 9pm on 15th May
One of our Veteran Members, Filterer Officer Eileen Younghusband, will be featured as part of the BBC2 'Britain's Greatest Generation' series at 9pm on Friday 15th May.
Mrs Eileen Younghusband is...

Started 29.04.2015 at 10:01:24 by Nick Loveday
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Listen to Eileen Younghusband's VE Day Memories....
VE Day veterans David Teacher, Michael McGrory and our very own Veteran Member Eileen Younghusband recall the end of WW2 on BBC Radio 4!
Eileen's memories start at approx 3:38 minutes in to the c...

Started 07.05.2015 at 09:41:47 by Nick Loveday
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2015 Engineer's Walk 2-4 October
This annual 20 mile walk (approx) along the Northumberland coastline from Bamburgh to RAF Boulmer welcomes participants from all three UK Armed Services as well as our NATO partners and associates fro...

Started 08.05.2015 at 09:50:39 by Nick Loveday
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Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets - Open Day
Bruntingthorpe has its first Open Day of the year this Sunday, 24th May. More details can be found at:
www.bruntingthorpeaviation.com/open-days/
Dave Lowry

Started 19.05.2015 at 22:37:06 by Dave Lowry
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Remembrance Commemorations 2020 - BBC1 7th November at 9 p.m.
This year's Remembrance commemorations will be severely curtailed by Covid 19 but there is one bright spot.
One of our Dowding System and Battle of Britain veterans will be appearing on the BBC p...

Started 02.11.2020 at 09:54:17 by Jan Cobb
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By: Jan Cobb
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