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Bullecourt Wind Farms

21 November 2017 Bullecourt Wind Farms Statement from Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan on the announcement that a project to build wind farms at the site of the Battle of Bullecourt would not proceed. “What a great reminder that we will never forget,” Mr Tehan said. “This is wonderful news for […]

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BBMF Honours Aussies

BBMF Honours Aussies

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) BBMF Honours Aussies The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is to honour the 20,000 Australian aircrew who served with RAF Bomber Command during World War II. Of those, no fewer than 3,486 lost their lives. The BBMF’s Avro Lancaster is having its port side painted in the markings of […]

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Spitfire prototype K5054

First Flight Spitfire prototype K5054

Extract from Sovereign Series Spitfire by Stewart Wilson 1999 Published by Aerospace Publications ISBN 1875671 45 5 The Spitfire Flies Fitted with a 990hp &738kW) pre production Rolls-Royce Merlin C engine and a de Havilland two bladed fixed pitch propeller, the prototype Spitfire (K5054) made its first flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome on  5 March 1936 […]

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