A project aiming to uncover whether a Nazi broadcaster was plotting from NE Derbyshire has been awarded £31,700 of lottery funding.Read the full story ›
The highest military honour the French government can bestow is presented to 21 Normandy veterans at a ceremony in North Yorkshire.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a Bomber Command veteran who died alone in a Hull care home last month.Read the full story ›
A British veteran of the D-Day landings has been presented with France's highest military honour, more than 70 years on.Read the full story ›
A University of Leeds researcher has created a roll call of the 855 Brits who laboured on the Indonesian island line during WW2.Read the full story ›
Veterans of the Second Word War’s Battle of Kohima will lay wreaths in York today to remember the fallen in what has been described as one of the greatest battles in history.
The eleven veterans now in their nineties will each lay a wreath of poppies assisted by Gurkha soldiers from 2 Signal Regiment in a moving ceremony held in the Dean’s Gardens adjacent to York Minster.
The battle of Kohima in North East India was fought from 4 April to 22 June 1944. Nearly 4,000 British and Indian soldiers lost their lives when Allied Forces halted the advance of the Japanese army in Asia. This battle was ultimately to prove to be the turning point of the Burma Campaign.
More than seventy years since Lancaster Bomber flight PD214 crashed to the ground in northern Germany, and what remains of that fated aircraft has now returned to the airbase where it began its final mission.
Sergeant Ronald Barton was among the crew of eight - killed when their aircraft crashed during a bombing raid in 1944. His remains have never been recovered.
His granddaughters visited the crash site in Germany and have now they've returned to the Lincolnshire airfield where he embarked on his final mission:
Two women who have been penfriends for 44 years will be visiting the Yorkshire Air Museum today to commemorate the work of the French Squadrons during the Second World War.
Jenny Dunn, from Bradford and Christine Palmade, from Alés in the Languedoc region of France, will be remembering the work of the Christine's father, Nicholas Barbara, who is now aged 93. He was a member of the French Squadrons which were based at RAF Elvington during the war. Nicholas served in the crucial, but often overlooked role of ground crew at Elvington.
A group of veterans have been taken back to Normandy ahead of the D-Day anniversary. The trip has been funded by the Government, with money set aside from the fines levied against banks involved in the Libor scandal. Today the men have been re-visiting the places which mean so much to them. Lauren Hall reports.
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