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Poland awards medal to long-serving commander of Sawbridgeworth air cadets

Poland awards medal to long-serving commander of Sawbridgeworth air cadets

Poland awards medal to long-serving commander of Sawbridgeworth air cadets

03 April 2023

Flight Lieutenant Andrew Passfield was invited to the Polish Embassy in London to receive his prestigious award and meet Polish dignitaries.


Open evening offers chance to take up the 'pastime of a lifetime'

Open evening offers chance to take up the 'pastime of a lifetime'

Open evening offers chance to take up the 'pastime of a lifetime'

10 March 2023

Visitors to Sawbridgeworth air cadets open evening can meet cadets and staff and experience some of the activities on offer.


Wartime soldier's diary mistakenly donated to charity is returned to his family

Wartime soldier's diary mistakenly donated to charity is returned to his family

Wartime soldier's diary mistakenly donated to charity is returned to his family

09 March 2023

The diary belonging to Sgt George West from Felsted was found on a book shelf in a St Clare Hospice shop and handed back to his granddaughter.


RAF fighter jets scrambled to escort plane to Stansted Airport

RAF fighter jets scrambled to escort plane to Stansted Airport

RAF fighter jets scrambled to escort plane to Stansted Airport

05 March 2023

The plane was flying from Iceland to Kenya via Southend when the pilot failed to respond to air traffic control.


Stortford's Ukrainian refugees defiant on anniversary of Russian invasion

Stortford's Ukrainian refugees defiant on anniversary of Russian invasion

Stortford's Ukrainian refugees defiant on anniversary of Russian invasion

28 February 2023

Music, poetry, videos and powerful personal testimonies conveyed the horror of the past 12 months, moving those present to tears.


Funeral to take place of Bishop's Stortford armed services supporter

Funeral to take place of Bishop's Stortford armed services supporter

Funeral to take place of Bishop's Stortford armed services supporter

19 February 2023

Former mayor Keith Barnes said of Steven Gutteridge: "He was a well-meaning volunteer for many associations and good causes."


Fond farewell for officer who trained hundreds of air cadets

Fond farewell for officer who trained hundreds of air cadets

Fond farewell for officer who trained hundreds of air cadets

19 January 2023

Warrant officer Charles Riley served with the 494 (Stansted Airport) Squadron Air Training Corps for 23 years.


Campaigners fear prison land on Uttlesford border is contaminated

Campaigners fear prison land on Uttlesford border is contaminated

Campaigners fear prison land on Uttlesford border is contaminated

05 January 2023

The Ministry of Justice has proposed a training prison and a resettlement prison, each with around 1,700 prisoners, at Wethersfield.


RAF veteran tells Rishi Sunak of his memories of nuclear weapons tests

RAF veteran tells Rishi Sunak of his memories of nuclear weapons tests

RAF veteran tells Rishi Sunak of his memories of nuclear weapons tests

13 December 2022

John Robinson, president of Bishop's Stortford's Royal British Legion branch, was lead speaker at a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum.


Nostalgia Day gives guests chance to remember - and be entertained

Nostalgia Day gives guests chance to remember - and be entertained

Nostalgia Day gives guests chance to remember - and be entertained

18 November 2022

Wreaths were laid at the airfield memorial by representatives of groups including Hertfordshire Airfield Memorial Group and No 2 Squadron RAF Marham.


Councillors' grants for veterans support group and air ambulance

Councillors' grants for veterans support group and air ambulance

Councillors' grants for veterans support group and air ambulance

16 November 2022

The Bishop's Stortford Armed Forces Breakfast Club received £699.50 for promotional flags and a club standard while the air ambulance received £1,000.


Soldiers lead the way in Stansted Remembrance Day parade

Soldiers lead the way in Stansted Remembrance Day parade

Soldiers lead the way in Stansted Remembrance Day parade

14 November 2022

Hundreds gathered in the village memorial gardens for the service of remembrance and wreath laying ceremony.


Bishop's Stortford Remembrance Sunday service and parade in pictures

Bishop's Stortford Remembrance Sunday service and parade in pictures

Bishop's Stortford Remembrance Sunday service and parade in pictures

14 November 2022

People lined the route of the parade from the Link Road car park to Castle Gardens, where crowds gathered for the service led by the Rev Tim Weeks.


Picture special: Sawbridgeworth Remembrance Day parade and service

Picture special: Sawbridgeworth Remembrance Day parade and service

Picture special: Sawbridgeworth Remembrance Day parade and service

14 November 2022

Among those in the parade were two Ukrainian Brownies from Sawbridgeworth and High Wych District Guiding Group carrying their country's flag.


Stortford schoolchildren read out poignant poems for Armistice Day

Stortford schoolchildren read out poignant poems for Armistice Day

Stortford schoolchildren read out poignant poems for Armistice Day

11 November 2022

Pupils from Thorn Grove, Summercroft and Windhill21 primary schools spoke after the two minutes' silence at the war memorial on Friday at 11am.


New book remembers town's servicemen who died in Second World War

New book remembers town's servicemen who died in Second World War

New book remembers town's servicemen who died in Second World War

10 November 2022

"I decided to research and record these details in an effort to ensure that these service personnel are more than just names on a memorial."


Yarn bomber's post box topper for the fallen

Yarn bomber's post box topper for the fallen

Yarn bomber's post box topper for the fallen

10 November 2022

The crocheted creation appeared on top of the post box on the corner of The Forebury and Knight Street in time for Remembrance Day.


Remembrance service on despite Castle Gardens building works

Remembrance service on despite Castle Gardens building works

Remembrance service on despite Castle Gardens building works

07 November 2022

Bishop's Stortford prepares for Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies following launch of Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.


Veterans put their foot down over Armed Forces Day parade

Veterans put their foot down over Armed Forces Day parade

Veterans put their foot down over Armed Forces Day parade

06 October 2022

Town council rejects plea to take responsibility for staging Armed Forces Day in Stortford – but will support an event organised by veterans.


Grounds for hope: Vadym's 'weapon' in Ukraine's fight for freedom is strong coffee

Grounds for hope: Vadym's 'weapon' in Ukraine's fight for freedom is strong coffee

Grounds for hope: Vadym's 'weapon' in Ukraine's fight for freedom is strong coffee

29 August 2022

How Kyiv coffee entrepreneur Vadym Granovskiy, who is staying in Sawbo, discovered he could play a role in bolstering Ukrainian soldiers' morale.


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