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Stortford Poppy Appeal stalwart recalls father's wartime service on VJ Day

Stortford Poppy Appeal stalwart recalls father's wartime service on VJ Day

Stortford Poppy Appeal stalwart recalls father's wartime service on VJ Day

15 August 2020

For three months after VE Day, war continued to wage in the Asia-Pacific region and ended only after atom bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Wave the red, white and blue for 75th anniversary of VJ Day

Wave the red, white and blue for 75th anniversary of VJ Day

Wave the red, white and blue for 75th anniversary of VJ Day

14 August 2020

Sawbridgeworth residents are being urged to decorate their homes and raise a toast on their doorsteps.


American war historian reveals source of photos of wartime Stansted

American war historian reveals source of photos of wartime Stansted

American war historian reveals source of photos of wartime Stansted

04 July 2020

Carl Carrozza, whose father was a US airman at Stansted during the Second World War, recognised the photos of 344th Bomber Squadron.


Your invitation to a virtual celebration of Armed Forces Day

Your invitation to a virtual celebration of Armed Forces Day

Your invitation to a virtual celebration of Armed Forces Day

24 June 2020

Usually, the event is marked by a parade from Basbow Lane to the War Memorial by veterans, armed forces personnel, cadets and other groups


Rare colour pictures of Stansted as wartime American airbase fascinate villagers

Rare colour pictures of Stansted as wartime American airbase fascinate villagers

Rare colour pictures of Stansted as wartime American airbase fascinate villagers

13 June 2020

The images were given to Mountfitchet Castle owner Jeremy Goldsmith by a fellow war enthusiast, who discovered them among his archives.


D-Day veteran Cyril honours fallen comrades from 76 years ago

D-Day veteran Cyril honours fallen comrades from 76 years ago

D-Day veteran Cyril honours fallen comrades from 76 years ago

08 June 2020

Lockdown prevented the 95-year-old Stortford OAP from travelling to Normandy, so he placed a spray of poppies on Stortford's war memorial instead.


VE Day 75 evokes mixed emotions for war evacuee from Sawbridgeworth

VE Day 75 evokes mixed emotions for war evacuee from Sawbridgeworth

VE Day 75 evokes mixed emotions for war evacuee from Sawbridgeworth

08 May 2020

Twins Ernie and Fred Large celebrated end of hostilities in Europe in Trafalgar Square, but three years were conscripted to the Royal Military Police.


75-year-old photo evokes wartime memories for Stortford grandmother

75-year-old photo evokes wartime memories for Stortford grandmother

75-year-old photo evokes wartime memories for Stortford grandmother

08 May 2020

Margaret Clift's daughter Esme Willcocks said: "I bet there's not many pictures left like this in the world. It made us all feel very nostalgic."


VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

08 May 2020

The golden memory of Thorley Park woman Beryl Bartlett as a nine-year-old girl on May 8, 1945, is a street party with pony rides.


Stortford writer tells how his grandfather helped to liberate Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen

Stortford writer tells how his grandfather helped to liberate Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen

Stortford writer tells how his grandfather helped to liberate Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen

07 May 2020

Lance Corporal James Heath's service on the battlefields of France, Belgium and Holland could not prepare him for the horrors of the Holocaust.


Virtual VE Day: Facebook celebrations to replace music festival street party in Stortford

Virtual VE Day: Facebook celebrations to replace music festival street party in Stortford

Virtual VE Day: Facebook celebrations to replace music festival street party in Stortford

23 April 2020

The town council will 'host' readings, music and poetry, and wants people to share photos, stories and videos of them saluting Second World War heroes


Where were you on VE Day? Share your memories of momentous occasion

Where were you on VE Day? Share your memories of momentous occasion

Where were you on VE Day? Share your memories of momentous occasion

13 March 2020

Bishop's Stortford will be marking the 75th anniversary of the Allies' Second World War victory over Nazi Germany at May's Bish Bash music festival.


Sawbridgeworth air cadets squadron invites students to join them for take-off

Sawbridgeworth air cadets squadron invites students to join them for take-off

Sawbridgeworth air cadets squadron invites students to join them for take-off

28 February 2020

The air cadets is "not just about wearing a uniform or preparing you for military service".


Legion rewards Poppy Appeal collectors for blooming marvellous total

Legion rewards Poppy Appeal collectors for blooming marvellous total

Legion rewards Poppy Appeal collectors for blooming marvellous total

27 February 2020

RBL Bishop's Stortford branch chairwoman Denise Hudson announced the town's total for 2019 topped £45,322.


Former Royal Marine Matt recovers from rocket attack injury and PTSD to help veterans get back on track

Former Royal Marine Matt recovers from rocket attack injury and PTSD to help veterans get back on track

Former Royal Marine Matt recovers from rocket attack injury and PTSD to help veterans get back on track

15 February 2020

With his life crumbling around him and being diagnosed with PTSD, war veteran Matt Abbott turned things around by setting up a unique veterans charity


Legion calls on Stortford veterans to join war victory anniversary celebrations

Legion calls on Stortford veterans to join war victory anniversary celebrations

Legion calls on Stortford veterans to join war victory anniversary celebrations

31 January 2020

May 8 will be the 75th anniversary of VE Day while the 75th anniversary of VJ Day follows on August 15.


Death at 102 of major who fought the Japanese in the Second World War

Death at 102 of major who fought the Japanese in the Second World War

Death at 102 of major who fought the Japanese in the Second World War

25 January 2020

Ron Etherington gave up the chance of a career as a professional footballer to join the armed forces, and went on to serve his country and community.


My love for Vera: Stortford D-Day veteran Cyril brings TV viewers to tears

My love for Vera: Stortford D-Day veteran Cyril brings TV viewers to tears

My love for Vera: Stortford D-Day veteran Cyril brings TV viewers to tears

04 January 2020

Fresh from his chat with Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Cyril Banks, 95, admits he's becoming a bit of a local celebrity.


Recognition for five military cadets at Hockerill Anglo-European College

Recognition for five military cadets at Hockerill Anglo-European College

Recognition for five military cadets at Hockerill Anglo-European College

12 December 2019

Four student corporals in the Stortford school's Combined Cadet Force completed a prestigious instructors course at a training camp in Lincolnshire.


Sawbridgeworth Remembrance picture gallery: Youngsters get involved as attendances rise

Sawbridgeworth Remembrance picture gallery: Youngsters get involved as attendances rise

Sawbridgeworth Remembrance picture gallery: Youngsters get involved as attendances rise

14 November 2019

The community of Sawbridgeworth gathered together to remember the fallen of world wars, of other conflicts and to honour veterans


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