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When is VE Day? And what are you doing to celebrate it?

NEXT month sees the 70th anniversary of VE Day, otherwise known as Victory in Europe Day. It celebrates the day, May 8, 1945, that the Allies accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender in the Second World War. In other words, it was the end of the conflict in Europe. This year’s VE Day, on Friday, May 8, will herald three days of …

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BACA calls for Manston airport to reopen

BACA has called for Manston airport to reopen as a “cargo hub” Comments (0) THE Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has called for the Department for Transport to investigate why Manston airport was allowed to close in a short timeframe. BACA, the world’s largest air charter organisation with over 220 members, says reopening the airport as a cargo hub would free …

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Air raid reflected in a Kentish cemetary interesting

CEMETERIES have a interesting way of reflectthg the ioal history of an area. The main cemetery at Minster (in Thanet) has an abundance of military and civilian burials one of which caught my eye. The headstone in the form of a cross has at its centre a carved bi-plane. This monument marks the last resting place of Chief Petty Officer …

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