Item BCA - 2017.1202 - Witney and surrounding village prepare against bombing in WWII

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BCA - 2017.1202

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Witney and surrounding village prepare against bombing in WWII

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  • June 7th 2017 (Creation)

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Each week in the Witney Gazette Derek West writes an interesting article usually about somewhere or some one person associated with Witney. In this article he talks about the bombs that dropped in Witney and surrounding villages. While he does not mention Bampton, a bomb did land here next to what is now the upper business park in Weald and where the Royal Corps of Signals had a home from 1943 - September 1969. RAF Brize Norton was hit 10 times on August 16th 1940; Stanton Harcourt was also hit 10 times on the same date and again 5 more time October 2-3 the same year. Cote got one bomb. Many more interesting facts in this article for anyone interested in WWII and West Oxfordshire.

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