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Historic RAF Flight powered by Cooking Oil

  • BCA - 2023.4189
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  • 2022

Article written by Miranda Norris for the Oxford Mail reporting on the air-to-air refuelling flight – powered by approximately 43 per cent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flew from RAF Brize Norton. The voyager aircraft was run by a blend of fossil fuels and even cooking oil. The RAF worked with BP, who supplied the fuel, to re-certify the mixture and ensure the required standards for a safe and effective mission.

Janet Westman

Princess Anne at Brize Norton: End of Hercules

  • BCA - 2023.4183
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  • 2022?

Article by Miranda Norris Senior Reporter reporting on the stand down parade at RAF Brize Norton attended by Princess Anne marking the end more than 100 years of service. On June 30, the iconic Hercules retired from service in the Royal Air Force, coinciding with the stand-down of No. 47 Squadron. The Princess Royal, who served as the Honorary Air Commodore to RAF Brize Norton, reviewed the Squadron on parade, commemorating their proud history.

Janet Westman

Article in Witney Gazette about 20 mph speed limit 2023

  • BCA - 2023.4178
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  • 2023

Article from Witney Gazette written by Miranda Norris senior reporter, about the opponents of the 20 mph scheme to be introduced in villages throughout England in 2022, and stating that the Bampton Parish Council supported the proposal and it would go ahead. Refers to a flawed Survey Monkey where 155 objections came from the same IP address.
Bill Cotton, Corporate Director Environment and Place, wrote: “The parish council support the proposals as does the local elected county council member. Given this support it is considered that this outweighs the objections given.”
Bampton resident Alan Oliver said: "It's not so much that the county council has discounted the consultation, they seem to have done that everywhere. But, basically, if Bampton Parish Council asked for 20mph they would get it."

Janet Westman

Bampton Shirt Race comes of Age

  • BCA - 2023.4067
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  • 1973

The cuttings are from the Standard, Times, & Echo dated Friday 1st June 1973. “Holiday festivities in Bampton”, “Bampton shirt race comes of age” and “Bampton Annual Fête”
This cutting describes the race and states it is in the 21st year. Harry Hampton and George Hunt , the winners of the first races in 1952/53 were the judges. Paul Bovington relayed the information. Junior class winners were Neil Hitchins and Darryl Hirons, and Adult Winners: Michael Bradley and Geofrey Lane from Black Bourton.
Junior Race: 1st -Anthony Collett Andrew Bathe, 2nd - Malcolm Walker and Kevin Paintin, 3rd - Clive Tanner and Valerie Adams
Senior Race: 1st Richard Snook and Mickey Smith, 2nd - Richard Buckingham and Darryl Hirons 3rd - Gordon Walker and David Pearce.

Janet Westman

RAF Brize Norton: A400M Atlas Aircraft arrival

  • BCA - 2022.4003
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  • 2015

Witney Gazette article about arrival of third A400M Atlas Aircraft part of fleet of 22 aircraft to replace the C-130 Hercules which will go out of service in 2022

Janet Westman

RAF Brize Norton: RAF Housing

  • BCA - 2022.4001
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  • 2019

Newspaper Article about Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood meeting Witney MP Robert Courts and West Oxfordshire District Councillor James Mills to discuss the MOD Housing on Upavon Way Carterton. More than 800 houses were originally on the site. but many had been demolished and new homes should have been built.

Janet Westman

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