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Lighter with the USAF 5th Air Force crest; it was in the Pacific from 1942.

  • BCA - 2019.2046
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  • from 1942

"The crest on the lighter is that of the USAF 5th Air Force that has been based in the Pacific since 1942. Brize Norton air base was handed to the USAF in 1951 and returned to the RAF in 1965. Zippo type lighters were very popular at the time...

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Boxing at USAF base, now RAF Brize Norton

  • BCA - 2018.1315
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  • 1950s

After WWII one of the activities offered to people at the air base at Brize Norton was boxing. This boxing match is taking place at the base, outside and at this time it was part of the United States AF. After the runway was extended it became R...

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Princess Anne at RAF Brize Norton to celebrate 100th year of 101 Squadron

  • BCA - 2017.1208
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  • July 2017

Princess Anne went to RAF Brize Norton as part of the celebration of the 100th year of 101 Squadron, which flew as part of Bomber Command during WWII. It still operates in the Middle East. There is much more information in the article.

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Witney and surrounding village prepare against bombing in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1202
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  • June 7th 2017

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 n...

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RAF Brize Norton - in the news from April 2016 to January 2017

  • BCA - 2017.811
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  • April 2016 - January 2017

Variety of newspaper cuttings about RAF Brize Norton. Parachute team test freefall jump system. Freedom of the town honour for the RAF base. Royal parade for special squadron watched by Princess Anne. US visitors share tactics with RAF.

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C130K Hercules retired from RAF Brize Norton October 30th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.564
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  • October 30th 2013

This article from the Witney Gazette records the last two C130K Hercules planes departing service at RAF Brize Norton. Members of 47 Squadron bade them farewell after 47 years of service.

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Newspaper articles on RAF Brize Norton 2013-2016

  • BCA - 2017.523
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  • 2013-2016

These newspaper articles are all about RAF Brize Norton - the last VC10 to leave Brize Norton; USAF Reserve Command visit the base; Princess Anne joining No47 squadron in ; their celebration of its 100 years; parachute team test freefall jump syst...

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