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RAF Brize Norton Wars (WWI, WW2 and others)
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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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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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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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