Monday, February 28, 2011

A look at RAF Rivenhall where 295 Squadron flew from in WW 2

This is where 295 squadron flew from - my Uncle Ern was a rear gunner in the Stirling Bombers

RAF Rivenhall

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Time for some video footage off Youtube Battle of the River Plate

Albert Bowers, is born 14.6.1908 -
Information from uncle Harry about Albert Bowers. He was a Chief Petty Officer sick berth attendent on HMNZS Achilles, which became famous in 1939 as it was involved in the Battle of the River Plate,
link : http://www.historybecame
I also found out that after the battle all the ship's crews were given a victory parade. As HZMNZS was a New Zealand ship it went back to New Zealand. Pathe New filmed the home coming and it was seen his sister Harriet as she worked as an usher at the pictures in Tunstall. Guess what I have found that clip on Youtube;