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Late William Jones

Late William Jones

Recently met John Jones related to the late Edward Jones (Normandy D Day Veteran) who passed away recently and we are currently trying to obtain his Fathers medals. Leading Aircraftsman William Jones (Service Number 1482769) who served in the RAF from 7/8/1941 until 03/06/1946 having served in West Africa from 16/01/1943-03/05/1944 and India from 16/11/1945-03/05/46. William passed away 29/03/1990.

Hope to obtain good news in due course along with photo's of William.

B.B.C. Memorial Film

B.B.C. Memorial Film

November 10th 2010 Seen below are Morgan Rawcliffe, Maria Hitchin and Bailey Moss. Morgan has the white top. Great day with the BBC mainly at the Castle.

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Medals 'give a sense of closure' to Lancashire veterans.

The above gives a link to The BBC News Lancashire article published on Remembrance Sunday.

 

Veteran Peter Maher

Veteran Colour Sergeant Peter Maher maherp476

We met Peter Maher on Thursday 4th November who fought in World War Two and came out a Colour Sergeant as well as receiving the Militery Medal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST Mary's War Memorial Service - Whalley

ST Mary's War Memorial Service -Whalley Saturday 6th November 2010

We attended this service which was well supported. Morgan Kennedy laid a wreath on our behalf. Further information and photographs to follow.

More photographs in the Read more...

Clitheroe Castle -Museum -Roll of Honour-Braille Book

Clitheroe Castle -Museum-Roll of Honour and Braille Book

We are delighted to announce that the Roll of Honour and Braille Book are now in the Castle Museum in Clitheroe for public viewing along with organised school groups attending over the next few weeks.

They will then be moved on the 11th November to another part of the Castle as part of the Remembrance Day Service for those attending this to have free access. From here they will then be returned to St Mary's Church, Clitheroe along with arrangements being finalised to collect the World War One Roll of Honour from the Clitheroe Town Hall foyer as this will also be positioned in St Mary's Church, Clitheroe.

Our thanks go to the Lancashire County Museum Services, Castle staff, Clitheroe Town Council, Norman Kelly and our chairman for these arrangements. 


Veteran Tom Mason

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We show a photograph of Tom Mason with his recent D Day Campaign medal which we have been able to obtain for him. Tom was in the Royal Navy during WW2 and we hope to put more of his actual war stories on this site. Tom was fortunate enough whilst in America and on a days leave to go to a bar in New York and sat next to Frank Sinatra and his wife. We have also been able to assist Tom with the purchase of a couple of Navy books from his time in the Pacific under various commanders. Tom lives in Bolton by Bowland.