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English version of book now available.

The good news is that Chris de Wit's book entitled:- Politics, Personalities and Perspectives The Battle of Britain The Role of Sailor Malan and other South Africans is now available and I can assure you that this is a " must have " book. It is very reasonably priced...

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” Dutch ” Hugo

Hello again, As you might know Chris's book in Afrikaans was released a couple of weeks ago and the English version is hopefully a week away from being released. We will obviously let you know when it's available. There are very interesting articles about the S.A....

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From Pampoenpoort to Buckingham Palace

With acknowledgement to Die Burger newspaper of 14th November 2015 please find attached hereto an article they published in the " By " supplement of todays newspaper. Although the article is in Afrikaans, it covers a section of Chris de Wits new book of which the...

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Battle of Britain Commerative Coins

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Britain the Royal Mint has made available a 50 pence coin on a very limited time frame. ( I was fortunate enough to acquire one ) Herewith photo's of what it looks like ( heads and tails ) together with the...

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Finding a Missing South African RAF Pilot

Of the 25 South African pilots that flew in The Battle of Britain 8 of them lost their lives. With the exception of 1 all the others were buried in numerous cemeteries around London and surrounds. The exception was George James Drake born in Kroonstad on 27th July...

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Almost forgotten BoB Aircraft

As we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Britain mainly the pilots and the aircraft I must say that very little attention and honour has been given to another aircraft which played an important roll in the BoB. What aircraft might that be is your...

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More on Capel – le – Ferne

I have been asked for some more pictures on Capel-le-Ferne so here they are. Memorial on which a pilot sits on the propeller hub looking out across the sea to the French coast.       The Propeller hub on which he sits features all the squadrons which...

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Photo’s of Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall

Hello again, Herewith 2 photo's of the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall. All the flowers and bouquets were placed by family and friends of the pilots for the 75th Anniversary of The Battle mostly on 15th September which as you all probably know is the official...

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Capel – le – Ferne

Hello to all of you, trust you are all fine and have been following the air shows and commemorations covering the 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain. I was fortunate enough to be in the London area from early September and was over whelmed by the activities...

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Latest news from the cockpit

The full impact of winter in the Western Cape has eventually come down on us and all over you can here the coughing and sniffing of people.  Really bad news is that our trustee in London, John Hurts, suffered a set back with his health and is a bit out of action at...

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