On New Year’s Day, family, staff and residents at the Ilford Park Polish Home in Devon joined their oldest resident, former Spitfire pilot Mieczyslaw Juny MBE , for his 100th birthday celebrations. Mr Juny was born in Lwow, Poland, on 1 January 1913. At the age of 26, he took part in the Polish Campaign of 1939.
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WWII airman celebrates 100th birthday
In Parliament today, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, welcomed the conclusion of the second part of Sir John Holmes’ review into the rules and principles governing the award of military campaign medals. As part of his review, which was requested by Mr Cameron, Sir John Holmes has recommended new medals for veterans of the Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command Second World War campaigns. The Prime Minister has agreed that there is a case for the new medals.
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Recognition for veterans of Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command
The crew of a Royal Air Force Liberator aircraft who were killed just before the end of the Second World War have been laid to rest with military honours at the Cheras Road Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Lost WWII RAF crew laid to rest in Malaysia
A young Second World War British Army soldier, whose remains took five years to forensically identify after being discovered in an unmarked field grave, has finally been laid to rest in Oosterbeek today, close to where he was killed in action nearly 70 years ago.
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Mystery of young WWII soldier’s remains finally solved
At the height of the Second World War the German High Command would have been delighted to land a V2 rocket in the heart of Medway’s military estate, but this week the delight was all Medway’s as it welcomed this extremely rare and valuable piece of world history.
German rocket lands in Medway