Despite the elements
Our aim as a small group of local amateur historians:
History – We wish to search and pass historical information, to try to link up to the future in a digital area, that way preserving and applying new found data in an effort to complied history’s unspoken answers.
Respect – We cannot pay more tribute to them who have fallen, than to pay respect for them. In our research, we always respect the family's wishes and also the privacy of those who are left behind.
Remembrance - We wish to ensure that the people who fell, military and civilian are never forgotten. There for, each year, we lay a wreath at the monument of a crashed Lancaster.
Education – We support initiatives as; school projects and private quests, enabling us to understand the reasons for the freedom we have today and look to the future in a positive manner.
Future generations must be reminded of what happened in WWII so that they never forget that their freedom was gained by acts and sacrifices of these men and women in history.
Members, Geert Bourguignon, Bram Dermout, Eva Dée, Filip Doms, Erwin Sollie, Danny Van Den Broeck, Dirk Vermeulen.
|Losses over Belgium.|
|Roll of Honour.|
1940 - 1941 - 1942 - 1943 1944/45
|Research – Who can help ?|
|New pictures – New faces.|
|The story of |
"The Y's 'Owells"
"My Lancaster Stories"
|TV reportage & slideshows.|
Family Howell handing the Y's 'Owells Emblem over to Sue Aldridge at the 115 Memorabilia museum at Witchford.
Mail your photo's of former members of 115 squadron during WW II. Every contribution is welcome.
24 April - Gazet van Antwerpen Remembering Lancaster DS734, Sint-Katelijne-Waver.
24 April - photo's with thanks to Bob Lams - Facebook
I recently bought online a badge for 115 squadron.
The person I bought the badge from had originally bought it with a mourning locket containing this photo. I suspect he was KIA. Although not necessarily with 115 squadron.
To be honest, I'm relying on an old member of the squadron recognising him. I thought it would be nice to try and trace the history regarding original owner and wondered if someone recognised the person in the photograph.
I would really appreciate any help you could give me. I am afraid that it really is a challenge!
To purchase a copy, please contact Sue Aldridge via email at:
Barry passed away peacefully in Soham Lodge Care Centre on Friday 1st January 2016, aged 68.
All profits will go to the RAF Witchford Display of Memorabilia and Soham Lodge Residents Fund.
Visit the RAF Witchford Display of Memorabilia at the Lancaster Way Business Park - the former RAF Witchford airfield.
Info on Traces of War.com