Oving Commemoration Day

Sunday 15 August 2021 2.50 – 5.00 p.m. A service to commemorate Wing Commander George Laurence Bazett Hull DFC, buried at Oving, who was killed when his Mosquito aircraft crashed in Leicestershire on 17 May 1946. It will also commemorate the 1942 crew of his...

The Primrose Past

A Primrose Path: The Gilded Life of Lord Rosebery’s favourite Son by Martin Gibson is being republished by Arum Press. The Hon. Neil Primrose, second son of Lord Rosebery and Hannah Rothschild of Mentmore, was Liberal MP for North Cambridgeshire from 1910 until...

Bletchley Park, British Intelligence and the Second World War

History Professor John Ferris has been named the “Authorized Historian” in chronicling the history of its British communications intelligence agency (Government Communications Headquarters). Ferris stands next to an Enigma machine, a type of enciphering machine used...

Buckinghamshire Historical Association

‘Known onto God’ Lost in the Battle of Arras (a WWI detective story) Wednesday 17 February 2021 2000 hours Online Talk Tom Shannon, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Identifying an unknown officer of the 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry lost...

The Pegasus Bridge Story: Online Talk by David Innes

Monday 18 January at 1900 hours In the opening hours of D Day – 6 June 1944 – a small glider-borne coup de main force from the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry seized key objectives in Normandy ahead of the main landings which marked the...

Buckinghamshire History Festival

BRINGING HISTORY HOME: 12-13 SEPTEMBER 2020Curated by Buckinghamshire Archives Dad’s Army in Bucks: The Local Defence Volunteers and Home Guard By Professor Ian Beckett Sunday 13 September 2020 6 p.m. This year, the popular annual history fair is going all-digital, in...
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