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Posted on Thursday 27th July
JERSEY’S ‘FEW’ REMEMBERED
The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has presented a copy of Men of the Battle of Britain by Kenneth G Wynn to the Société Jersiaise.
The Société was founded in 1873 for the study of Jersey archaeology, history, natural history, language and the conservation of the environment. The book (the third edition of which was published in 2015 by Frontline in association with the Memorial Trust) has almost 3,000 biographical entries on Allied airmen who took part in the Battle of Britain in 1940 and 29 of them mention the island of Jersey.
The presentation was made at the Société.s headquarters in St Helier, Jersey by Geoff Simpson, Historical Consultant to the Memorial Trust, who handed over the book to Colin Perchard, CVO, OBE, President of the Société. Those attending included relatives of Battle of Britain aircrew.
The Memorial Trust is the custodian of the National Memorial to The Few at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent.
Above Image Caption:
Geoff Simpson speaking at the presentation of Men of the Battle of Britain. To his left is Colin Perchard, President of the Société, whilst next to Colin is Anna Baghiani, Société Assistant Librarian and Education Officer.
Men of the Battle of Britain(Hardback - 606 pages)
by Kenneth G. Wynn
Since it was first published in 1989, Men of the Battle of Britain has become a standard reference book for academics and researchers interested in the Battle of Britain. Copies are also owned by many with purely an armchair interest in the events of 1940.
The book records the service details of the airmen who took part in the Battle of Britain in considerable detail. Where known, postings and their dates are… Read more...
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