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    Does anyone have a recent match up photo so can do a then and now??

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    Woodster - the tower has long since disappeared under the car park of a firm called Gigawave. Do you still want a photo?

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    yes thank you,would be most grateful for any help!

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    This has been emailed to me by Lindsay Aspin

    It is the 65th Commemoration of Operation Varsity on 24th March, 2010 ...
    Veterans from the Glider Pilot Regiment will be attending this Commeration
    together with representatives of RAF 296 and 297 Squadrons (38 Group) who
    were all based and left Earls Colne Airfield on Operation Varsity, 24th
    March, 1945.

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    Hi,

    I am searching for any pictures of the control tower at Earls Colne airfield whilst in use during WWII - specifically, any pictures of the interior and the main clock which would have been used to start missions, time raids etc..

    A long shot i know, but any info (personal pictures, possible books, web sites etc..) would be gratefully received.

    Thanks

    Mark

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    HI all
    I found this image of a B26 Marauder " Miss Emily" of the 455th BS at Earles Colne
    with battle damage

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    A very crisp photo showing period aircrew combat clothing Ian, whats your source?

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    Hi Denis
    Its a image from www.ww2incolor/us-air-force, its a fantastic site for research

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    Default Earls Colne - Operation Varsity Commemoration

    Just a reminder that there will be a Commemorative service at Marks Hall near Earls Colne airfield tomorrow starting at 11am. This happens every year and remembers all of those who took part in Operation Varsity - crossing the Rhine in 1945. Though the numbers of veterans attending is dwindling with every year that passes there is still a good turnout. At the end of the service there usually is a civilian glider flyover an at least one if not two Apache helicopters from Wattisham. There are mini buses available from the car park to the Memorial where the service takes - no charge for this.
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    Default Re: Earls Colne - Operation Varsity Commemoration

    The weather was kind yesterday as you say, and it was a very pleasant ceremony. Quite a few veterans managed to get there.

    Here's some pictures as requested.





    Commanding Officer of Wattisham greets Senior Officer of Airborne.





    Johnny Peters lays his wreath. He was one of the lucky ones to get out of Arnhem.
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