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WW1 Sites in Canada

read moreWar Memories across Canada: Sites of the First World War

Talk at TNA

read moreGothas Over England

RAFM Lectures

read moreWW1 LunchTime Lecture Series

Conference in Krakow

read moreForgotten Fronts in the Air War, 1916/17

TSTB2 stock

read moreThe Sky Their Battlefield II - hardback edition back in stock

Polish Conference

read moreGorlice Conference in 2017

Surrey in the Great War

read moreDrop-In event

WW1 Aero

read more... replaced by "The Flying Machine"

Leefe Robinson

read moreLeefe Robinson Centenary Exhibition

Stow Maries Flying Day

read moreWW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Flying Day at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Californian Symposium

read moreFirst Air War - an interactive, multi-media symposium centennial event

Tate Britain

read moreWW1 Exhibition

GoAvA Exhibition

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Brumowski Talk OFF

read moreTalk by Ivan Berryman - cancelled due to illness

Airship Association

read moreAirship Association Symposium on 31-Oct-2015

WFA Talk

read moreAviation Talk in Kent by Peter Hart

RAFM Open Day

read moreDardanelles Archive Opening

Above the Dreaming Spires

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Oxfordshire's Great War Aviation Story

London Zepp Tour

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Stroud 1914-18

read moreStroud District and its part in the Great War - an Exhibition

Snoopy Exhibition

read moreFor those the other side of the pond, there's an upcoming exhibition on Snoopy & The Red Baron.

2016 AGM

read moreThe Cross & Cockade International AGM for 2016 will be held at the RAF Museum, Hendon, on Saturday 23rd April 2016.

Irish IPMS

read moreIrish IPMS Nationals: CCI Trophy for Best WW1 Aviation Model in Show

Lunchtime Lectures

read moreFirst World War in the Air: Lunchtime Lectures at RAFM Hendon

London Meetings

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RAFM at Shuttleworth

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Most people will by now have heard that the RAFM's replica RE8, Albatros DVa and Sopwith Snipe, built by Peter Jackson and TVAL in New Zealand, have landed in the UK.

Finnegan Talk

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Terry Finnegan, author of Shooting the Front, will be giving a talk at the IWM on 20th June 2012

Albatros Flies!

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Koloman Mayrhofer and Eberhard Fritsch announced that in the late morning of 10th April 2012, after a 94 year break, a WWI designed Albatros fighter has flown again.

War Graves Appeal

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Wedmore War Graves

CCI Curator

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Supporting our remit as an educational charity, Cross and Cockade International are part-funding a curator's role at the Royal Air Force Museum, based at Hendon.

Stow Maries Show

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Stow Maries Aerodrome closed over winter. The next show will be Saturday 5th May 2012, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the RFC.

Alex Imrie

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It has been confirmed by Alex's family that he passed away, after a short illness, on 4th June 2011.

A full obituary (below) has been prepared by the family.

2012 Calendar

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The 2012 Calendar is here! But there's only 15 left as of 31st January ...

Peter Cooksley

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We are delighted to announce that, contrary to reports via other forums, Peter Cooksley is still with us.

The following email was today sent to us by Frank Anderson, Chairman of the Croydon Airport Society:

Dan-San Abbott

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We were saddened today to hear of the death of Dan-San Abbott, after a short illness.

US Naval Aviation

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The monograph Naval Aviation in World War I has been out of print for many years and paper copies are no longer available through the Naval Aviation History Branch or the Government Printing Office.

IPMS Hendon

read moreThe International Plastic Modellers' Society (IPMS) will be holding a regional meeting and show at the RAF Museum at Hendon.

Last WW1 Veteran Dies

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The world's last known combat veteran of World War I, Claude Choules, has died in Australia aged 110.

Officers Mess or Village Hall?

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DRINKSTONE VILLAGE HALL IS ON THE MOVE - Relocation not demolition for rare historic building!

A ninety-year-old relic from the First World War, which was originally an officers mess hut at Great Ashfield Airfield and has served as the Drinkstone Village Hall in Suffolk since 1924, is being moved, lock, stock and barrel, to a new home at a museum and wildlife centre on the former First World War aerodrome at Stow Maries in Essex.

Hawker Memorial

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Last year we reported that a permament memorial to Major Lanoe Hawker VC was being created on the site of his fatal crash in France. Phil Mobbs, from today's 24 Sqn, tells us that the project is now complete.

Lighter Restoration

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World's Oldest Aircraft Carrier (sic)

Seminar Papers

read moreCross & Cockade Seminar, 1995

CCI accept cards

read moreWe can now take card payments directly, as well as via PayPal.

Stow Maries Show

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Stow Maries held a highy successful Vintage Fly-In on Sunday 8th May 2011

Stow Maries Memorial

read moreStow Maries Aerodrome passed another landmark with the dedication of its new memorial on Friday 17th December

Colin Ashford

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Noted WW1 artist and CCI member Colin Ashford has been elected Vice President of the Guild of Aviation Artists

Stow Maries Film

read moreA short film - "Loss" - based around Stow Maries, by Giles Ford-Crush

2011 Calendar

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The 2011 calendar is SOLD OUT!

Guild of Aviation Artists

read moreWW1 Aviation Painting of the Year 2010

Calgary Theft

read moreThieves plunder Aero Space Museum of Calgary

Museum at Stow Maries

read moreOn Sunday 30th May, the Aerodrome Museum at the Stow Maries project was officially opened by the Mayor of Maldon.

Channel 4

read moreFighting the Red Baron will be broadcast on Channel 4, Friday 4 June at 9:00pm

New boss at RAFM

read moreThe Royal Air Force Museum Trustees are pleased to announce that Air Vice-Marshal Peter Dye OBE has been selected as the Director General, Royal Air Force Museum with effect from  9th June 2010.

Avro Blue Plaque

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A Blue Plaque has been dedicated, commemorating the first Avro factory

Trophy for MOSI

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Desmond Penrose Trophy

Severnside Military Show

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The Severnside Military Show this year will be held on the Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of June with a large gathering of armour, jeeps, trucks and enthusiasts. The event has moved from Kemble and will now be held at the Severnside Vintage showground in Cambridge, Glos. The new venue provides a laid back, friendly atmosphere for all of the family to enjoy.

Best Article 2009

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Vote for the Best Article of 2009

This is your chance to vote for what YOU consider to be the best article published in the journal during 2009.

Next year, 2011, we'll be making an award the the author of the Best Article published in the journal during 2010. You'll have the chance to vote on paper, using a form sent out in the journal - or on line via the web site. To test this latter system, we're giving you the opportunity to let us know what you think of the articles published during 2009.

Over to you!

BBMF under threat

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Our government has decided that the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight is expendable - and are threatening to withdraw funding.

Leaman Lecture

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To mark Paul Leaman's imminent retirement as Chair of Trustees, after 40 years of dedicated service to the society, we're implementing a keynote lecture in his name, to be given at our AGM each year by an eminent aviation historian.

Note that you don't need to be a CCI member to attend - and admission to the RAFM and the Leaman Lecture is free of charge.

Those Magnificent Men

read moreNo - not THAT fantastic film. This is the play - and its not about pre-war air races either.

Crossing the Line

read moreA trailer for Peter Jackson's upcoming WW1 film, "Crossing the Line", has been posted on You Tube

IWM Film Archive

read moreImperial War Museum film archive available on line

When Europe Went Mad

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When Europe Went Mad: A Brief History of the First World War



When Europe Went Mad: A Brief History of the First World War

- a new title by Terence Finn, working with Tim Kenney marketing - watch the review in the next journal!


Newspaper Archive

read moreThe North London newspaper archive for the British Library is being digitised, and the millions of newspaper pages moved to Boston Spa in Yorkshire.

Guild of Aviation Artists

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In 2010 the Guild will be hosting its 40th annual exhibition! If you've any interest in aviation, and enjoy a well-produced painting, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

Scale ModelWorld 2009

read moreThe IPMS show, Scale ModelWorld 2009, was held at the International Exhibition Centre, Telford, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2009.

FE2 Unveiling

read moreOn 1st July 2009 the Royal Air Force Museum's FE2b was unveiled in a ceremony at Hendon, London.

Henry Allingham Dies

read moreThe BBC has announced that Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of the last servicemen from World War I, has died. Henry was also the last surviving member of the air services from WW1.

WW1 Aviation Links

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Links to other WW1 Aviation sites

GoAvA Exhibition

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The Annual Exhibition of paintings at the Guild of Aviation Artists was being held at The Mall Galleries in London, between 20th and 26th July 2009, and was, yet again, a resounding success.

AV Roe Centenary

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On Sunday 12th July 2009, underneath the railway arches on the Walthamstow Marshes,  an exhibition was held to celebrate to 100th anniversary of the first all-British powered flight.

Oeffag Alb D.III running

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Last weekend an original 1918 Austro Daimler engine was run, during a Aviation Festival near Vienna. Even better - the engine was in an Oeffag Albatros D.III!

FE2b/d Monograph

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Following the resounding success of the society's first book, "Nieuports in RFC, RNAS & RAF Service", on 1st July 2009 we launched our second. Publication coincided with the unveiling of the newly-restored FE2b at the RAF Museum, Hendon.

We are taking orders NOW through the on-line shop! Don't wait for too long, as interest is proving to be higher than expected, and we're not expedting stocks to last beyond the autumn.

Price delivered in the UK is £30.00, overseas by surface is £32.50 and overseas by airmail is £38.15 - excellent value by any measure!

Baracca Exhibition

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An exhibition on top Italian ace Francesco Baracca is on display at Lugo (between Bologna and Ravenna) in Northern Italy until 19th July 2009. Anyone in the area should make this a "must see" item!

New Belgian Morane

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For the last 20 years, the Ypres Technical School have had a beautiful 110hp Le Rhone rotary engine. Three years ago, staff and students started building an aeroplane for the Le Rhone to live in. Now it's ready to roll!

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