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FEATURE: New memorial at Lavenham Airfield to honour fallen American airmen of WWII

FEATURE: New memorial at Lavenham Airfield to honour fallen American airmen of WWII

FEATURE: New memorial at Lavenham Airfield to honour fallen American airmen of WWII

03 February 2020

In the final year of the Second World War, American bomber crews were taking off from Lavenham on perilous missions. Many of them never came back.


Ceremony marks start of work on new war memorial on Lavenham Airfield

Ceremony marks start of work on new war memorial on Lavenham Airfield

Ceremony marks start of work on new war memorial on Lavenham Airfield

27 January 2020

A dedicated memorial will be unveiled beside the control tower in May to coincide with the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day.


PICTURES: Sudbury reflects on sacrifice of war heroes on Remembrance Sunday

PICTURES: Sudbury reflects on sacrifice of war heroes on Remembrance Sunday

PICTURES: Sudbury reflects on sacrifice of war heroes on Remembrance Sunday

13 November 2019

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Sudbury on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate the war heroes who sacrificed their lives in conflict.


Presentation recognises long-serving members of Royal Air Force charity in Sudbury

Presentation recognises long-serving members of Royal Air Force charity in Sudbury

Presentation recognises long-serving members of Royal Air Force charity in Sudbury

09 November 2019

An air force charity has paid tribute to long-time members and supporters in Sudbury, with a number of awards in honour of their contributions.


War-themed painting up for auction in Sudbury to support St Nicholas Hospice

War-themed painting up for auction in Sudbury to support St Nicholas Hospice

War-themed painting up for auction in Sudbury to support St Nicholas Hospice

08 November 2019

A poignant painting that depicts war veterans from the Victorian era to the present day is going under the hammer to raise vital funds for charity.


Tribute for 486th Bomb Group in Sudbury relocates in response to thefts

Tribute for 486th Bomb Group in Sudbury relocates in response to thefts

Tribute for 486th Bomb Group in Sudbury relocates in response to thefts

25 October 2019

A poppy wreath at the dedicated 486th Bombardment Group memorial will be absent for the first time in decades.


PICTURES: Iconic poppy tribute returns to Sudbury ahead of Remembrance Day

PICTURES: Iconic poppy tribute returns to Sudbury ahead of Remembrance Day

PICTURES: Iconic poppy tribute returns to Sudbury ahead of Remembrance Day

25 October 2019

One of the largest remembrance tributes in the entire country has once again made its mark in the heart of Sudbury.


Memorial project to pay homage to war heroes at Lavenham Airfield surpasses £9000

Memorial project to pay homage to war heroes at Lavenham Airfield surpasses £9000

Memorial project to pay homage to war heroes at Lavenham Airfield surpasses £9000

21 October 2019

Campaigners have been touched by the generosity of donors who have pledged their support to the project.


Knitted poppy cascade to honour war dead set to return to Sudbury

Knitted poppy cascade to honour war dead set to return to Sudbury

Knitted poppy cascade to honour war dead set to return to Sudbury

17 October 2019

The huge poppy net tribute to commemorate the Armistice Day centenary was created last year.


Second World War memorial project at Lavenham Airfield seeks planning permission

Second World War memorial project at Lavenham Airfield seeks planning permission

Second World War memorial project at Lavenham Airfield seeks planning permission

16 October 2019

The Friends of Lavenham Airfield has created an online appeal to raise £6,800 for a memorial to the United States Army Air Force’s 487th Bomb Group.


PICTURES: Wartime experience brought to life at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford

PICTURES: Wartime experience brought to life at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford

PICTURES: Wartime experience brought to life at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford

09 August 2019

A trip down memory lane at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford at the weekend included 60 actors in uniforms and scores of wartime memorabilia.


PICTURES: Armed Forces Day event in Sudbury reflects on conflicts past and present

PICTURES: Armed Forces Day event in Sudbury reflects on conflicts past and present

PICTURES: Armed Forces Day event in Sudbury reflects on conflicts past and present

04 July 2019

Watched by a large crowd, a lone piper led a procession to mark Armed Forces Day in Sudbury on Saturday.


Army engineers from Wattisham seek fifth victory in charity Field Gun Run contest

Army engineers from Wattisham seek fifth victory in charity Field Gun Run contest

Army engineers from Wattisham seek fifth victory in charity Field Gun Run contest

25 May 2019

A team of Army engineers at Wattisham Airfield is gunning for its fifth victory in an annual Navy-run charity competition next month.


PICTURES: Lavenham steps back in time to commemorate Second World War

PICTURES: Lavenham steps back in time to commemorate Second World War

PICTURES: Lavenham steps back in time to commemorate Second World War

24 May 2019

Lavenham wound the clock back 70 years at the weekend to mark events of the Second World War.


Runner from Belchamp Walter set for ultra-marathon to mark D-Day anniversary

Runner from Belchamp Walter set for ultra-marathon to mark D-Day anniversary

Runner from Belchamp Walter set for ultra-marathon to mark D-Day anniversary

20 May 2019

An experienced runner hopes thoughts of the Normandy landing veterans will help propel him along a 75-mile run to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.


Long Melford Cricket Club welcomes Help for Heroes team for charity match

Long Melford Cricket Club welcomes Help for Heroes team for charity match

Long Melford Cricket Club welcomes Help for Heroes team for charity match

10 May 2019

For a club of military veterans, cricket has become key to their recovery and, this week, Long Melford Cricket Club welcomed them for a charity match.


New book on Long Melford during First World War presented to library

New book on Long Melford during First World War presented to library

New book on Long Melford during First World War presented to library

05 May 2019

A new book, which aims to give fresh insight into life in Long Melford during the First World War, is now available from the village library.


Friends of Lavenham Airfield set to host tours in aid of memorial to honour war dead

Friends of Lavenham Airfield set to host tours in aid of memorial to honour war dead

Friends of Lavenham Airfield set to host tours in aid of memorial to honour war dead

29 April 2019

Walks around a wartime American air base are set to resume next month.


Volunteer recognised for support of Royal British Legion in Sudbury

Volunteer recognised for support of Royal British Legion in Sudbury

Volunteer recognised for support of Royal British Legion in Sudbury

23 February 2019

A volunteer, who has dedicated three decades to raising funds for a British Armed Forces charity, has been recognised with a prestigious award.


PICTURES: Wattisham regiment battles extreme weather for training in Arctic Circle

PICTURES: Wattisham regiment battles extreme weather for training in Arctic Circle

PICTURES: Wattisham regiment battles extreme weather for training in Arctic Circle

19 February 2019

Battling extreme weather conditions, a series of military helicopters from Wattisham have been deployed – for the first time – in the Arctic Circle.


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