Tag Archives: World War II

Proms composer Demuth’s music is overdue an encore

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: A Croydon-born composer whose works have been forgotten deserves a revival, writes DAVID MORGAN The BBC Proms begins next month. Eighty years ago, in the war-torn summer of 1942, among the varied concerts performed at the Royal Albert … Continue reading

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Minster memorials that tell the terrible toll of World Wars

Croydon Parish Church, as it was once known, contains memorials to service personnel who died serving their country. DAVID MORGAN guides you on a short  tour of some of them As you walk into the Minster, you do so through … Continue reading

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Commuters to London Bridge surprised by D Day Spitfire

There was a Supermarine surprise for passengers at London Bridge this morning as a full-scale replica Spitfire fighter aircraft appeared in the station concourse, above. Network Rail has teamed up with the Imperial War Museum to create this installation to … Continue reading

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Gordon Campbell VC: Croydon remembers naval war hero

Croydon staged a civic ceremony in the town centre yesterday to commemorate the borough’s only World War I recipient of the Victoria Cross, the nation’s highest award for gallantry. The date was the centenary of the Atlantic naval action in … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain fly past planned for Kenley airfield

Kenley’s Battle of Britain heritage is to receive a double tribute this Sunday, with two World War II fighter planes – a Spitfire and a Hurricane – due to perform a fly past over the old airfield. The fly past … Continue reading

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Croydon CND marks anniversary of the atomic bomb

Today, at the war memorial by the Croydon Clocktower from noon till 1pm, Croydon CND will be marking the 67th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Jim Clugston, Croydon CND secretary … Continue reading

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War-time Spitfire to pay tribute to Kenley airfield

The people of Kenley and surrounding neighbourhoods will have a treat around 3.30pm today, when a World War II Spitfire does a fly past over the former RAF base. From 1940, this part of London was the frontline in the … Continue reading

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