The 'Flyboys' exhibition opened in the Visitor Centre at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery on the 1st July and will be open daily until the 15th November. The exhibition tells the story of the Royal Air Force airmen who died during WW1 and were buried at Lijssenthoek and features some of my work, including extracts from my latest book, 'Over the Western Front'. Sixty-nine of the ninety-four airmen graves are for men who were stationed at Abeele, with thirty-one of this number serving with 6 Squadron at the time of their death. If you are planning to visit Ypres or Poperinge this year, I recommend a side trip to the Lijssenthoek Cemetery and Visitor Centre. The care in which the Belgian volunteers tend the 11,000 WW1 graves is quite remarkable and you can really appreciate the enormity of the sacrifice made by so many servicemen during that dreadful time.
The End of an Old Friend
January 14, 2015
6 Squadron Royal Air Force is about to celebrate its 100th birthday, as it was formed on 31st January 1914 at Farnborough. It seemed a good time to st...