Category Archives: Air Raid

On the Home Front at Rufford Abbey, 27/28 September

The NFS & AFS Vehicles Group are again staging a major air raid on the old abbey buildings, with sirens, V1 approaching, ARP clearing the street,  a single big explosion, civilians evacuated by ARP, the NFS tackling the fire, WVS assisting … Continue reading

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Woodhall Spa photos

There are some really great photos from the air raids from Mick Hill that have just been published. Saturday http://survivor79.smugmug.com/Other/AIR-RAID-at-THE-GOLF-HOTEL Sunday http://survivor79.smugmug.com/Other/THE-GOLF-HOTEL-AIR-RAID-20th Hope you enjoy them, even if you weren’t there!

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Retford War weekend, 9-10 August

We are taking the Turntable Ladder, the K2 and a couple of pumps – the Large Dennis, and the Beresford Stork, as well as the Mobile Canteen. On Saturday, we will be doing pumping demonstrations and training, and hope to … Continue reading

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Air Raid at Woodhall Spa

Somehow the Germans got wind of an important visitor to Woodhall Spa over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 1940, and mounted a hit-and-run air raid on the Golf Hotel where the VIP was expected. A lone bomber passed … Continue reading

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Photos of Rufford Abbey by Catriona Sutcliffe

Catriona Sutcliffe and Norman Brown took these photos. Thank you both.

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Rufford Air Raid video

You can watch the full air raid here (low res) or here (medium res). Ian Beck has posted another video here.

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Successful Air Raid at Rufford

We had a successful air raid today. Everything worked out, after sorting a teething problem with the Turntable Ladder in the morning. We involved lots of other re-enactors, and the casualties looked great. More photos coming soon.

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Air Raid at Rufford Abbey 31 Aug-1 Sept

It is now less than 2 weeks to go, and we are starting to make plans for the air raid. We are looking for people to take part – we all had such a good time both last year, and … Continue reading

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Woodhall Spa – our best event yet!

Back from an absolutely phenomenal weekend at Woodhall Spa. We did an air raid both days early in the afternoon. On Saturday, the sirens sounded, and the bombers came overhead. Bombs fell on the hotel and the ARP wardens were … Continue reading

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