Second World War

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Between 10 July and 31 October 1940, the German Air Force waged an air campaign against the United Kingdom. The objective of the German forces was to achieve air superiority over the Royal Air Force, and began by targeting coastal shipping convoys and shipping centres. Soon the target of attacks was shifted to RAF airfields and infrastructure, factories involved in aircraft production, and eventually areas of political significance...
Former students of Beaumont College in Berkshire will be recalling those who gave their lives in two World Wars when they gather at the historic War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday. Mass organised by the Beaumont Union (BU) will be celebrated at the Grade II* listed War Memorial on Sunday 9 November.“One of the purposes of the BU is to arrange Masses to be said for our deceased,” says Old Boy Robert Wilkinson. “In this instance, it’s not just for those that gave their...