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The Armed Forces
Articles in relation to Benfleet and the Military
Gloster Meteor crash
Armed Forces Day Flag Raising
Raising the flag in the downpour on Monday 20th June 2016
Benfleet Military Camp
Now The 'Bird' Estate
Commander L. H. Wightman. R.N.V.R.
At rest in St. Mary Churchyard.
CPDC Mayors Speech On Armed Forces Day 20th June 2016
A speech to the forces and in memory of Sapper Ellison
David Thomas Carson. Sergeant Major.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
"Last man, bullet and bomb"
Home Guard Defences
Guarding Benfleet - World War II
Militia Camp, South Benfleet
Dances at the Camp in 1951
Sapper Ellison Way
Naming ceremony on Monday 20th June 2016
The Army Camp
Benfleet resident Moira Coveney has recently come across these photographs of everyday life in the Benfleet army camp.
The Mayor's Reception on Armed Forces Day
Held in the atrium of CPDC Offices
Thomas Albert Gladwin.
War Weapons Week
Programme and Service
Warship Week 1942
An Appeal from the Bay Museum, Canvey Island. Local knowledge needed. What was done to raise the money? How much was raised? Names, dates, places anything anyone can remember.
Wellington Bomber Crash. 16 November 1942.
Were you a witness?
World War Two Decoys
Mysterious WW2 “Circles of Light!” Described as “Being like a huge green circular greenhouse and an enormous flood light!”
WW2 Southern Pillbox
A fine example on the Benfleet shores
Zeppelin Raid on Southend
An eye witness report from Benfleet
The Armed Forces
Dakotas passing over Southend
Dedication of new Benfleet War Memorial
First World War
The 37 Names on the War Memorial
Second World War
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