Item MC 376/363/2/2 - Recordings of various activities which formed part of 2nd Air Division's 50th VE Day anniversary celebrations, part 2 of 2 (side B of cassette)

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MC 376/363/2/2


Recordings of various activities which formed part of 2nd Air Division's 50th VE Day anniversary celebrations, part 2 of 2 (side B of cassette)


  • May 1995 (Creation)

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[00:00-05:00] VE Day service in Norwich Cathedral. [05:00-15:00] Service continued. [15:00-20:00] Service continued. Recording of reception at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich, including speeches. [20:00-25:00] Recording of extracts from show at the Theatre Royal, Norwich. [25:00-30:00] Recording of 467th Bomb Group's airbase day at Rackheath, including unveiling memorial plaque at Rackheath Community Centre. [30:00-35:00] Airbase day continued: memorial service at Salhouse Church and tree planting at RAF Neatishead. Recording of party at Salhouse Lodge. [35:00-40:00] Party continued. Recordings of various 2nd Air Division trips, including a tour of the Broads, private service at Maddingley Cemetery, Cambridge, and outing to Duxford Museum. [40:00-45:00] Duxford trip continued and recording of final VE Day anniversary banquet. [45:00-50:00] David Hastings speaking to Evelyn Cohen about organizing the celebrations. Concludes with recordings of VE Day celebrations, 1945. For preceding recording, see MC 376/363/2/1. David Hastings was Vice-Chairman of the 2nd Air Division Memorial Trust. For tape cassette insert, see MC 376/431/15.

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There is no public access to the original recording because of preservation reasons. All access is provided by the use of copies. Access to the copies is also restricted because of copyright/sensitivity issues.

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The quality of archive sound recordings may be poor. Duration is 47 minutes 38 seconds.

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Created 22/01/2019 by Drojd. Modified 22/01/2019 by Drojd.


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