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Bomb disposal called to college after discovery of Second World War grenade

Bomb disposal called to college after discovery of Second World War grenade

Bomb disposal called to college after discovery of Second World War grenade

09 June 2020

A bomb disposal squad were alerted to the discovery of a Second World War grenade which was dug up by workmen in Bury St Edmunds.


Cadets smash fund-raising target with VE Day inspired challenge

Cadets smash fund-raising target with VE Day inspired challenge

Cadets smash fund-raising target with VE Day inspired challenge

26 May 2020

Army cadets from A Company Bury St Edmunds have smashed their £3,000 fund-raising target from a VE Day inspired challenge.


Dunkirk letter is delivered 80 years late

Dunkirk letter is delivered 80 years late

Dunkirk letter is delivered 80 years late

22 May 2020

The fascinating story of Dunkirk's lost letters and why their delivery was delayed by decades.


Blind veteran completes 75 laps of garden for VE Day challenge

Blind veteran completes 75 laps of garden for VE Day challenge

Blind veteran completes 75 laps of garden for VE Day challenge

18 May 2020

An Old Newton man who lost his sight 25 years ago has raised more than £1,000 for a charity close to his heart.


‘Very low’ cases of virus at RAF bases

‘Very low’ cases of virus at RAF bases

‘Very low’ cases of virus at RAF bases

17 May 2020

RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall confirm essential services have remained open, with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place.


Neighbours give veteran Ron a VE Day to remember

Neighbours give veteran Ron a VE Day to remember

Neighbours give veteran Ron a VE Day to remember

15 May 2020

D-Day veteran Ron Mayes received a special VE Day 75 card signed by most of his neighbours and tea and cake


Veteran from Long Melford shares memories of Second World War following VE Day presentation

Veteran from Long Melford shares memories of Second World War following VE Day presentation

Veteran from Long Melford shares memories of Second World War following VE Day presentation

14 May 2020

Richard Baber, 94, was presented with a commemorative certificate by members of the Royal British Legion at his home on Friday.


No stopping VE Day celebrations in and around Newmarket

No stopping VE Day celebrations in and around Newmarket

No stopping VE Day celebrations in and around Newmarket

11 May 2020

It wasn’t the VE Day everyone had planned for but villagers across the Newmarket area made sure it was one no-one would forget.


Sudbury peer reflects on town's community spirit during Second World War as VE Day arrives

Sudbury peer reflects on town's community spirit during Second World War as VE Day arrives

Sudbury peer reflects on town's community spirit during Second World War as VE Day arrives

08 May 2020

Lord Andrew Phillips, who was made a life peer in the House of Lords in 1998, has reflected on his memories of the conflict.


FEATURE: Historian reflects on VE Day as 75th anniversary approaches

FEATURE: Historian reflects on VE Day as 75th anniversary approaches

FEATURE: Historian reflects on VE Day as 75th anniversary approaches

06 May 2020

With the 75th anniversary of VE Day arriving on Friday, historian James Holland explains the emotions that followed the end of the Second World War.


Sudbury set to live-stream virtual VE Day ceremony as communities prepare to mark major milestone

Sudbury set to live-stream virtual VE Day ceremony as communities prepare to mark major milestone

Sudbury set to live-stream virtual VE Day ceremony as communities prepare to mark major milestone

04 May 2020

Despite the coronavirus lockdown, communities have not been deterred in their efforts to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.


RAF co-responders ready to assist NHS

RAF co-responders ready to assist NHS

RAF co-responders ready to assist NHS

03 May 2020

New vehicles and training have helped ready the team


Poignant music video celebrates 75th anniversary of VE Day

Poignant music video celebrates 75th anniversary of VE Day

Poignant music video celebrates 75th anniversary of VE Day

30 April 2020

An activity park in Stonham Aspall has partnered up with a local musician to create a special music video to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.


Fair few flips still ahead for Dan's attempt

Fair few flips still ahead for Dan's attempt

Fair few flips still ahead for Dan's attempt

28 March 2020

RAF Honington officer prepares for April 2 tyre-flipping charity challenge.


Navy crew celebrate Freedom of Borough with special parade

Navy crew celebrate Freedom of Borough with special parade

Navy crew celebrate Freedom of Borough with special parade

07 March 2020

The special link between Bury St Edmunds and nuclear submarine HMS Vengeance was marked with a service and parade on Wednesday.


RAF base issues night flying warning as part of exercise

RAF base issues night flying warning as part of exercise

RAF base issues night flying warning as part of exercise

02 March 2020

The 'agile combat employment exercise' is from March 2 to 13.


Memorial service held in honour of Luke

Memorial service held in honour of Luke

Memorial service held in honour of Luke

02 March 2020

A memorial event was held in honour of a Bury St Edmunds serviceman last Monday morning, the 10th anniversary of his death in Afghanistan.


All welcome to attend freedom march and service

All welcome to attend freedom march and service

All welcome to attend freedom march and service

29 February 2020

Residents of West Suffolk are invited to attend a special service and parade next week as part of the HMS Vengeance freedom celebrations.


Military Wives Choirs set to hit the big screen in March

Military Wives Choirs set to hit the big screen in March

Military Wives Choirs set to hit the big screen in March

27 February 2020

The new film premiered at Showcase Cinema de Lux in Peterborough on Monday


PICTURES: Troops from Wattisham Flying Station put through paces ahead of major operation

PICTURES: Troops from Wattisham Flying Station put through paces ahead of major operation

PICTURES: Troops from Wattisham Flying Station put through paces ahead of major operation

26 February 2020

Personnel based at Wattisham Airfield have been training in preparation for joining more than 2,500 British troops on Exercise Defender Europe 20.


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