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Friends of 578 Squadron

578 Squadron Air Cadets: http://www.578sqn.com/ Langley Park Air training Cadets represent the next generation. They have represented 578 Squadron on many of their past reunions.

Barlby Foot-Tappers Band: http://barlbyfoottappersband.com/: 578 Squadron Burn association are proud to be associated with the Barlby Foot-Tappers Band. Who have played at many of the squadron reunions.

Farnsfield Memorial: http://www.farnsfieldbomber.org.uk/: The website dedicated to the loss of MZ519-LKU and the memorial to the crews memory.

Burn Gliding Club: http://www.burnglidingclub.co.uk/: Burn Gliding Club are the current occupants of Burn Airfield. If you ever fancy a trip into the skies why not consider a flight from Burn Airfield.

Burn Parish Council: http://www.burnparishcouncil.co.uk/ : Here you can read all about Burn village. Find out what is going on and even find news about the future of Burn Airfield.

Web-Forums dedicated to the Halifax:

Places to discuss matters Halifax with fellow enthusiasts. Trying to trace crew or want to know more about this famous bomber. This may be the place to go.

57 Rescue Forum: http://www.network54.com/Forum/261665/. The largest of the Halifax discussion forums. Even the odd veteran or two can be found on this group. It was set up several years ago by “57 rescue”. A group of Halifax enthusiasts dedicated to finding and saving anything Halifax. Sadly the group no longer exists but the forum lives on.

Steve Ballances Halifax Discussion Forum: http://disc.server.com/Indices/92216.html Linked from Steve Ballances excellent Halifax web-site this is another place to discuss all things Halifax.

Bomber Crew Forum: http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?forumID=100548&p=1. A forum for all Bomber Command related discussion run by http://www.bombercrew.com/

Other Halifax and Bomber Command Web-Links:

WW2 The Peoples War: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/33/a6257333.shtml : A BBC site that asked for veterans contributions on their experiences. Here Frederick Charles Blackmore MBE a 578 squadron Flight Engineer recounts his experiences at RAF Burn.

The Wartime Memories Project - RAF Burn: http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/airfields/burn.html : A website dedicated to finding out more about wartime airfields and their inhabitants.

World War 2 Ex RAF: http://www.worldwar2exraf.co.uk/Squadron%20Pages/578%20Squadron.htm: A site dedicated to finding ex RAF aircrew. Some 578 personnel can be found here.

51 Squadron web-site: http://www.51squadron.com/ The web-site dedicated to 578 squadrons parent squadron.

Silverstone War Memorial: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Northamptonshire/Silverstone.html: this site contains information to the memorial for LW 478 at Silverstone Motor racing circuit.

Steve Ballances Handley Page Halifax Site: http://takeoff.to/halifax : A well researched website on the Halifax bomber. A good starting point for those looking for information on this famous 4-engined heavy.

Airfields in Yorkshire: http://www.airfields-in-yorkshire.co.uk/. A web-site dedicated to showing the location and current state of the historical airfields of Yorkshire. Burn airfield plus photographs can be found here .

Old Airfields: http://www.oldairfields.fotopic.net/. A photographic tour around the wartime airfields of East Anglia, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. A collection of 55 recent photographs of RAF Burn can be found within the site.

Bombercrew: http://www.bombercrew.com/ A site with particular reference to RCAF squadrons. This site contains a gallery of pictures of 431 Squadron, the occupants of Burn prior to the arrival of 578 squadron.

Midlands Air Crash Research : http://macr.moonfruit.com/ A small group of enthusiasts dedicated to collecting information on air crashes in the three Midlans counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Leicestershire. The loss of Halifax MZ519 is recorded on their site.

Other Useful Web-Links:

The Handley-Page Association: http://www.handleypage.com/ "A tribute to the Man, the Company and the Aircraft". The Handley Page Association (HPA) was formed in 1979 to keep alive the memories of the Handley Page Companies, the Founder and their aircraft, and to foster the spirit of innovation, engineering ingenuity and excellence of construction which were hallmarks of the Companies. The membership of the HPA includes ex-employees of Handley Page, ex-aircrew and operators of HP aircraft, and those with a general interest in aviation history and the preservation of historic aircraft. This website gives an illustrated history of Handley-Page and its famous aircraft.

The Aircrew Association: http://www.aircrew.org.uk/ The Aircrew Association (ACA) exists to foster comradeship amongst those who, having been awarded an official flying badge, have qualified to operate military aircraft and are serving or have served, as military aircrew in the armed services of those nations allied to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

Project Propeller: http://www.projectpropeller.co.uk/ The basic premise of the Project Propeller scheme is to match up WWII RAF air crew with current pilots and to gather together for a day at a significant location. The project arranges for Air Crew and Pilots to meet up at a convenient local airfield, fly to the venue for the reunion, and then fly back home once the event comes to an close

Yorkshire ESS website: http://www.yorkshire-ess.org.uk/ Yorkshire Forward, the current owners of Burn airfield and their current ambitious plans to turn RAF Burn into a Scientific centre. The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a ‘next generation’ facility for research with neutrons scattering.



If you know of any Halifax Web-sites that we may have missed please don't hesitate to contact us and we will add them to the list Webmaster@578squadron.org.uk