Former Marshal of the RAF. Small display.

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  1. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member


    Today we went to a Garden Fete at Wotton ( Pronounced wooton) Nr Brill in Buckinghamshire. Within the church is a small display in honour of the centenary of the RAF. Included is the original headdress of Lord Newall, former Marshal of the RAF. Also his original lanyard. All this was worn by him at some Royal Wedding before the war. I was told earlier, but, sadly have now forgotten.

    Cyril Newall, 1st Baron Newall - Wikipedia
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Cyril Newall, 1st Baron Newall

    Cyril Norton Newall, 1st Baron Newall, Air Chief Marshal of the Royal Air Force, is remembered in the RAF chapel in Westminster Abbey. His name, with other wartime leaders, was painted in 1989 below the Battle of Britain memorial window.

    He was born on 15th February 1886 in India, son of Captain William Newall of the Indian Army, and his wife Edith (Norton). Educated at Sandhurst military academy he served in India with his regiment. After learning to fly he joined the Royal Flying Corps and was a skilled administrator in France during the 1914-18 war and commanded a training wing. In 1930 he became Air Vice Marshal and served in Cairo, leading RAF Middle East. In 1935 he was knighted and later became Chief of the Air Staff and Air Chief Marshal. He was replaced in 1940 by Lord Portal and served as Governor General of New Zealand from 1941-46. He was created a Baron in 1946. He married May Weddell and secondly Olive Foster and had a son Francis and two daughters. He died on 30th November 1963.
    Cyril Newall, 1st Baron Newall | Westminster Abbey

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  4. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    According to John Terraine, (The Right of the Line), Cyril Newall did a great deal to lay the foundations for the RAF's wartime achievements.
  5. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member


    All Saints, church at Wotton. Small RAF display within.


    This is the home of Tony Blair, the fete being held within the Wotton House grounds alongside. We didn't see him, but Cherie was there, busy with her grandchildren. He probably kept out of the way for fear of a Citizens Arrest, there were a lot of people there.
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    not bad for a socialist eh!
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  7. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member


    Guess who...?
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  8. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member


    Cruella Deville?
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  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Cherie Blair I believe, but she has certainly changed over the last years.


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