29 Jul '12, 9am

New Book Highlighting Service In Bomber Command: Return Flights in War & Peace offers a fascinating first hand a...

New Book Highlighting Service In Bomber Command: Return Flights in War & Peace offers a fascinating first hand a...

John Rowland was born in 1919 and took his first flight with the RAF Volunteer Reserve in 1938. He passed his Cadetship at RAF Cranwell with flying colours and was posted in March 1940. By May Rowland was sent to Calais to aid in creating a diversion for German troops whom were advancing to Dunkirk. The task was to fly three Hectors at each side of Calais, to drop bombs andfire at any sign of threat. This was the only occasion in which such obsolete aircraft wereused in Europe in World War II. Rowland was posted to The Central Flying School to undertake a flying instructors course. After a lengthy period as an instructor Rowland was sent on a number of flights and went solo in May 1947. After 28 operations he was promoted to Squadron Leader as Flight Commander at 1656 HCU at Lindholme and later posted to 625 Squadron as Flight Commander. He went on to undertake 50 bomber o...

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mnn.com 30 Jul '12, 5am

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Awakening the Brain - Book Giveaway!

Awakening the Brain - Book Giveaway!

care2.com 28 Jul '12, 3pm

We are giving away a copy of Awakening the Brain: The Neuropsychology of Grace , by Dr. Charlotte A. Tomaino. Check out th...