Searching for traces of the V1 bombs

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2014 SEES the 70th anniversary of the terrifying V1 Flying Bomb attacks against South East England, of which East Sussex bore much of the brunt.

I am a military aviation history researcher and writer and TV documentary consultant and in the run-up to that anniversary in three years time I am embarking upon an ambitious project to log and map all V1 incidents in Sussex and Kent.

This will be a compilation based upon official records, complemented by eye witness accounts.

I would particularly like to hear from anyone who had first hand experience, or who has photographs, paperwork or memorabilia – including souvenirs from Flying Bomb incidents.

In addition, anyone with knowledge of the few V2 rocket attacks is asked to get in touch.

Lastly, I do know that bits and pieces of V1s are still to be found scattered around the countryside – if one knows where to look.

Can anyone tell me where such relics are still to be found in the countryside – whether farmland, woodland, downland or gardens?

Please contact me at: 13 Stablefield Cottage Lane, Westfield, East Sussex TN35 4QW, or call 01424 753356 or 07710 154606, or at 1940history@gmail.com

ANDY SAUNDERS,

Aviation Historian,

Westfield