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"Three years ago I went to England with my grandfather for an air force reunion. It was great! The best part of the trip was when we journeyed to "Old Buck," the air base [home of the 453rd Bomb Group] my grandfather flew out of. We met people who lived in Buckenham. It was amazing; they worshipped my grandfather and his friends. They were crying and hugging us as we left. I learned the importance of the Allies and how my grandfather made a difference."


- Aimee K. Stokes

13 years old




Our Shared Heritage in London & East Anglia


September 7 – 17, 2019



  • Stroll the London streets familiar to Ed Murrow, Averill Harriman and John Winant –– Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour.

  • Make yourself comfortable in the cozy, Stafford Hotel –– luxurious and discreet in the heart of St. James.

  • Take a seat in the wartime chairs around the same table where Winston Churchill met with his cabinet ministers from 1940-1945.

  • Stand in awe at the American memorial in the magnificent splendor of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

  • Dine privately, accompanied by a Member of Parliament, in sprawling wonder of Westminster Palace, where the Houses of Commons and Lords meet.

  • In East Anglia, transpose yourself in time to enjoy the beauty and ancient history of the countryside, rich in picturesque villages, abbeys and parish churches from the medieval and Tudor eras.

  • Wander through Norwich Cathedral, begun in 1096 with stone from Caen, large in scale and detailed in execution, signifying the power and permanence of Norman invaders.  

  • Walk the runways of airfields of the "Mighty Eighth" (the U.S. 8th Air Force, 1942-1945) and feel the presence of the young Americans who flew from here, never to return. Oftentimes in a dense fog, you can almost hear the roar of their Flying Fortress engines.




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