Risca WWII sailor honoured by 90th birthday naval visit

South Wales Argus: War veteran Cliff Davies will be turning 90 on February 4th.  He was recently presented by the crew of HMS Severn his war time medals in a framed mount.  Pictured is Cliff with his framed mount containing his medals, pictures and insignias. (3639023)

12:30pm Monday 27th January 2014

IT IS almost 70 years since Risca great-grandfather Cliff Davies fought in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, but his heroism has not been forgotten.

Pontypool veteran of Rorke's Drift remembered

South Wales Argus: COMMEMORATION: Private Jobbins’ great grandsons (from left) Alan Cook, Mansel Young and Terry Young at the grave

11:36am Monday 27th January 2014

DESCENDANTS of Rorke's Drift veteran Private John Jobbins gathered at the weekend to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the battle.

Newport ex-soldier turns 100

South Wales Argus: LONG SERVICE: Major Harold Morris, celebrating his 100th birthday

12:40pm Tuesday 12th June 2012

A NEWPORT man who won honours for his service in the Second World War celebrated his 100th birthday.

Memorial to Ebbw Vale war dead finally unveiled

South Wales Argus: Memorial to war dead finally unveiled

6:20pm Sunday 10th June 2012

THE people of Ebbw Vale turned out in force at the weekend to see the village's memorial to those who died serving their country be unveiled.

'Thirty years on I remember my fallen comrades every day' - Gwent Falklands vet

South Wales Argus: MEMORIES: Veteran Denzil Connick at the Crumlin War Memorial

10:30am Monday 2nd April 2012

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the landing of Argentine troops on the Falklands – but for Blackwood man Denzil Connick the memories of the conflict are still as clear as if it was yesterday. RUTH MANSFIELD reports.

Search on for families of lost Gwent airmen

South Wales Argus: THE EVE OF THE FATAL MISSION: Sergeant Eyre is third right. The man on the far right might be fellow Welshman Weaver

3:30pm Tuesday 18th October 2011

With killing efficiency the German fighter’s guns picked out the British bomber. Now the search is on for two Welsh airmen whose only grave is the North Sea. MIKE BUCKINGHAM reports

Usk ex-airman’s visit honours dead comrades

South Wales Argus: EMOTIONAL RETURN: John Davies Jones

11:10am Friday 12th November 2010

A FORMER airman on a Lancaster bomber who saw two of his crew killed when it was shot down in Germany 60 years ago returned to the country to honour his dead comrades.

Do you know faces from wartime snapshopt?

South Wales Argus: MEMORIES: The photo of Mary and her comrades

9:20am Saturday 23rd October 2010

FACES captured on film look out from the old photograph, among them a much younger version of the Newport woman who holds her prized memento.

Battlefield Memories

South Wales Argus: Fred Burton with his wife Beryl

3:00pm Sunday 29th August 2010

A NEWPORT war veteran set to return to the scene of one of the Second World War's bloodiest campaigns thanks to lottery funding.

Memorial plaque to Tubby Linton to be unveiled

10:50am Saturday 21st August 2010

A PLAQUE in memory a Newport war hero will be unveiled next week.

Argus story reunites POW camp veteran and work pal

South Wales Argus: CATCHING UP: George H Reynolds, left, with former comrade David Davies

10:50am Monday 26th July 2010

A NEWPORT veteran taken prisoner in the Second World War met up with a former work colleague he had not seen for 20 years after an article about his harrowing experiences was published in the Argus.

Newport sailor's valour recognised as medals arrive

South Wales Argus: HAUNTED: Erik Hansen says even 70 years after his death he is haunted by his father's image

3:30pm Tuesday 6th July 2010

FOR 70 years the ghost of a Newport seaman killed in the Battle of the Atlantic has haunted his son. Now Oscar Hansen's valour has been recognised but says Erik, Newport and the terrible year 1940 have unfinished business. Mike Buckingham reports.

Cwmbran veteran recalls secret wartime role with safecracker

South Wales Argus: MEMORIES: Dennis Whitcombe

12:30pm Friday 25th June 2010

THEY were tough and ruthless and one of their number was legendary safecracker 'Gentleman Johnny' Ramensky.

Airman recalls ‘cushy’ posting to Newport docks

South Wales Argus: SUPPLY POINT: Richard Maslen was part of the RAF's vital team at Newport docks

4:20pm Tuesday 4th May 2010

After more than 50 years a former RAF man throws light on a little-known aspect of Newport's post-war life - that there were air force people involved in the shipping business. Mike Buckingham reports.

Newport veteran gets war medal 65 years on

South Wales Argus: LONG WAIT: Ken Jones

10:30am Monday 29th March 2010

A NEWPORT pensioner has waited 65 years to receive his medal for service during the Second World War.

Newport gran relives munitions film memories

South Wales Argus: MEMORIES: Iris Watts

12:30pm Monday 1st February 2010

A NEWPORT woman who helped build weapons which powered Britain’s efforts in the Second World War features in a new BBC4 documentary.

Friends, family and comrades bid farewell to military man

South Wales Argus: GREAT LOSS: Major Sam Jones

8:30am Friday 22nd January 2010

MILITARY figures and those involved in Gwent's civic and charitable life are today saying farewell to Major Sam Jones who has died at the age of 82.

Reliving memory of the captive years

South Wales Argus: Ex-gunner George Reynolds

9:00am Thursday 29th October 2009

A NEWPORT veteran taken prisoner in Taiwan during the World War II will return to the country for a final visit after years building ties with the island that held him captive.

70 YEARS ON: Garndiffaith man's war memories will never fade

South Wales Argus: TREASURED: Con Harris with his naval uniform

1:40pm Friday 4th September 2009

First came the gunfire then the mass of men and equipment and then the bodies started to float by. Mike Buckingham spoke to Con Harris, the sailor who lived through D-Day.

'Pilgrims' visit site of Gwent soldiers' Great War victory

South Wales Argus: From left, Stuart Allen, Angus Evans, Pat Evans, Harold Evans and Steve Cocks at the Mametz Wood war memorial

3:30pm Friday 17th July 2009

In the bitter battle for Mametz Wood Gwent soldiers took on the cream of the German Army and triumphed.

Newport family unearth airman's D-day diary

South Wales Argus: DIARY: William Bidder

9:47am Tuesday 23rd June 2009

THE FAMILY of a Newport RAF serviceman has rediscovered the diary he kept whilst serving in Normandy during the Second World War.

Farewell to Blackwood naval hero

South Wales Argus: PERFECT MATCH: Mac and Peggy Dash

1:40pm Monday 22nd June 2009

The Royal Navy's thirst for action and the gentler arts of the creative soul came together in 'Mac' Dash who died last week. Mike Buckingham pays tribute to a dashing sailor and friend.

Friendly fire massacre revealed - 75 years on

South Wales Argus: SUNK: HMS Hussar

12:40pm Saturday 25th April 2009

IT was one of the deadliest secrets of the Second World War and even today, Gwent relatives of those who died do not know the complete story. Mike Buckingam reports.

Tributes paid to Gwent flying ace

South Wales Argus: DECORATED: John Horton during his time with the RAF

11:20am Saturday 21st March 2009

A FLYING ace who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism in the Second World War has died aged 87.

City fighter ace and optician dies

South Wales Argus: NEWPORT INSTITUTION : Robert Walter Cole

12:00pm Friday 7th November 2008

A respected Newport optician had a deadly eye for flying bombs and German jets. Mike Buckingham recalls the life of Mr Robert Cole who died last week.

Man's online memorial to war dead

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7:10am Friday 8th August 2008

NEWPORT'S war dead will never be forgotten thank to one man's efforts.

Tributes to distinguished colonel

South Wales Argus: Myrddin Jones OBE

9:21pm Thursday 26th June 2008

TRIBUTES are being paid to a distinguished former army colonel and deputy lieutenant of Gwent who died after a short illness.

Emotional visit to father's war memorial

South Wales Argus:

9:49pm Wednesday 30th April 2008

A GWENT man unveiled a memorial to his Second World War victim father.

Modest hero's courage

3:39pm Friday 7th March 2008

A GWENT soldier's courage under fire means he will receive one of the Army's highest honours - the Military Cross.

Lifetime on the land a joy for Eileen

4:33pm Wednesday 21st February 2007

Former land girl still holds farming close to heart

Newport pensioner's Greek honour

12:48pm Wednesday 16th August 2006

A NEWPORT Second World War veteran has been honoured by the Greek government for his service to the country.

Farewell to hero Jim

South Wales Argus: FAREWELL: The coffin of Jim Blackborow is carried into St Stephen's Church

10:37am Friday 23rd June 2006

JIM Blackborow was born with salt in his blood and relished the scent of battle, whether in the ring or against Britain's naval foes.






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