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May 252021
 

We are pleased to have received a new contribution from Steve Rogers containing some of his father’s memories of his near miss at Bawns factory in Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow on 19 February 1945.

 Posted by at 12:28 pm
Oct 122020
 

You may be interested to know that a memorial plaque is to be unveiled on 5 November 2020 to commemorate the victims and injured of the first V2 rocket to explode in Islington, north London.

Due to distancing and Covid restrictions the ceremony will be online and feature film of the unveiling a few hours earlier. Places to view the unveiling and presentation can be booked at
Eventbrite (search for V2 Rocket or copy and paste link):
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/memorial-plaque-to-the-victims-of-the-v2-rocket-attack-at-archway-nov1944-tickets-124522501153?aff=erelexpmlt

An accompanying blog article \’Hitler\’s Guy Fawkes Day Surprise\’ is also available at:
https://friendsofim.com/2020/10/12/hitlers-guy-fawkes-day-surprise-the-archway-v2-rocket-attack-1944/

Many thanks and kind regards,

Mark Aston
Islington Museum

 Posted by at 2:52 pm
Jan 202020
 

We have now included a filterable list of all the recorded V2 incidents here.

You can quickly filter the list by adding either a place name or perhaps a date (format dd-mm-yyyy) to obtain a list of incidents matching your criteria.

 Posted by at 12:40 pm
Jan 012019
 

We are happy to include a new section of articles submitted by visitors to our site. In most cases they are descriptions of individual events described by survivors and or witnesses to the actual event.

To every contributor we send our sincere thanks and eternal gratitude.

 Posted by at 3:53 pm
Nov 152012
 

We have now completed the plots for all V2 incidents. We offer a map for each of the months of the campaign (September 1944 to March 1945) and a combined map that includes all incidents. Once again we stress that the locations of the strikes are a conversion of the war time map references and unless we have missed transcribed the original map reference and/or made an error in completing the conversion form on FieldenMaps.info or used the wrong co-ordinates from the conversion, then we can not amend any plot. We do not doubt that at least some of the map references quoted in the original documents may be wrong and we welcome your comments on any errors contained in the original records.

The maps can be found here:

 Posted by at 12:05 pm