French In York Festival

Another film up for 2012 London Awards

by Ian Reed November 26, 2011

Following the successful nomination of “Flightpaths” at last year’s IWM London Film Festival  it has just been announced that “De lourds souvenirs” (Heavy Memories) by Genevieve Monneris and her son Thomas Lesgoirres has been chosen for the 2012 Festival.  The film is about Genevieve’s father, Col. Andre Guedez (91), who was present at this year’s French in York [...]

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Deux charmants films sur les escadrilles de bombardement lourd basées à Elvington

by Ian Reed November 9, 2011

Deux charmants films sur les escadrilles de bombardement lourd basées à Elvington   Par l’administration le 30 mars 2011 Deux films courts fortement évocateurs ont été réalisés par Yohan Zerdoun. Ils relatent des deux escadrilles françaises de bombardement lourd de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, sur la base de la Royal Air Force à Elvington. Ces [...]

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Les Français à York du 17 au 23 octobre

by Ian Reed November 9, 2011

Les Français à York du 17 au 23 octobre Par Ian Reed, le 2 novembre 2011 A 10h30, le 20 octobre 2011 l’inauguration du monument de l’Armée de l’Air Française, aura lieu au York Minster – 66éme anniversaire du retour en France des deux escadrilles françaises 346 Guyenne et 347 Tunisie. Plus de 2500 visiteurs [...]

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Petit France (Nom d’Elvington pendant la guerre)

by Ian Reed November 9, 2011

  Par Ian Reed le 13 janvier 2011 Pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, les seules escadrilles françaises de bombardement lourd étaient stationnées à Elvington, York. Plus de 2000 aviateurs français des escadrilles 346 Guyenne et 347 Tunisie vécurent au alentour et dans la ville. Plus de 50 % des jeunes équipages britanniques et alliés du [...]

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French In York Week 17th – 23rd October

by Ian Reed November 2, 2011

At 10:30am on 20th October this year, the inauguration of the French Air Force Memorial took place in York Minster – the 66th anniversary of the French heavy bomber squadrons leaving Elvington to return to liberated France. Over 2500 visitors of all nationalities attended the Minster from Britain, France and other nations including veterans, servicemen and women [...]

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Remembrance Ceremonies – 13th November 2011

by Ian Reed October 31, 2011

Sunday 13th November 2011. This year’s Remembrance Ceremonies will take place at the French Air Force Memorial in York Road, Elvington at 11:oo followed by the Allied Air Forces Memorial ceremony at 12:30 at the Yorkshire Air Museum.  The well supported ceremony at the French Memorial, Elvington Village, will feature the colourful Parade of Scouts, [...]

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The French in York 17 – 23 October 2011 Schedule

by admin October 3, 2011

Detailed below is the final schedule for the commemoration week of 17-23 October. You can download and print a PDF version of the timetable here 19th October (Wednesday) De Lourds Souvenirs York St John Business School – 09:30 Lord Mayors Walk, York Alliance Française, NYBEP French Language Event for schools, colleges and French speakers. Veterans [...]

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Accomodation for French In York Festival

by admin July 5, 2011

The Inauguration of the French Air Force Memorial in York Minster on October 20th 2011 is growing into a week long series of events across the City of York. With exhibitions, displays, lectures, presentations and even a film premier the City of York has opened the doors to a whole range of Anglo / French [...]

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