Marking Victory in Europe - May 1945. Jeff Pelletier, one of the Black Thursday pilots (centre). Courtesy of Mandy Lyell.


We are currently in the process of officially registering as a charity after 16 years of this website being run privately. This is to ensure the future of the material which we have amassed and which so many kind people have donated freely.

We are registering as a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), which means that annual accounts will be sent to the Charity Commission at the end of each financial year. Barring complications, the registration process should be completed by the end of November 2017.

As we have submitted an official application to the Charity Commission, and already have a governing document and trustees, it is legally permissible to raise funds prior to the official confirmation of a registration number. If you have any questions about our charitable status, please CONTACT us.