After many years with the Argus, MARTIN WADE is moving on to pastures new and this will be his last Long View. Here he takes a look back at some of the tales of Gwent history he has told. IT’S been a pleasure and privilege to hear the untold stories of Newport and Gwent’s history and re-tell them to a new audience. It began on May 8th - a portentous date in Newport history.
AS Wales prepares to face the mighty All Blacks this weekend, MARTIN WADE recalls the last time New Zealand were beaten by the Welsh and the connection between Gwent, the RAF and that famous victory. The figure is lean and purposeful. The face set with iron determination. The ball tucked firmly under his right arm, his left powering him forward. The statue of Ken Jones in his home town of Blaenavon captures the sense of this athlete supreme.
NUMBER 614 Squadron was founded in 1937 at what was then RAF Pengam Moors in the Tremorfa area at the eastern fringe of Cardiff. Its full name is Number 614 (County of Glamorgan) Squadron and despite being badged as the squadron of that county, from formation the unit belonged to all of South Wales and recruited across Monmouthshire. Much as the support of Glamorgan Cricket Club extends beyond the borders of that historical county, so 614 Squadron’s heritage is wider than its name suggests.
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