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Wellesbourne Airfield
Wellesbourne Airfield

Presented by former Stratford College student, the Reverend Richard Coles, who was keyboard player in the 1980’s band The Communards, it told the story of Rev Vann’s rise through the ranks of the Sherwood Foresters.

He received the Military Cross and Victoria Cross.

He was killed on October 1918 by a German sniper as he prepared to lead another attack. Jon told the Herald: “It’s a great honour to have one’s work recognised at a national level by such a world class institution as the BBC.

“The Gillard Awards recognise the very best in terms of the breadth, depth and quality of the BBC’s local radio output, output which, despite the well-known and popular flagship TV and radio shows, remains the bedrock of the corporation.”

Jon is currently planning several projects to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July and will be researching locations in France with his co-writer/producer Graham McKechnie later this month.



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