This weekend, 3rd and 4th of June, Homefront to Battlefront will be displaying for the first time this year at the Torbay Air Show on Paignton Green. We will be concentrating on portraying the men and women who fought for and helped the 14th Army in Burma, from late 1943 to the end of the war in 1945.
The British Fourteenth Army was a multinational force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II. Many of its units were from the Indian Army as well as British units and there were also significant contributions from West and East African divisions within the British Army.
It was often referred to as the “Forgotten Army” because its operations in the Burma Campaign were overlooked by the contemporary press, and remained more obscure than those of the corresponding formations in Europe for long after the war.
For most of the Army’s existence, it was commanded by Lieutenant-General William Slim.
If you are attending the Torbay Air Show, please come and find us and say hello.