Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Per Ardua Ad Astra

On 31st August 1917, a young pilot on a training run met his death when his Martinsyde G100 Elephant scout caught fire and broke up in the air before crashing near Hanworth, south west London.

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Heligan – The Thunderbox Room

Welcome to ‘The Thunderbox Room’, one of the more unusual war memorials I have stumbled across (but fortunately not into) on my travels.

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A Few Days in Flanders, January 2017

So, Back in Blighty already.  I tell you, these trips to Flanders just fly by.

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Science Museum, London – Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care Exhibition 2016

Tagged and blanketed. British and German wounded await evacuation.

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“In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow…”

Do you remember (how could you forget?) the poppy display at the Tower of London back in 2014?  I have finally put the two that I own on display, so I thought I’d show you.  But there is another reason … Continue reading

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The Glorious Dead

A recent comment on a post I published back in January about young Valentine Joe Strudwick piqued my interest; all your comments are interesting, of course they are, but you’ll see why I mention this one in particular.

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The Military Service Act 1916 – One Hundred Years On

You might not know this, but exactly 100 years ago today, on the 27th January 1916, the British Government passed the Military Service Act, which made all single men between the ages of eighteen and forty one liable to be … Continue reading

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