Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The Americans at Brookwood

Having spent an afternoon at Brookwood Military Cemetery the other weekend, the first time I’d been there in a good few years, it won’t surprise you to hear that one of the projects on which I am currently working (alongside … Continue reading

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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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L48

Having just returned from a few days r ‘n’ r in pastures old (Essex) and new (Suffolk) – for those of you who read the Back in Blighty posts, new categories for both counties will be appearing in due course … Continue reading

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Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden – Inaugural Commemoration Service 16th July 2017

Last Sunday I was an invited guest at the Inaugural Commemoration Service of the Muslim Burial Ground Peace Garden on Horsell Common, Woking, and there follows a photographic record of the afternoon.

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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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Happy Christmas One & All

I delved into the collection to bring you this Christmas card from exactly one hundred years ago (censored, you will note), featuring a painting of a place we visited on our trip to the Somme earlier in the year, Delville … Continue reading

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