Category: Veterans

Remembering the past, helping with the future

A Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

Remembrance Day this year will mark 100 years since the end of the Great War. Such a significant milestone should be appreciated, and tributes should be made across the country to pay our respects. Without their sacrifice, we wouldn’t be who we are today. Here are some of the best ways to pay tribute to […]

10th October 2018 0

Veterans – History in the Making 15

The Royal Air Force On 1st April 2018 the Royal Air Force (RAF) celebrates its 100th anniversary since it came into being as part of the British military system.  Formed from an amalgamation of the pre-existing Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), all military flight operations came under one service […]

21st April 2018 0

Veterans – History in the Making 14

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom On 13th May 1935 a 1000cc Borough Superior motorcycle whilst being ridden at speed along a back road near Bovington Camp in Dorset had an altercation with two school boys on bicycles that had been out looking for birds eggs.  One was knocked off his bike during the collision but […]

21st April 2018 0

Veterans – History in the Making 13

Operation Michael – The Last German Offensive On 21st March 1918 Operation Michael, a major German military offensive started from the securely held Hindenburg Line.  It would prove to be the final offensive that the German forces undertook and was a major turning point in the First World War. The Operation was designed to break […]

24th February 2018 0

Veterans – History in the Making …6

Special Order No. 6 A cold biting wind swept across the parade square at Bovington in late November as the Royal Tank Regiment stood to attention on a Regimental Parade. Dressed in their familiar black tank suits and belts their black berets bore the distinctive silver RTR cap badge. A lone trooper, the youngest in […]

17th October 2017 0

Veterans – Over Before Christmas – September 1944

Talking of sayings, of all the famous lines from films starring Michael Caine, my favourite isn’t his most famous, the one about doors being blown off, nor even any mention of Zulus.  The line I am referring to was when he portrayed the role of Lt Col Joe Vandelour, 3rd Bn Irish Guards in the […]

1st September 2017 0

Veterans – History in The Making … 5

These last few months have been very prominent in terms of historical events involving the military. And it is right to commemorate our fallen colleagues and veterans at all times. The end of last month marked one of the greatest battles in the history of war with the 100th anniversary of the start of the […]

1st September 2017 0

The Science of Warfare … Part 2

Just about now, divers from the British Diving Association are deep in the waters of Loch Striven recovering two things that have been seen since the second World War. Loch Striven is a sea loch extending off the Firth of Clyde and forms part of the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute on the West […]

24th July 2017 0

The Science of Warfare … Part 1

The Science of Warfare (and what our relatives experienced in the name of science) Science covers mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology so whatever we do in life, science has some part to play.  But science also has a very dark side.  The first guns and rounds for weapons were developed using science as was indeed […]

24th July 2017 0

Good and Evil – Hand in Hand

I finished watching the series ‘Genius’ last night.  The programme starred Johnny Flynn, brother of the older Jerome from Solider Soldier fame, and Geoffrey Rush.  Both actors played the role of Albert Einstein at different times in his life and portrayed from his early years trying to get into University right through to his death […]

24th July 2017 0