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In Memory of Pilot Officer M.A. King, 249 Squadron

Jim Nicolson writes:

I came across these photos recently of Pilot Officer M.A. King. As you know, he was one of the two pilots that flew with my uncle James Brindley Nicolson on 16th August, 1940. 295 more words

Battle Of Britain

A Bear's Tale

Mumps is the oldest bear that I have. His fur has almost gone, his arms and legs need attention. It’s not that he’s been badly treated. 242 more words


Robert Stanford-Tuck DFC, DFC*, DFC**, Ace with 29.00 victories Died this Day 5th May 1987

Robert Stanford-Tuck DFC, DFC*, DFC**, a pilot from UK, with 29.00 victories, who flew Spitfire, Hurricane with No.92 Sqn RAF, No.257 Sqn RAF, No.65 Sqn RAF and who signed some of our artwork, died on this day 5TH May 1987… 212 more words

DVD Review: The Sound Barrier

Title:                         The Sound Barrier

Certificate:               U

Director:                   David Lean

Major Players:         Ralph Richardson, Nigel Patrick, Ann Todd

Out Of Five:             Four

I’m loving the trend for re-mastering and re-issuing older films: it’s a chance to enjoy them all over again and introduce them to a whole new audience.  867 more words


Polish Shop Signs

There have been a few Polish shops popping up in Hereford in recent years. Apart from the unfamiliar products and packaging, the most notable thing about them to my mind is their penchant for cute signs. 304 more words


London's flying past

One seldom thinks of central London as a focal point for aviation. There’s London City Airport, plus the interminable political blathering about where the next major runway should be built to service the city and, for schoolchildren, an occasional visit to the Royal Air Force Museum, Science Museum or Imperial War Museum. 1,898 more words

Aviation: 1939 - 1945