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Hughenden Manor: Winning the War in the Icehouse

Who was the man getting the surprise ice-water bath above, and what did he have to do with victory in World War II? One day in 2004, a National Trust guide at Hughenden Manor overheard an intriguing conversation. 747 more words

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Saving Face

The topic for my writing group is to do some research and base a poem or piece of writing on it. Here is a short story of mine and a summary of the research at the end. 1,030 more words

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Getting Back on the Horse

They (whoever “they” are) say you should always get back on the horse that threw you, so as to stymie any potential budding hippophobia. On the same principle, pilots who were shot down during the Battle of Britain were (if still in working order) sent back up at the next opportunity, presumably to forestall any phobia of heavily-armed homicidal airborne Nazis (a reasonable fear, under the circumstances, but one which for some reason does not appear to have an official name). 232 more words

Deborah Makarios

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Going through the back catalogue over the weekend I picked out a couple of images I rather like. Now heavily cropped,  the originals were me trying to catch a 300+mph flypast. 26 more words


"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."- Winston Churchill

Restored RAF Spitfire P9374; One of only two Mk.1 Spitfires still able to fly today, sold for a record amount at Christie’s auctions. The gavel fell at £3,106,500 (US $4,784,010) 180 more words


Hendon Battle of Britain Hall 30th January 2016

This month has seen the start of a long-term project at the London branch of the Royal Air Force museum. Plans are in place to change things around at the site, one change will see the Battle of Britain aircraft moved to different parts of the museum. 238 more words

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