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25 February 1918 – “Not exceeding 1000”

Today the Air Force Estimates received their second reading in the House of Commons, as follows:

“Motion made, and Question proposed, “That a number of Air Forces, not exceeding 1,000, all ranks, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland at Home and Abroad during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1919.” 306 more words


21 February 1918 - £1000

In the first major debate on the Air Services since the Passage of the Air Force Act in December 1917, the House of Commons discussed the Air Force Estimates for the coming year. 241 more words



My congratulations to Pubmeister, who has made his trips (nearly) completing the London branch of the GBG sound quite interesting.  I don’t have the same skill set as Duncan, particularly when it comes to outer North London ( 351 more words

Confident Caley Close In On Play-Off Spots With Falkirk Victory

Inverness continued their good run of form with a confident victory over Falkirk at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The visitors came into the match on the back of a thumping 6-1 victory against second-top Dundee United on Saturday while the Highlanders went down 1-0 to league leaders St Mirren in Paisley. 858 more words


England Fans Sing '10 German Bombers' Ahead of Armistice Day Match Against Germany. Credit - YouTube/VINTAGE TERRACE via Storyful

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Armistice Day

Kenney and Jean drop gloves in UCP leadership race over caucus budget deficit

Jason Kenney took the gloves off in the United Conservative Party leadership race Wednesday, blasting rival Brian Jean over the UCP caucus’ budget shortfall.

But Jean fired back, saying there was no deficit and accusing Kenney of “negative mudslinging and innuendo.” 726 more words


Cohen: How an Ontario village raised money to honour Lester B. Pearson

KAGAWONG, Ont. – On Manitoulin Island, where the legacy of Lester Bowles Pearson shines nearly a half-century after he was its member of Parliament, they have found a touching way to honour him in a way the government of Canada has not. 651 more words