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Day out with Dad

It has been far too long since I took Dad out, apart from weekly shopping trips and hospital appointments. So it was a day for the two of us and we went to visit a glorious lady – the only flying Vulcan bomber in the UK and – I’m not quite sure about this – I’m pretty sure that she is the only Vulcan bomber still flying anywhere. 437 more words


Well this is part two about my great grandfather Reginald Kirlew.

Now I think I did a post about him recently but this is where my short term memory issues play up and they are right now. 573 more words

Winter season Lancaster Bomber maintenance at CWHM

The Lancaster Bomber’s tour is over, annual inspection and maintenance season is well underway at the museum,
The volunteers and engineers are working hard at preparing the aircraft for the next seasons flying. 76 more words


Salford Remembrance Day ceremony

SUMMARY: This is a photo journal of the Salford 2014 Remembrance Day ceremony, taking place at Agecroft Crematorium.

PLATFORM: Quays News

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Yes we Canberra

Despite being the national capital and purposefully placed between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is a city that not many backpackers visit. One reason for this is that not all venture further south than Sydney anyway, but also because there isn’t as much to do there. 532 more words

World War II

Il Silenzio

Watching the televised Remembrance Day commemorations in the UK this past month reminded me of my dad and his part in the downfall of Adolf Hitler. 1,173 more words

Remembrance Day – Flight Lieutenant Charles Grisdale RAF – Apocalypse, Stalag 1 and the Russians

‘Es war ein Ereignis geradezu apokalyptische‘n Ausmaßes, das Kassel im Zweiten Weltkrieg heimsuchte: das Flächenbombardement vom 22. Oktober 1943.’

‘It was an event of almost apocalyptic proportion that visited Kasssel in the Second World War: the carpet bombing of 22 October 1943.’ 3,038 more words