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How to train your 2nd cornets

As a busy summer of marching looms again, a fresh set of marches have found their way into the repertoire. This one, ‘Great Big David’, has a predictably Welsh theme to it, and features the tune ‘David of the White Rock’ in the trio section. 388 more words


"Someone is thinking of you"

As some might gather from my previous blog my father died in February after a short illness. He was 93. Some might say it was a good age, and indeed it is, but it’s still a shock when it happens. 959 more words

Friday 12 February 1915 - We Lost 109

Thirty-four British naval aeroplanes attack Ostend, Zeebrugge and other points in Belgium.

The Welsh Guards regiment is first formed.

Today’s highlighted casualty is

 Ordinary Seaman Ernest Strike (Royal Naval Division) dies of illness at home at age 19. 15 more words

Royal Naval Division

Guarding his childhood

His Mam and I are in the middle of a debate.

One one side there’s the unpleasant fantasy: the unrestrained, unexplained violence that comes with the playground’s Superhero obsession, which is both deeply unhealthy and entirely inappropriate for little kids. 349 more words


Evan Morgan and the First World War

Earlier this year I was invited to give a talk to the Friends of Tredegar House and decided to look at the Tredegar Estate during the First World War. 867 more words

Tredegar House

Don't forget to talk to people

Today’s post is a simple tip… don’t forget to talk to people! 150 more words


Men of Arnhem: Guy Blacklidge and David Emery

We remember today, and every time we pass the houses they called ‘home’, Guy Lechmere Blacklidge and David Francis Emery.  Both men died on 23 September 1944 during the Battle of Arnhem.  650 more words