Ian Tandy has not received any gifts yet
The team from Spirit of Remembrance spent the day with the crowds in Trafalgar Square, meeting and greeting hundreds of the many thousands of visitors to this fantastic event.
Nikki, Graeme, Bob and myself were privileged to meet and talk to some tremendously interesting people, many with fascinating stories of their family histories in relation to their ancestors’ military service.
The weather was kind to us, the visitors – whether Brits, ex-pats or even people on vacation in…Continue
30 years and many tears on.
Where did that time go ?
In 1982 I was too young to be a soldier but myself and my father (an ex-RAF NCO Meteorologist) followed the battle to re-take the Falkland Islands avidly with each evening news bulletin.
My father had even nipped down to the Admiralty charts office to purchase the same two charts that each British warship should have been equipped with for East and West Falkland and between us, we mapped the progress of British forces…Continue
It will shortly be the 95th anniversary on 7 June of the commencement of the Battle of Messines when the British Second Army launched an offensive near the village of Mesen (Messines) in West Flanders, Belgium. The target of the offensive was a ridge running north from Messines village past Wytschaete village which created a natural stronghold southeast of Ypres. This was the site of the largest mining attack in the history of warfare.
A year before, at Givenchy-les-la-Bassée, Sapper…Continue
The term ‘Battle of the Bulge’ conjures up childhood memories of the film of the same name, with the likes of Hollywood stars such as Fonda, Shaw, Savalas, Ryan, Dana Andrews and Bronson, plus the use of inaccurate US Tanks, weapons and other extravagant use of artistic licence.
The rightly recognised determined and successful defence of the town of Bastogne by the US 101st Airborne Division and Combat Command B of the 10th Armoured Division is worth commemoration.
What is far…Continue