When someone declares war on Britain, they’re not just taking on a tiny island. Traditionally, when Britain has stood on a battlefield, her Commonwealth forces have stood up right beside her; some because they are obliged to be there, but others, in countries with no policy of conscription, out of loyalty to the United Kingdom and a joint history
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Did you know that the Paralympics came about through the efforts of one doctor to rehabilitate paraplegic WW2 veterans through sport?
COMMEMORATING THE 76TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – MAJOR ROBERT SMITH-BARRY THE MAN WHO TAUGHT THE AIR FORCES OF THE WORLD TO FLY.
Have you heard the name: Major Robert Smith-Barry? You probably would have if you were around during the First World War because long before the famous Red Bull slogan he gave people wings.
COMMEMORATING THE 76TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – R.A.F. SQUADRON CODES AND HOW THEY CAN HELP YOUR MILITARY GENEALOGY RESEARCH
How to identifying R.A.F. Squadrons and units from pictures
From the outset of the war Britain had been expecting a great German air assault on its soil. It was this fear that drove mothers to evacuate their children from the big cities, the blackout enforced, gas masks and Anderson shelters distributed.
July 10th 2016 mark the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Taking place in the skies above the UK was a vital aerial conflict of World War II, between the British and German air forces.
Many women from all nations achieved great things in the course of the war, and here are just a few of them
RAF Navigator Ken Dodwell tells us how he met his future wife, serving during the Second World War and how one high-risk bombing mission nearly tore them apart.
Christmas is a time to spend with family, but during the two World Wars a serviceman would be very lucky indeed to find himself at home for ‘the holidays’. Here’s a few stories to illustrate what Christmas was like in wartime.
If you thought the Catholic Women’s League was only interested in helping Catholics, think again. Bernie Townsend, Chairman of the Services Committee of the league, explains just why the charity received recognition from the British, French and Belgian governments in the First World War and was found in every theatre of war in the Second.
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