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More Features (from recent editions)
MOGADISHU RECALLED
The National Archives have recently released all the citations relating to awards in the New Year and Queen’s Birthday Honours lists from 1935 to 1990.  Contained in the WO-373 series files, they can be downloaded for free in digitised format and reveal a treasury of fascinating facts about the achievements of members of the Household Division. Read more ...
BEAUTY IN ADVERSITY: THE ARTWORK OF TWO WARTIME HUTS
Around 75 years ago, at opposite ends of Britain, two artists were hard at work brightening up their austere wartime surroundings, one in the name of comfort, the other in the name of the Lord.  Rex Whistler’s officers’ mess portraits and murals on Salisbury Plain are among his lesser known works, largely because so little evidence remains today; and Domenico Chiocchetti’s Italian Chapel on the Orcadian island of Lamb Holm is one of the UK’s (and Italy’s) hidden artistic gems, largely because it is so far away. Read more ...
BURNABY’S DEADLY WEAPON
In the entire history of British gun-making there has only been one shotgun at the centre of a major parliamentary row. The gun in question, now in the collection of the Household Cavalry Museum thanks to the generosity of Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Anthony Potter, a lineal descendant of its original owner, was made by E Paton of Perth, London & Inverness, Gunsmiths to HRH The Late Prince Consort. It has the redolent serial number,1815, and an engraved silver plate on the stock stating that the gun is the property of Commander Crawford Caffin RN. Read more ...
THE FLAG
Sometime around Remembrance Day 2013 I started reading all I could find about the Unknown Warrior. Although I wasn’t looking for a new writing project at the time, for some inexplicable reason, like a moth to a flame, I was drawn to this fascinating story. What tipped me over the edge, convincing me that I should write a book, was a short video I found on YouTube that appeared on the BBC’s The One Show. Read more ...
MEMORIALS FOR A KING AND A COUNTRY
Fr Ulick Loring, Parish Priest, Church of St James, Twickenham, has been inspired to commission two beautiful stained-glass memorial windows, one of which is dedicated to the Portuguese fallen of the First World War and the other dedicated to the last King of Portugal, Dom Manuel II, in recognition of his humanitarian work in the care of the wounded. The unveiling of both these War Memorial Windows will be on Monday 9th April 2018, the Centenary Anniversary of the Battle of the Lys, and Remembrance Day in Portugal. Read more ...

AUTUMN 2017
AN INTERVIEW WITH MAJOR THE LORD WESTBURY MBE COUNTER POACHING - WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
ESMOND - THE LOST IDOL THE ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION MEMORIAL 
AND THE HOOD BATTALION
THE BOXER, THE ARTIST AND THE AUTHOR HENRY WADE 
SIR HENRY LANCELOT AUBREY-FLETCHER Bt
LATE GRENADIER GUARDS
A SHORT LITERARY APPRECIATION
SUMMER 2017
AN INTERVIEW WITH THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR HUGH ROBERTSON KCMG DL COLDSTREAMERS AT SALERNO
THE GREAT SILENCE A TALE OF TWO REGIMENTS
DOES EUROPE STARVE? THE ENIGMA OF KIDSON
WINTER 2017
COLDSTREAMER À LA LEGION THE LIBERATION OF PARIS, 25TH - 26TH AUGUST 1944
MARENGO'S HOOVES  THE CAPTURE OF GAUCHE WOOD
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY ADDRESS
GUARDS’ CHAPEL, 13TH NOVEMBER 2016
   
 
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