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RORKE’ SD RIFTMEDALH OLDSONT ODEFYE STIMATE

IMAGE: NOONANS A campaign medal awarded to a British veteran...

The great gamble

Operation Avalanche, the opening gambit of the Italian campaign,...

The Battle of Magersfontein

Victory and Defeat on the South African Veld, 10-12 December...

R AF Museum hailed as TripAdvisor ‘top gun’

RAF MUSEUM The RAF Museum has announced that it has been recognised...

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Paying our respects

Thank you for the article The Looting of Force ‘Z’ by Andy...

From Tobruk to the tryline

In spring 1944, POWs interned in Stalag IV-B were gripped by...

HERO of the MONTH

Lord Ashcroft

Lieutenant-Commander John Bridge GC, GM & Bar ABOVE:...

Lord Ashcroft

Last known Royal Navy Dunkirk veteran dies

Dunkirk veteran Lawrence Churcher in 2019, he is thought to have...

The forgotten member of ‘The Few’

Sir Keith Park, the ‘Defender of London’, has been formally...

BRITAIN'S OTHER' HEAVY

HANDLEY PAGE HALIFAX BY NUMBERSThe Halifax proved a rugged and...

Flawed Commanders and Strategy

In the Battles for Italy, 1943-45 Britain at War...

Spies like us

The Imperial War Museum London delves into the world of espionage...

RAFTIMEPIECEC LOCKSAT TENTION

IMAGE: MCTEARS One of the most recognisable objects in aviation...

IMAGE of WAR

Stocks Green shootdown Stocks Green, Hildenborough, Kent, September...

The Commonwealth’s right arm

The ubiquitous L1A1 SLR was the favoured weapon of many riflemen...

Britain at War October 2023

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Venturer gets first crew

A Junior Rating’s cap with HMS Venturer cap tally, ahead of...

Despatches

A unique Boer War honour for a Ladysmith nurse, a VC with a difference...

The Milling Life Guard

Christopher Joll

JOHN SHAW’S SKULL It’s said that boxerturned-hero John Shaw...

Christopher Joll

Forgotten Heroes of the B attle of Britain

Dilip Sarkar MBE

Author: Dilip Sarkar MBE Publisher: Pen & Sword/ Air World (pen-and-sword....

Dilip Sarkar MBE

Royal Navy restores memorial to forgotten massacre

Sailors from HMS Tamar came ashore to refurbish a memorial dedicated...

IMAGE of WAR

Britain’s big gun compromise Somewhere in the Bay of Biscay,...

THE NUMBERS GAME

BLETCHLEY PARK BY NUMBERS Although secrecy over the workings...

FANGED FIGHTER

WEAPONS OF WAR Eighty years after its first flight, Chris Gibson...

Wildcat sharpens claws on new target

Martlet furnishes Royal Navy ships and Wildcat helicopters with...

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Free database unlocks MGC history

Researchers have a new resource to scour courtesy of the Vickers...

THE LOOTING OF FORCE ‘Z’

The plundering of British warship wrecks and the maritime graves...

Me 262: Hitler’s Jet Plane

Mano Ziegler (translated Geoffrey Brooks)

BOOK OF THE MONTH Originally published in German in...

Mano Ziegler (translated Geoffrey Brooks)

Military History with Pete and Gary

No.18 Major-General Charles Townshend was notorious for his command...

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New home promised for King’s ship

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has announced it will welcome...