The last surviving Dambuster pilot has died, aged 96.
Posts Tagged: Second World War
I am delighted that this group will soon be on public display so that thousands of people will learn of her gallantry.
Rather than wrapping veterans and their families up in red tape, the Government should award the medal swiftly.
Interview: Ken Clarke – “The Greeks have made it impossible, unless they come up with some brilliant solution, to stay in the Euro.”
“The Cameroons” are wrong to view Tony Blair as “the Master”. It was “a pity” to move Michael Gove, and the EU referendum will not heal Tory divisions on Europe.
Labour-run Leicester banned Israeli-manufactured products. The Tower Hamlets Mayor tried to create his own municipal foreign policy by flying the Palestinian flag.
We have a moral obligation to stand up to those who use it for their own ends. The “special relationship” should mean that we can be frank with America.
The distinctive characteristic of these new Pink Zones is that they will be designed to work from the bottom up – not the top down
Our friends fear attack by Russia – we must state clearly that the NATO guarantee of mutual defence still stands.
Were it not for our differences over the EU, the country whose team won the World Cup yesterday could be our closest allies in Europe.
Our politicians have left a rhetorical vacuum into which nationalist politicians – Salmond and Farage – have moved.
“This is probably about the exact spot where my father came ashore, somewhere around 7.25am on 6th June 1944.”
Peter Batey: The life and times of Sir Edward Heath – whose former house has opened again to the public
Arundells, a beautiful early Georgian house nestling beneath the famous spire of Salisbury Cathedral, is open for guided tours.
Indeed, its stagnant centralism and bureaucracy is more likely to inflame extremism and violence than prevent them.
This past weekend was Remembrance Sunday. But it was also the 75th anniversary of the night of organised violence which saw 30,000 Jews sent to concentration camps.
John Moseley also had a treat for me in the form of two poems written by Philip A. Nicholson, a fellow British airman but also a little-known war poet.