I have spent much of my spare time this Christmas period working on the next wave of infographics for ‘The Great War 100′ project I am working on. In particular I have been working on a number of Victoria Cross infographics, some of which will appear as an app update in a few weeks time… [...]
I write this particular blog post from a hotel room somewhere in central Stockholm. It has been a long but memorable day… I have been hosting a number of business partners at the Imperial War Museum. To be honest the whole event was a bit of an indulgence to my own taste, it could have [...]
The joint first Victoria Cross awarded in World War One has recently gone up for auction and fetched a cool £276,000. The VC was awarded to Private Sidney Godley, the son of a painter and decorator, who served in the 4th Btn. The Royal Fusiliers.
The blog post I did a while back: 9 Little Known Facts of WW1 has been very popular, so I thought I would add a few more bite sized nuggets…so here we go: Little Known WW1 facts, Chapter 2… When the British mines laid under the Messines Ridge near Ypres were exploded on 7th June [...]
Today, April 1st, sees the anniversary of the birth of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The RAF came about from the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service and announced in the London Gazette on April 2nd 1918. “All Officers serving with the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying [...]
The double Victoria Cross awarded to Captain Noel Chavasse during WW1 has been sold privately to Lord Ashcroft for a reported £1.5million. The VC and Bar was sold by St. Peter’s College, Oxford which was founded in 1929 by Captain Chavasse’s father, the Reverend Francis Chavasse, and had been gifted the medals decades before by [...]
Today I was at the ‘Find Your Roots’ family history fair in Exeter. The show was bustling with people itching to discover more about their family history, for me it was a particularly busy day as a large number of the visitors seemed to make a bee-line for my stand to discuss their military ancestors. [...]