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He commanded the 10th Hussars from 1937 to 1940, and was Colonel of the Regiment from 1949 to 1952. After the Second World War he was head of the United Kingdom Liaison Mission to Japan, and Prime Minister’s personal representative. Between 1951 and 1968 he was Governor of Western Australia and then [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Feb 17th 2015

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 16th 2015

The Daimler “Dingo”, introduced in 1939, was used by both 10th and 11th Hussars. It was one of the best reconnaissance vehicles and remained in service long after the war.
The Dingo had 5 forward gears and 5 reverse gears for a fast withdrawal. It was armed with a .303 Bren light machine gun and had [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 13th 2015

Rather him than me…

16 Comments CherryPie on Feb 12th 2015

Hidden away near to the medieval Kingsgate in Winchester a Victorian post box is mounted in a window. The post box complete with its original enameled sign is still used for regular collections of mail today.

NOTICE. LETTERS WHICH CONTAIN COIN IF POSTED AS ORDINARY LETTERS WILL BE CHARGED ON DELIVERY WITH A SPECIAL REGISTRATION FEE [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Feb 11th 2015

In a dry dock behind HMS Victory is the new Mary Rose museum.  The building was purpose built to house the remains the flagship of King Henry VIII which capsized and sank in the Solent in 1545. The museum is very well done; the remains of the Mary Rose are on its starboard side and [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 10th 2015

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.
John F. Kennedy

20 Comments CherryPie on Feb 8th 2015

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