Archive for the tag 'Defence Matters'

Wave opened at Lincoln Castle on Thursday 26 May, specially presented by 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of the First World War.
A sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, the sculpture is from the extraordinary installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 2nd 2016

On my recent journey to Glansevern Hall Gardens I noticed a monument on the top of hill, it was neatly framed by trees that reminded me of soldiers marching. Whilst walking around the garden I spotted the hill and the monument again and was able to zoom in close with my camera.

The County War Memorial [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jun 7th 2016

Seen on a wall next to the Soldier’s of Gloucestershire Museum.

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 25th 2016

The weather was perfect for a visit to Cosford to watch Vulcan XH558 on one of its farewell flights. We allowed plenty of time to get to Cosford because I had a feeling the car parks would be fairly full. We had to queue to get in and cars were being squeezed onto every available [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Jun 27th 2015

Between April 1917 and January 1919, the Stamford Military Hospital provided a Sanctuary from the Trenches for soldiers injured during the First World War. As a reflection upon the 282 soldiers that passed through the hospital during this period, the structure comprises 282 individually cast concrete cubes.
Save for one nameless soldier, each cube features a [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 28th 2015

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

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