Year 2014, is the commemoration across the world of the beginning
of – “The Great War” - “The First World
War” - 100 years ago this year...!
Little did anyone realise or understand in the world, that from
the end of “The Great War” in 1918, that only 20 years
later the greatest conflict that mankind would ever witness and
suffer through was “The Second World War” this in
itself would become the most sadistic evil, brutal, destructive
and devastating conflict the world would ever witness until our
day in 2014!
Brothers - The ultimate sacrifice
Souls Brothers were five brothers from Gloucestershire who
were all killed during the First World War.
the face of overwhelming odds, many, if not all were confronted
by such fear and terror, that it demanded of them some form
of superhuman strength and endurance. Every agent suffered
the loneliness of being far from home and their loved ones,
alone in an enemy occupied land, never knowing what the next
few hours would bring. Meeting unknown contacts to pass on
messages, not knowing if their cover had been blown, or if
they were being followed. Click
Here for story.
Thomas Theobald 1923 to 1990
A grenade landed on the armoured vehicle
he was driving and blew back into his face taking his eye
and part of his forehead exposing his brain. He fell wounded
from the truck and was shot from behind by the enemy.
Covered in Shrapnel wounds and his face badly blown away
he was rescued by Sgt T. Craig. Trooper Ellis.
crews of these many aircraft were young “boys”
and the aircraft that they flew in would either carry them
to their glory or their death…as they heroically faced
the enemy in the skies above England and Europe. These boys
in the innocence of youth… would soon become men to
the horrors of war. Click
Here William Walter Story.
"Bill Bray" story. The Heros of Telemark
intending to go back the opportunity arose.....In the the
latter part of 2002 as I saw in the magazine Soldier an advert
inviting those interested to attend in Norway an event that
would in February of 2003 mark the 60th anniversary of the
destruction of the heavy water manufacturing at Norsk hydro
plant at Vermork Power Station in Rjukan, in the Telemark
area of southern Norway."What did you do in the War Dad!"
are McIndoe’s army,
We are his Guinea Pigs.
With dermatomes and pedicles,
Glass eyes, false teeth and wigs.
And when we get our discharge
We’ll shout with all our might:
“Per ardua ad astra”
We’d rather drink than fight
story of the fateful day of the 13th November 1940, when aircraft
code number R2071 left Redhill Aerodrome on a mission, the
pilot P/O T. Birkett was at the controls and Sgt. Colin E.P
Castle was acting as observer. They rose into the skies above
England, not knowing what lay before them, this is the story
of that day.......