Life at its best

Life at its best

I’ve just returned from revisiting the island of Skye after an absence of over a quarter of a century (last visit, June 1994). I’d had…

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Peter Stainforth talks about his war days

Peter Stainforth talks about his war days

In the course of researching the biography I’m writing about air ace George Stainforth, I’ve unearthed a recording of my father, Peter Stainforth, talking about…

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1st Para Remembrance Service at Donington, Lincs, 23 Sept 2018

1st Para Remembrance Service at Donington, Lincs, 23 Sept 2018

The annual remembrance service for the 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers was held at Donington, Lincs, on Sunday 23 September. The service was well attended…

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Memories that will Kinder linger for ever ...

Memories that will Kinder linger for ever …

[with apologies for the appalling title pun … :)] Last week, from 28 Sept – 1 Oct, I had an unusually rich four days in…

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An idyllic return to Harrison's Rocks

An idyllic return to Harrison’s Rocks

On June 30, Chris Henshall, the master in charge of climbing at Tonbridge School, invited John and I down to their end of the year…

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Memories that keep Shining on … ‘for ever and ever’ …

Memories that keep Shining on … ‘for ever and ever’ …

[See also: FULL GALLERY OF PHOTOS] It’s a delight to be able to write my very first blog about such an extraordinary, happy day on…

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