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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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The Second Ascent of the Matterhorn

The Second Ascent of the Matterhorn

I recently came across a spectacular aerial picture (taken by Fi Bunn of FiPhotos) of the final 700 feet of the Matterhorn taken from an…

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The blackest day in UK history for 77 years

The blackest day in UK history for 77 years

January 2018: I’ve reinstated this old post, from June 24 2016, on the front of my website so that anyone coming here can see that…

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