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Former Battle of Britain pilot and Ermysted's 'Old Boy' Wing Commander Richard Summers dies at age of 95 - Craven Herald



Former Battle of Britain pilot and Ermysted's 'Old Boy' Wing Commander Richard Summers dies at age of 95
Craven Herald
ONE of the last remaining Battle of Britain pilots and former 'Old Boy' of Ermysted's Grammar School has died at the age of 95. Wing Commander Richard Gordon Battensby 'Dick' Summers OBE, OStJ, AFM, who died on May 7, was born in Beverley, East ...

From Gallipoli to Salonika and the Balkans, to the Calvary of Passchendaele - Irish Times



Irish Times

From Gallipoli to Salonika and the Balkans, to the Calvary of Passchendaele
Irish Times
After the battle had finished, in mid-June 1917, the story emerged of how Redmond's brother, Willie, had died in action after being retrieved from the battlefield by Pte John Meeke, a stretcher bearer in the 36th Division. .... We also need to remember ...

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Ben Ainslie: 'The ultimate goal is to bring the America's Cup back to Britain' - The Guardian



The Guardian

Ben Ainslie: 'The ultimate goal is to bring the America's Cup back to Britain'
The Guardian
The battle between two teams on the water is fascinating and it's historically linked to the America's Cup. It's a different skillset to the fleet racing you see in the Olympic ... It's been an incredible journey and we are now in sight of that ...

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Gilbert & George bring battle of cultures to Berlin church - Art Newspaper



Art Newspaper

Gilbert & George bring battle of cultures to Berlin church
Art Newspaper
It is one of dozens of shows across the country marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. ... Some works contain provocative texts, such as a call to fight Islamophobia, or an Islamic State proclamation of success in the Muslim takeover of Britain.

Battle of Medway: How a model dilemma affected the worst defeat in British naval history - iNews



iNews

Battle of Medway: How a model dilemma affected the worst defeat in British naval history
iNews
As the 350th anniversary of this indecorous moment in Britain's naval history is marked with a 10-day commemoration in the Medway towns next month, one of the models saved by Pett has been returned to the Chatham dockyard for the first time since the ...

Duxford Air Festival 2017 to celebrate its 100th anniversary this May - Hertfordshire Mercury



Hertfordshire Mercury

Duxford Air Festival 2017 to celebrate its 100th anniversary this May
Hertfordshire Mercury
... centenary of the Imperial War Museum Duxford this year. Work began on building the Duxford airfield in 1917 during the First World War and it soon became a pivotal site for the air defence of Great Britain during the Battle of Britain and D-Day ...

Hurricane plane used in Second World War photographed - Daily Mail



Daily Mail

Hurricane plane used in Second World War photographed
Daily Mail
The final 13 flying Hurricane fighter planes that helped defeat the Germans in the Second World War have been recorded in all their glory for a new book. The Hawker Hurricane was seen as the poor relation to the Spitfire in the Second World War but ...

Rare map emerges as 350th anniversary of Battle of Medway ... - Kent News



Kent News

Rare map emerges as 350th anniversary of Battle of Medway ...
Kent News
The raid in 1667 is regarded as the most humiliating defeat of the Royal Navy in British waters.

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Special Colored RAF Typhoon FGR4 “GiNA” Returned to Operational Paint Scheme - The Aviationist (blog)



The Aviationist (blog)

Special Colored RAF Typhoon FGR4 “GiNA” Returned to Operational Paint Scheme
The Aviationist (blog)
One of the most recognizable and popular demonstration aircraft in the world, a Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 registration ZK349 of the 29(R) Squadron, painted in a striking Battle of Britain commemorative camouflage paint scheme, has been returned to ...

Newark Air Museum prepares for anniversary weekend - Newark Advertiser



Newark Advertiser

Newark Air Museum prepares for anniversary weekend
Newark Advertiser
Subject to operational commitments and the weather, aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will perform flypasts each day. Members of Lincolnshire's Lancaster Association will be eligible to receive free admission each day. The event is ...