Saturday 31 December 2016

Friday 30 December 2016

English Electric Lightning - Cape Town - South Africa

Comment:  Nice quality video of one of the Lightnings that used to operate at 'Thunder City' in South Africa.  Years ago I used to buy parts for these when the RAF operated them.

Thursday 29 December 2016

A Sad Day

A very sad day here in the Garbutt household.  Our fabulous black Labrador Jed is no longer with us :(
Lovely with kids, adults and other dogs he had such a great disposition.  We got him when he was 4 months old and today he wasn't far short of being 14.   A small piece of  my heart is broken...  :(

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Sunday 25 December 2016

For liberty and righteousness': A chaplain at war

Early on Christmas Day in 1916, a group of soldiers knelt on a rough floor in a candlelit barn in France to receive Holy Communion from their chaplain. The man tending to their spiritual needs was Samuel Leighton Green. He had swapped a quiet life as a Norwich curate to share in the physical and mental suffering of those on the World War One front line. Why?  Link to the BBC web site to read more.

Alien: Covenant - Official Trailer 1

Comment:  Awesome !

Wednesday 21 December 2016

Elefant Arrives

The historic Elefant tank has arrived safely at The Tank Museum for new Tiger Exhibition, opening Spring 2017. Seventy-two years after it fell into Allied hands, one of the largest combat vehicles to see action in the Second World War has arrived safely at The Tank Museum in Dorset. Link

Sunday 18 December 2016