Category Flying

A Snippet from 5th May

Tuesday 5th May 1987 saw the death of Wing Commander Robert Roland Stanford-Tuck – one of Britain’s greatest fighter piolets of the Second World War conflict.  Born on the 1st July 1916 in London, England he became one of the highest-scoring fighter pilots in the Battle of Britain, having taken over the leadership of 257 […]

Flying over Mount Everest

Monday 3rd April 1933 was the day that the commander of 602 City of Glasgow squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force – 30 year-old Squadron Leader Douglas Douglas-Hamilton – the Marquess of Clydesdale as he was then known – and an unnamed cine-photographer in the open cockpit of a Westland PV-3 biplane became the […]

Old New Year; Flying Machines; a Brave Poet followed by a Meeting at Hampton Court; Queen Victoria and a ‘new invention; milk rationing; the Listener followed by a servant in troubled

11th January: Last week we were reacting to the missing 11 days based on Christmas. Today we have, in Scotland, a different reaction to the ‘loss of 11 days’. The Scottish village of Burghead on the Moray Firth now celebrates this day as ‘Old New Year’s Eve’. Their celebration is known as ‘the Burning of […]