Category Archives: AVIATION

JOHN GLENN

“February made me shiver, with every paper I’d deliver…. Bad news upon the doorstep, I couldn’t take one more step”. Long before I became a teenager, I was a foot soldier in Roy Thompson’s press empire (later Lord Thompson of … Continue reading

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PEARL HARBOR ANNIVERSARY

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. One of the signal events of World War II if not the last century. The following images were taken several years ago and are a token tribute to my cousin, … Continue reading

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ANNIVERSARY OF FLIGHT

MOCK-UP, KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA Today, Dec. 17 is the anniversary of powered flight inaugurated by the Wright Brothers in 1903.

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DOOLITTLE RAIDERS

Today the last two survivors of the original eighty participants in the famous Doolittle Raid, Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole (100 years young!!)  and Staff Sgt. David Thatcher were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor in a special ceremony at Emancipation Hall … Continue reading

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VIRGIN GALACTIC

SPACE IS VIRGIN TERRITORY In the heart of London’s “Clubland” on Pall Mall is the booking office for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, just a hundred yards down from the Reform Club (where Phineas Fogg made his famous bet to … Continue reading

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DORSET SQUARE, LONDON

DORSET HOUSE I lived in Dorset House for a couple of months back in the late 80’s. Dark and gloomy, I couldn’t get out of the place fast enough. Today flats go in excess of a million pounds. Go figure!! … Continue reading

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GATINEAU THUNDER

My new book, “GATINEAU THUNDER”, is available for preview at the publisher’s website. A must see for all World War II warbird buffs.

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WINGS OVER GATINEAU

TIGHT FORMATION Sweet sound of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine as a P-51 Mustang and a Lancaster Bomber fly overhead at the recent Gatineau Airshow. (Triple click to bring up some cockpit views!)

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PEARL HARBOUR

Today is the anniversary of “a day which will go down in infamy” according to the words of US President,  Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Above is a poster I put together as a result of a brief visit to Pearl Harbour … Continue reading

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MITCHELL BOMBER

The Mitchell Bomber was the star of the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. Although the Raid was but a military pin prick, it’s symbolic value in the aftermath of Pearl Harbour cannot be overestimated. Before the Raid, America was losing the … Continue reading

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