Vic in full flow describing the VC action of Edwin Dwyer. He is stood behind VC Dwyer’s grave in Flatiron Copse military cemetery on the Somme. His VC was won on Hill 60 in Flanders in 1915.
With our new gite, Fairbanks, which we rent out in the heart of the Somme battlefields we never expected to have stay a relative of William Fairbank. Fairbanks was named after William’s ancestor who planted fruit trees after the Great
We remember 2nd Lieutenant Charles Horace Larkins of the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment who died of wounds in the Battle of Cambrai 100 years ago today and is commemorated on the Louverval Memorial to the Missing. He was
A wonderful day with Chris Hodges and friends from Northern Ireland. During the tour we visited Guillemont Church and the 16th Irish Division Memorial on the Somme. We remembered too the significance of the centenary of the Battle of Messines
A wonderful tour of Thiepval wood and trenches with an exceptional attentive school, Carmadean primary school from Livingston in Scotland. The photograph is taken in front of the Ulster Tower Memorial.
Vauquois with the Trench Club
Great two days with the Royal Mons RE. Highlight yesterday was visiting the OP the regiment built at Hussar Farm100 years before and meeting the duty cat…
Despite the morning rain it went on to be a beautiful day on the battlefields with my Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineer group. Visited three of their fallen comrades on the Salient and two more to see today – hopefully with
Thought I was bringing a dog back from Verdun tonight. This dog was wandering seemingly lost at Hill 304. I thought it had been perhaps abandoned but it had a collar with a mobile number which I called and it