World War I

A hero’s return? World War I and soldiers with disabilities

Injured soldiers and nurses at Moor Park During World War I, Britain lost one million service personnel. An incredible 40,000 soldiers lost a limb. Other injuries included facial scarring and blindness. Psychological damage from the horrors of […]

6 months ago
English Electric Cold War jets, made in Preston

A preserved Lightning, note the twin vertically mounted engines Pic: Mike Freer Touchdown Aviation The Preston area has a long history of aircraft manufacture. Perhaps the best known was the English Electric Lightning fighter, along with the Canberra bomber. The Lightning was a supersonic […]

7 months ago
Great War memorabilia wanted for Lea School project

Lea Community Primary School are appealing for stories, pictures, memorabilia or anything about our brave heroes who fought in World War I. Roger Baines MBE on behalf of the school […]

8 years ago
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