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Liverpool Echo
500 paratroopers march to Downing Street in support of Wirral Falklands heroofficer in the Falklands Lieutenant-General Sir Hew Pike has since rewritten it
500 paratroopers march to Downing Street in support of Wirral Falklands hero
Liverpool Echo / Posted 9 hours ago
officer in the Falklands Lieutenant-General Sir Hew Pike has since rewritten it - stating his actions fell “firmly in the Victoria Cross bracket”.Falkland's War Hero stone added to the People's Path at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. Corporal... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Watch Victoria Cross soldier describe emotional Somme eventtroops to advance. Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC, of the Princess of Wales
Watch Victoria Cross soldier describe emotional Somme event
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 12 hours ago
troops to advance. Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC, of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, who was awarded the Victoria Cross in 2005 for his valour when an armoured vehicle he was driving was attacked in Iraq in 2004, was a guest at... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Leeds falls silent to remember sacrifice of city’s soldiers, and one extraordinary hero at the Somme72 were uninjured by nightfall. At Leeds Minster yesterday, the focus was on C
Leeds falls silent to remember sacrifice of city’s soldiers, and one extraordinary hero at the Somme
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 13 hours ago
72 were uninjured by nightfall. At Leeds Minster yesterday, the focus was on Corporal George Sanders, who was awarded the Victoria Cross after huge bravery in France on July 1, 1916. A commemorative paving stone at the foot of the war memorial... Read more
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Daily Record
Scots cycle 700 miles to honour World War I soldier's extraordinary braveryFOUR men cycling from Scotland to France in memory of a Fife Victoria Cross win
Scots cycle 700 miles to honour World War I soldier's extraordinary bravery
Daily Record / Posted 14 hours ago
FOUR men cycling from Scotland to France in memory of a Fife Victoria Cross winner have arrived at the Somme in time for the centenary. Robert Dunsire from Fife won the honour for his 1915 heroics rescuing soldiers on the frontline during the Battle... Read more
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Daily Record
Scot James Turnbull won VC on first day of Somme – but died before sun went downhas it that he picked up German grenades and threw them back at the enemy befor
Scot James Turnbull won VC on first day of Somme – but died before sun went down
Daily Record / Posted 18 hours ago
has it that he picked up German grenades and threw them back at the enemy before they could explode. James received the Victoria Cross for his amazing courage. But hours later, he was dead – killed as he tried to repel a German... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Battle of the Somme 100th anniversary: Shropshire heroes who won Victoria Cross « Shropshire Starthrough British history ever since. The Somme campaign, which lasted until Nov
Battle of the Somme 100th anniversary: Shropshire heroes who won Victoria Cross « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 19 hours ago
through British history ever since. The Somme campaign, which lasted until November 1916, was to yield a number of Victoria Cross heroes with Shropshire links. Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson was born at Lodge Farm, Dudmaston. He emigrated to... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
David pens book in memory of local soldiersA book dedicated to the memory of the three Victoria Cross winners and those fr
David pens book in memory of local soldiers
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 20 hours ago
A book dedicated to the memory of the three Victoria Cross winners and those from Allerdale who lost their lives in World War One will be officially launched this year. David King, 71, of Kirkbride, has penned The Pity of War to coincide with the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Somme: 'It's right we pause to mark this momentous event and take pride in the legacy they left'every school in Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic with a
Somme: 'It's right we pause to mark this momentous event and take pride in the legacy they left'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 22 hours ago
every school in Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic with a copy of that picture and one marking Victoria Cross winners with links to Ulster." Mrs Foster said that it was only right and proper to remember and honour "the... Read more
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chroniclelive
Remembering the Newcastle volunteers who went 'over the top' on July 1, 1916his father wrote to the War Office petitioning for a posthumous gallantry award
Remembering the Newcastle volunteers who went 'over the top' on July 1, 1916
chroniclelive / Posted 22 hours ago
his father wrote to the War Office petitioning for a posthumous gallantry award – which was turned down because only the Victoria Cross could be awarded in such circumstances and that needed someone to put forward a recommendation. None had been... Read more
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Oxford Mail
SOMME CENTENARY: We must remember those who fought and died in the Battle of the SommeChavasse, 81, whose late husband John was the nephew of Captain Noel Chavasse –
SOMME CENTENARY: We must remember those who fought and died in the Battle of the Somme
Oxford Mail / Posted yesterday
Chavasse, 81, whose late husband John was the nephew of Captain Noel Chavasse – the only soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross twice during the First World War – urged people to take time out to remember the fallen. Mrs Chavasse, of... Read more
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The Irish Times
Somme 100th anniversary: Conspicuous bravery, loyally celebrateda 20-year-old rifleman who was among the 2,000 men of the 36th (Ulster) Divisio
Somme 100th anniversary: Conspicuous bravery, loyally celebrated
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
a 20-year-old rifleman who was among the 2,000 men of the 36th (Ulster) Division to die. One of four 36th men awarded a Victoria Cross that day, Pte McFadzean was posthumously honoured for a suicidal act of courage that saved the lives of... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Remembering brave Leeds Pals slaughtered at Battle of the Sommetook part in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme which led to Co
Remembering brave Leeds Pals slaughtered at Battle of the Somme
Yorkshire evening post / Posted yesterday
took part in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme which led to Corporal George Sanders being awarded the Victoria Cross. Corporal Sanders was due to be remembered at a civic event at Leeds Minster from 10.30am today when a... Read more
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Daily Mail
Queen attends Battle of the Somme vigil on centenaryeffort to weaken their resolve, but the Germans were heavily fortified and many
Queen attends Battle of the Somme vigil on centenary
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
effort to weaken their resolve, but the Germans were heavily fortified and many of the shells did not go off. Forty-nine Victoria Crosses were awarded for bravery during the deadly battle. There are a further 72,000 British and Commonwealth... Read more
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BC Local News
Big old First World War German gun finds a new home in Kelownaoccurred on Sept. 2, 1918 during the First World War. Seven Canadian soldiers
Big old First World War German gun finds a new home in Kelowna
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
occurred on Sept. 2, 1918 during the First World War. Seven Canadian soldiers who fought that day were later awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military combat medal awarded by this country. Only 64 were awarded from the First World... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Big old First World War German gun finds a new home in Kelownaoccurred on Sept. 2, 1918 during the First World War. Seven Canadian soldiers
Big old First World War German gun finds a new home in Kelowna
Kelowna Capital News / Posted yesterday
occurred on Sept. 2, 1918 during the First World War. Seven Canadian soldiers who fought that day were later awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military combat medal awarded by this country. Only 64 were awarded from the First World... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Paratroopers to march to Downing Street for third time in fight for Falklands hero to be recognisedofficer in the Falklands Lieutenant-General Sir Hew Pike has since rewritten it
Paratroopers to march to Downing Street for third time in fight for Falklands hero to be recognised
Liverpool Echo / Posted yesterday
officer in the Falklands Lieutenant-General Sir Hew Pike has since rewritten it, stating his actions fell “firmly in the Victoria Cross bracket”. A Government investigation into the case was launched in 2014 but was criticised by Cpl... Read more
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NBC News
Sikh WWII Veteran Who Fought to Wear Turban in Royal Canadian Legion DiesEmpire's highest military decoration. According to The Globe and Mail, he wrote
Sikh WWII Veteran Who Fought to Wear Turban in Royal Canadian Legion Dies
NBC News / Posted yesterday
Empire's highest military decoration. According to The Globe and Mail, he wrote in an open letter, "Good enough for the Victoria Cross. Not good enough to earn a seat among the heroes of the Newton Legion." The national headquarters of the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Somme carnage touched every village in Northern Irelandreturn of British pow's, from the Great war, met on arrival at London by frienf
Somme carnage touched every village in Northern Ireland
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
return of British pow's, from the Great war, met on arrival at London by frienfs and family with refreshments.Awarded the Victoria Cross for services in the Great War: Edmund De Wind (top left) James Somers (top right) Captain JA Sinton (centre) J... Read more
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The Sault Star
Merrifield monument gets helpA monument dedicated to a Victoria Cross recipient from Sault Ste. Marie will b
Merrifield monument gets help
The Sault Star / Posted 2 days ago
A monument dedicated to a Victoria Cross recipient from Sault Ste. Marie will be toughened up to prevent further vandalism. A bronze tablet, on a granite plynth, details William Merrifield's efforts to silence two German machine gun crews pinning... Read more
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express
Queen and royals to lead nation in Somme commemorationsbattle.Related articles Battle of the Somme: Freedom & tolerance under attack
Queen and royals to lead nation in Somme commemorations
express / Posted 2 days ago
battle.Related articles Battle of the Somme: Freedom & tolerance under attack 100 years on Stunning stories behind the Victoria Crosses awarded to Somme soldiers Other overnight events will take place in Wales, Scotland and Northern... Read more
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express
Stunning stories behind the 49 Victoria Crosses awarded to Somme soldiers THE Battle of the Somme witnessed feats of extreme bravery and valour alongsi
Stunning stories behind the 49 Victoria Crosses awarded to Somme soldiers
express / Posted 2 days ago
THE Battle of the Somme witnessed feats of extreme bravery and valour alongside the slaughter and bloodshed. The Battle of the Somme witnessed feats of extreme bravery... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Sikh WWII veteran dies in Canadaan open letter listing turban wearers who had won the British Empire’s highest
Sikh WWII veteran dies in Canada
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
an open letter listing turban wearers who had won the British Empire’s highest military decoration. “Good enough for the Victoria Cross. Not good enough to earn a seat among the heroes of the Newton Legion,” he wrote. But the national... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'Are you all panicking? Because I'm not' - Martin McGuinness 'stays cool' after wasp in ear during interview after Queen meetingof Edinburgh visited the Giant's Causeway and stopped at Bushmills for the unve
'Are you all panicking? Because I'm not' - Martin McGuinness 'stays cool' after wasp in ear during interview after Queen meeting
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
of Edinburgh visited the Giant's Causeway and stopped at Bushmills for the unveiling of a statue to Robert Quigg, who won a Victoria Cross in the First World War. They had lunch at Royal Portrush Golf Club and travelled by steam train to officially... Read more
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SKY News
'Legendary' Irish Troops At Somme RememberedForce, a militant unionist faction opposed to Home Rule in Ireland. Four membe
'Legendary' Irish Troops At Somme Remembered
SKY News / Posted 2 days ago
Force, a militant unionist faction opposed to Home Rule in Ireland. Four members of the Division were awarded the Victoria Cross for valour but 5,500 were killed injured or recorded "missing in action". Thousands of sons of Ulster had... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Queen unveils statue to VC hero a century years after his Somme valourpay homage to an Ulster war hero whose courage saved seven of his colleagues.
Queen unveils statue to VC hero a century years after his Somme valour
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
pay homage to an Ulster war hero whose courage saved seven of his colleagues. The monarch unveiled a life-size statue of Victoria Cross winner Sergeant Robert Quigg in his home town as his descendants looked on along with a man who would not be... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Sikh veteran Jauhal, who battled Legion over turban rights, diesletter listing turban wearers who had won the British Empire’s highest highest
Sikh veteran Jauhal, who battled Legion over turban rights, dies
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
letter listing turban wearers who had won the British Empire’s highest highest military decoration. “Good enough for the Victoria Cross. Not good enough to earn a seat among the heroes of the Newton Legion,” it said. He contacted politicians and... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
A tough road with man’s best friendnamed Trigger stopped in Mackay on their way to Tasmania. In his travels, Mr H
A tough road with man’s best friend
The Daily Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
named Trigger stopped in Mackay on their way to Tasmania. In his travels, Mr Hardman took the opportunity to meet Mackay Victoria Cross recipient Keith Payne. "Keith contacted me and he likes what we're doing, he's impressed by it and supports... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Kingston Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Oxford Mail / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Streatham Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Bury Times
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Bury Times / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Gazette
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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guardian-series
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
guardian-series / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Harrow Times
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Harrow Times / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Gazette News
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Gazette News / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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This is West Country
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
This is West Country / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Bolton News
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Bolton News / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation yearstones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and th
Queen retraces Northern Ireland train journey from coronation year
Croydon Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
stones of the Giant's Causeway. In between those engagements, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a statue to a Victoria Cross winning hero of the Battle of the Somme on a packed day touring the scenic north coast. The last stop on her... Read more
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Harrow Times
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tourtrain journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unve
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tour
Harrow Times / Posted 3 days ago
train journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unveil a statue to a Co Antrim soldier who won a Victoria Cross for valour in the First World War. They landed in Northern Ireland on Monday evening for a two-day trip.... Read more
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Gazette News
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tourtrain journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unve
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tour
Gazette News / Posted 3 days ago
train journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unveil a statue to a Co Antrim soldier who won a Victoria Cross for valour in the First World War. They landed in Northern Ireland on Monday evening for a two-day trip.... Read more
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This is West Country
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tourtrain journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unve
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tour
This is West Country / Posted 3 days ago
train journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unveil a statue to a Co Antrim soldier who won a Victoria Cross for valour in the First World War. They landed in Northern Ireland on Monday evening for a two-day trip.... Read more
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Bolton News
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tourtrain journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unve
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tour
Bolton News / Posted 3 days ago
train journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unveil a statue to a Co Antrim soldier who won a Victoria Cross for valour in the First World War. They landed in Northern Ireland on Monday evening for a two-day trip.... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Crowds gathered in Bushmills to watch the Queen unveil statue to VC hero Robert Quigglocal soldier Robert Quigg, as part of her 90th birthday tour of Northern Irela
Crowds gathered in Bushmills to watch the Queen unveil statue to VC hero Robert Quigg
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
local soldier Robert Quigg, as part of her 90th birthday tour of Northern Ireland's scenic north coast. He won a Victoria Cross for bravery during the Battle of the Somme. Sgt Quigg was given the highest military award for valour after... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tourtrain journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unve
Queen continues N Ireland trip with Giant's Causeway tour
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
train journey she made in her coronation year. The Royal couple will also unveil a statue to a Co Antrim soldier who won a Victoria Cross for valour in the First World War. They landed in Northern Ireland on Monday evening for a two-day trip.... Read more
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