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2015/05/28 06:48
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Last year saw the nation mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. But it wasn’t until the following year, 1915, that many newly-trained British troops finally set off for the battlefields...
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2015/05/26 09:48
2015/05/26 09:48
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The RAF is commemorating this year's 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a fetching makeover for one of its Eurofighter Typhoons, repainted with the markings of 249 Squadron's Flight...
2015/05/24 10:04
2015/05/24 10:04
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CRACK filly Najoom has suffered a slight near fore injury following her dominant victory in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic at Doomben on Saturday. The Gap Waterhouse-trained filly was inspected by a...
2015/05/23 23:53
2015/05/23 23:53
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A Victoria Cross hero - the first pilot to down a zeppelin - is to be honoured by the Midland school where he boarded. A commemorative stone will be placed at the entrance of King Edward VI School in...
2015/05/23 07:55
2015/05/23 07:55
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Peter Moody is convinced his horse can recover from its 14th placing in Doomben Grand Prix. Peter Moody might have won Saturday's Grand Prix at Doomben with Upham but he is convinced stablemate...
2015/05/22 16:17
2015/05/22 16:17
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Aniseed balls, condoms and a washing up bowl might seem harmless enough but they all played a key role in bringing about victory during the Second World War. A new documentary being broadcast tonight...
2015/05/22 11:04
2015/05/22 11:04
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RAF unveil new state-of-the-art Typhoon to commemorate Battle of Britain Sorry, we're having problems with our video player at the moment, but are working to fix it as soon as we can The RAF have...
2015/05/22 05:23
2015/05/22 05:23
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A commemorative paving stone is set to be unveiled in Chorley today to honour the memory of local Victoria Cross winner, Rifleman William Mariner VC. Chorley Council has arranged for the Victoria...
2015/05/21 08:46
2015/05/21 08:46
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THE DESIGN for a Widnes Victoria Cross (VC) recipient’s statue has been decided, the Weekly News can exclusively reveal. The Sgt Thomas Mottershead Statue Appeal has chosen one design from a...
2015/05/20 13:29
2015/05/20 13:29
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MISSION: Impossible. Every submarine attempting to pass through the Dardanelles had been sunk. But could an Australian crew and their irreverent Irish commander turn the tide of a disastrous war? The...
2015/05/19 19:23
2015/05/19 19:23
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THE story of Queensland's first Victoria Cross recipient Private John Leak had mostly gone untold until two "old Alloraites" came across it. It was while they were having lunch one day in 2008 that...
2015/05/19 14:48
2015/05/19 14:48
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Young and old joined forces to honour a war hero who helped to rescue 300 wounded soldiers from the frontline during the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. Known as The Man with the Donkey, Kirkpatrick...
2015/05/19 07:59
2015/05/19 07:59
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A NORTH Oxford school has commemorated the 100th anniversary of an extraordinary act of bravery by one of its pupils. On May 18, 1915, 22-yearold Sir John (or “Jackie”) Smyth, an officer in the 15th...
2015/05/18 21:17
2015/05/18 21:17
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Simpson and donkey are Gallipoli heroes, despite new efforts to trash the legend Hero... Private John Simpson and a wounded soldier on his donkey, Gallipoli 1915 Picture: supplied Source:...
2015/05/18 14:47
2015/05/18 14:47
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A stone commemorating a Surbiton First World War hero was unveiled on Saturday. The memorial in Ewell Road honours Douglas Belcher, the former Tiffin School pupil who received the Victoria Cross for...
2015/05/17 22:05
2015/05/17 22:05
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Australia has produced many fine soldiers and one of the finest was Albert Jacka, awarded the Victoria Cross on Gallipoli and whose later deeds, many believe, should have earned him a second and even...
2015/05/16 15:41
2015/05/16 15:41
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KEITH Brooks has returned to his parish council in the hope of finally getting a war memorial built on Horspath Village Green. And because of the lack of candidates willing to stand for Horspath...
2015/05/15 18:53
2015/05/15 18:53
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THE relatives of a First World War hero today (Friday, May 15) spoke of the bonds of friendship that exists between them and the family of the officer their descendant rescued 100 years ago. The...
2015/05/15 10:34
2015/05/15 10:34
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Edgar Appleby, Keswick Cricket Club president Last updated at 11:17, Friday, 15 May 2015 The president of Keswick Cricket Club has died, aged 84. Edgar Appleby, who had been club president for...
2015/05/14 20:16
2015/05/14 20:16
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Prince Harry shows all the signs he's ready for fatherhood, says lad-turned-dad Martin Daubney. Prince Harry mimics a baby yawning as he meets the public in Christchurch. Photo / Pool There comes a...
2015/05/28 06:48
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