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Belleville Intelligencer
ANAF: Mahony an inspiring figureof the light anti-tank weapons on hand. For his exemplary leadership and coura
ANAF: Mahony an inspiring figure
Belleville Intelligencer / Posted yesterday
of the light anti-tank weapons on hand. For his exemplary leadership and courage in this action, Mahony was awarded the Victoria Cross. Mahony died in London, Ontario on December 15, 1990 (with thanks to Wikipedia and National Defence at... Read more
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Newham Recorder
Commemorative stone for Victoria Cross war hero to be unveiled in East Ham Wreaths are laid at the gravestone of Jack Cornwall The heroism of of John ‘
Commemorative stone for Victoria Cross war hero to be unveiled in East Ham
Newham Recorder / Posted 2 days ago
Wreaths are laid at the gravestone of Jack Cornwall The heroism of of John ‘Travers’ Cornwell VC is to be marked with a new commemorative stone in East Ham. The Royal Navy... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Battle of Jutland: The North Sea reveals its secrets– the tale of Jack Cornwell, a 16-year-old gunner on HMS Chester, killed in the
Battle of Jutland: The North Sea reveals its secrets
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
– the tale of Jack Cornwell, a 16-year-old gunner on HMS Chester, killed in the line of duty and subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross; the statement of telegraphist J R R Croad of HMS Broke that “we were about five hours finding all our dead... Read more
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birminghammail
Cleaner jailed for stealing treasured Victoria Cross from familyincluding a flute and jewellery, had gone. Calls by the boss to Jones’ clients
Cleaner jailed for stealing treasured Victoria Cross from family
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
including a flute and jewellery, had gone. Calls by the boss to Jones’ clients revealed that they had ALL lost items. The Victoria Cross belonged to a farmer who, in total, had been robbed of items worth £44,000. The court heard he had received... Read more
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express
In memory of VC hero, 15, who lied about his age to join the Navy1916, after the teenager had died from his wounds, his mother received a letter
In memory of VC hero, 15, who lied about his age to join the Navy
express / Posted 3 days ago
1916, after the teenager had died from his wounds, his mother received a letter from King George V, awarding him the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest gallantry medal.Related articles WWII hero of the skies: Lancaster bomber marks 75 years... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Ordinary people who do extraordinarily good deeds: 'It's just my job'sleeping. He picked up a dying colleague and carried him 70 metres through the
Ordinary people who do extraordinarily good deeds: 'It's just my job'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
sleeping. He picked up a dying colleague and carried him 70 metres through the middle of a firefight so dense that, as his Victoria Cross citation says, it was "scarcely possible" he wasn't shot. It was 2007 when Wesley Autrey left his two... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Ordinary people who do extraordinarily good deeds: 'It's just my job'sleeping. He picked up a dying colleague and carried him 70 metres through the
Ordinary people who do extraordinarily good deeds: 'It's just my job'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
sleeping. He picked up a dying colleague and carried him 70 metres through the middle of a firefight so dense that, as his Victoria Cross citation says, it was "scarcely possible" he wasn't shot. It was 2007 when Wesley Autrey left his two... Read more
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express
Some good news at last for our soldiersthis “service”. Related articles Appeal Court puts stop to Iraqi 'chancers' su
Some good news at last for our soldiers
express / Posted 5 days ago
this “service”. Related articles Appeal Court puts stop to Iraqi 'chancers' suing army for spurious... War hero who won Victoria Cross in Iraq to face court 'over... What in hell did a British ministry think it was doing employing out of... Read more
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Business Insider
That day a lone Gurkha took out 30 Taliban using every weapon within reachcomes from a long line of Gurkhas. His father served in the Gurkha Rifles, as d
That day a lone Gurkha took out 30 Taliban using every weapon within reach
Business Insider / Posted 5 days ago
comes from a long line of Gurkhas. His father served in the Gurkha Rifles, as did his grandfather, who received the Victoria Cross for an action in the World War II Burma theater. NOW WATCH: A teacher in Afghanistan turned his bike into a... Read more
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Northern Echo
D-Day hero awarded France's highest honourfought alongside the renowned Company Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis - the Middl
D-Day hero awarded France's highest honour
Northern Echo / Posted 7 days ago
fought alongside the renowned Company Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis - the Middlesbrough man awarded the only D-Day Victoria Cross - in the action to capture the Mont Fleury battery. Later he received a head wound when he was struck on the... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
History in the frame at Leeds City Museumindividual stories from those caught in a global conflict, as well as collating
History in the frame at Leeds City Museum
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 7 days ago
individual stories from those caught in a global conflict, as well as collating a special collection of items including a Victoria Cross Medal and personal diary extracts. Eleanor Smith of the Preservative Party, and one of Leeds’ young curators... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlandsguerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (T
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlands
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 7 days ago
guerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (Ted) Sarong, recommended Conway for a Victoria Cross but instead he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross among a host of other medals. lost soldier: The... Read more
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The Young Witness
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlandsguerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (T
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlands
The Young Witness / Posted 7 days ago
guerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (Ted) Sarong, recommended Conway for a Victoria Cross but instead he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross among a host of other medals. lost soldier: The... Read more
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Western Advocate
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlandsguerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (T
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlands
Western Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
guerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (Ted) Sarong, recommended Conway for a Victoria Cross but instead he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross among a host of other medals. lost soldier: The... Read more
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Daily Liberal
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlandsguerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (T
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlands
Daily Liberal / Posted 7 days ago
guerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (Ted) Sarong, recommended Conway for a Victoria Cross but instead he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross among a host of other medals. lost soldier: The... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlandsguerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (T
First Aust soldier killed in combat in Vietnam to be brought home to Redlands
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 7 days ago
guerrilla fighter at Nam Dong. Kevin’s Australian commander Colonel Francis (Ted) Sarong, recommended Conway for a Victoria Cross but instead he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross among a host of other medals. lost soldier: The... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Crete visit brings old battle tales alivebase. But despite the tales of bravery - including legendary Kiwi soldier Capt
Crete visit brings old battle tales alive
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
base. But despite the tales of bravery - including legendary Kiwi soldier Captain Charles Upham winning his first Victoria Cross for storming German machinegun nests armed only with a pistol and sackful of hand grenades - the top brass... Read more
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chroniclelive
How the university lecturer and the County Durham pitman bonded in the trenches of World War Onemen, such as pitmen, would attend evening classes held by the tutors after thei
How the university lecturer and the County Durham pitman bonded in the trenches of World War One
chroniclelive / Posted 8 days ago
men, such as pitmen, would attend evening classes held by the tutors after their shifts in the mine. Kenny was to win the Victoria Cross for his feat of courage and endurance in rescuing the wounded Brown from No Man’s Land. Brown was a... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
'Humble' farmer honoured at war memorialthe Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra. The medals of highly decorated
'Humble' farmer honoured at war memorial
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra. The medals of highly decorated Warrant Officer James Gordon, including his Victoria Cross (VC), have been donated to the AWM for permanent display. The then Private Gordon was awarded the VC for his... Read more
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chad
Plans to remember Mansfield heroes from the Battle of Jutlandbe attended by relatives of Jack Cornwell from Essex, who died aged just 16 dur
Plans to remember Mansfield heroes from the Battle of Jutland
chad / Posted 14 days ago
be attended by relatives of Jack Cornwell from Essex, who died aged just 16 during the battle but became one of the youngest people ever to receive the Victoria Cross. He carried on firing at the enemy from HMC Chester despite being mortally wound... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Martin Place to be torn up for $12bn metrorequired,” Mr Constance said. The public can have its say on the project, whic
Martin Place to be torn up for $12bn metro
Daily Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
required,” Mr Constance said. The public can have its say on the project, which includes new metro stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross in North Sydney, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street, Central and Waterloo.Artist impression of the Sydney... Read more
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Pendle Today
Nation’s only remaining Inghamite church opens its doorsin the county which we maintain on our own. It has over 28,000 buried there inc
Nation’s only remaining Inghamite church opens its doors
Pendle Today / Posted 17 days ago
in the county which we maintain on our own. It has over 28,000 buried there including Thomas Whitham, who was awarded the Victoria Cross. “The congregation is growing and we get people from across the area. It’s flourishing, we have 60 in the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
'We all have kept a lot bottled up'of the memorial service, the hearses bearing the returning Australians will dep
'We all have kept a lot bottled up'
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 days ago
of the memorial service, the hearses bearing the returning Australians will depart via motorcade. A recipient of the Victoria Cross and another casualty are not believed to be among those coming home. Michael Bowtell father's remains will... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Vietnam veterans coming home for reburial – half a century after they diedfollowed by a private memorial service for the families of those being reunited
Vietnam veterans coming home for reburial – half a century after they died
Daily Liberal / Posted 18 days ago
followed by a private memorial service for the families of those being reunited with their loved ones. A recipient of the Victoria Cross and one other casualty are not believed to be among them. Josephine Bowtell, Michael and sisters Sue and... Read more
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The Border Mail
Vietnam veterans coming home for reburial – half a century after they diedfollowed by a private memorial service for the families of those being reunited
Vietnam veterans coming home for reburial – half a century after they died
The Border Mail / Posted 18 days ago
followed by a private memorial service for the families of those being reunited with their loved ones. A recipient of the Victoria Cross and one other casualty are not believed to be among them. Josephine Bowtell, Michael and sisters Sue and... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Vietnam veterans coming home for reburial – half a century after they diedfollowed by a private memorial service for the families of those being reunited
Vietnam veterans coming home for reburial – half a century after they died
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 18 days ago
followed by a private memorial service for the families of those being reunited with their loved ones. A recipient of the Victoria Cross and one other casualty are not believed to be among them. Josephine Bowtell, Michael and sisters Sue and... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'We all have kept a lot bottled up'followed by a private memorial service for the families of those being reunited
'We all have kept a lot bottled up'
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 18 days ago
followed by a private memorial service for the families of those being reunited with their loved ones. A recipient of the Victoria Cross and one other casualty are not believed to be among them. Michael Bowtell father's remains will return to... Read more
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walesonline
Artist criticised for portrait of the Queen to unveil new workBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
Artist criticised for portrait of the Queen to unveil new work
walesonline / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at the... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Croydon Guardian / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Artist who created 'Spitting Image' Queen portrait unveils another painting of Her Majesty - and it looks exactly the sameOscar winner Sir Michael Caine and actress Dame Barbara Windsor. To commemorat
Artist who created 'Spitting Image' Queen portrait unveils another painting of Her Majesty - and it looks exactly the same
Daily Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
Oscar winner Sir Michael Caine and actress Dame Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the ex... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Northern Echo
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Northern Echo / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Kingston Guardian / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Artist who painted 'Spitting Image' portrait of the Queen has another goBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
Artist who painted 'Spitting Image' portrait of the Queen has another go
Daily Mirror / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Oxford Mail / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Streatham Guardian / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Bury Times
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Bury Times / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Gazette
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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guardian-series
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
guardian-series / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Harrow Times
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Harrow Times / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Gazette News
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Gazette News / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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This is West Country
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
This is West Country / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Bolton News
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Bolton News / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarchBarbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World
'Spitting Image' Queen portrait artist to unveil new painting of monarch
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 18 days ago
Barbara Windsor. To commemorate the anniversary of the end of the First World War, both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. :: The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 14 at... Read more
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Daily Mail
The Queen celebrates the 475th Anniversary of the Berkhamsted Schoolas the royal inspected them. The school itself has a rich regimental history ha
The Queen celebrates the 475th Anniversary of the Berkhamsted School
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
as the royal inspected them. The school itself has a rich regimental history having proudly educated three holders of the Victoria Cross including Brett Mackay Cloutman and George Randolph Pearkes. Standing to the side of the lawn were younger... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
How the honeymoon has changedof participants have met such notables as figure skater Sandra Tewksbury, Dr. T
How the honeymoon has changed
Sarnia Observer / Posted 19 days ago
of participants have met such notables as figure skater Sandra Tewksbury, Dr. T.K. Holmes, historian Victor Lauriston, Victoria Cross recipient Harry Bedford Miner, amateur archaeologist Edwin Bassett Jones, and many more. "Some names are... Read more
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