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Gazette News
Recovery centre for wounded veterans honours legacy of double Victoria Cross heroCAPTAIN Noel Chavasse is one of only three men to be awarded the Victoria Cross
Gazette News / Posted 13 hours ago
CAPTAIN Noel Chavasse is one of only three men to be awarded the Victoria Cross twice. His attempts to save as many lives as possible during the First World War saw him brave hails of bullets and bombs as he rushed across no-man’s-land. He got as... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Unseen WW2 letter reveals incredible story of RAF braverywas shot twice in the legs and swept off, but survived thanks to his smoulderin
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
was shot twice in the legs and swept off, but survived thanks to his smouldering parachute and was later awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery. Sgt Jackson’s heroic story has been retold following the discovery of a poignant letter written... Read more
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Canberra Times
Dutton's role will stretch our inhumanityare not there and, in view of the enormous cost, the money would be better spen
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
are not there and, in view of the enormous cost, the money would be better spent on an extension of the Metro system from Victoria Cross station, along the Military Road-Pittwater Road corridor. In the words of Sir Humphrey Appleby, to locate... Read more
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chad
Road is renamed in war hero’s honourA60 inner relief road in Warsop as Robert Bye Way. The road is named in honour
chad / Posted 2 days ago
A60 inner relief road in Warsop as Robert Bye Way. The road is named in honour of Sergeant Robert Bye, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his efforts in World War One. Mary Moody, aged 89, Sgt Bye’s only surviving child, said: “I am very proud... Read more
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The Age
Dutton's role will stretch our inhumanityare not there and, in view of the enormous cost, the money would be better spen
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
are not there and, in view of the enormous cost, the money would be better spent on an extension of the Metro system from Victoria Cross station, along the Military Road-Pittwater Road corridor. In the words of Sir Humphrey Appleby, to locate... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Dutton's role will stretch our inhumanityare not there and, in view of the enormous cost, the money would be better spen
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
are not there and, in view of the enormous cost, the money would be better spent on an extension of the Metro system from Victoria Cross station, along the Military Road-Pittwater Road corridor. In the words of Sir Humphrey Appleby, to locate... Read more
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The Inyo Register
July 16)– Anna Smashnova, Belarusian-Israeli tennis player 1977 – Bryan Budd, Northern
The Inyo Register / Posted 4 days ago
– Anna Smashnova, Belarusian-Israeli tennis player 1977 – Bryan Budd, Northern Ireland-born English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2006) 1979 – Chris Mihm, American basketball player 1979 – Douglas Murray, Scottish journalist... Read more
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Calgary Sun
The real Dunkirk, snatching victory from jaws of deatof soldiers got safely off the beaches, cold cunning and courage held the Nazis
Calgary Sun / Posted 5 days ago
of soldiers got safely off the beaches, cold cunning and courage held the Nazis at bay. Capt. Ervine Andrews won the Victoria Cross. Surrounded and heavily outnumbered he shot 17 Germans with his rifle before gunning down more with a Tommy... Read more
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The Inyo Register
July 2)– Thomas William Burgess, English swimmer and water polo player (b. 1872) 1955
The Inyo Register / Posted 7 days ago
– Thomas William Burgess, English swimmer and water polo player (b. 1872) 1955 – Edward Lawson, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873) 1961 – Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Nobel... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Battle of Britain pilot Tom Neil, 97, joins veterans for RAF Coningsby memorial flightwounded. But I lost four Hurricanes in the course of that time - one of whom wa
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 8 days ago
wounded. But I lost four Hurricanes in the course of that time - one of whom was with (James) Nicolson who won the only Victoria Cross in flight command in the Second World War.” Mr Neil left the air force aged 24 and married his late wife... Read more
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The Border Mail
Dangerous and unlicensedhe chose to speed away from police at 100km/h in a residential area of Wodonga.
The Border Mail / Posted 8 days ago
he chose to speed away from police at 100km/h in a residential area of Wodonga. His Ford station wagon was spotted on Victoria Cross Parade at 9.30am on October 22 by State Highway Patrol police who realised the car was unregistered. But... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Prince Charles meets troops, goat and Zulu warrior on tour of Royal Welsh Museuma tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Daily Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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express
Prince Charles meets a big kid, a zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
express / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. EPPrince Charles went to speak to school children learning about the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Oxford Mail
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Oxford Mail / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Bury Times
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Bury Times / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Gazette
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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guardian-series
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
guardian-series / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Harrow Times
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Harrow Times / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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This is West Country
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
This is West Country / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Gazette News
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Gazette News / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Bolton News
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Bolton News / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Daily Mail
Prince Charles visits the Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsha tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. RELATED ARTICLES 'I used to think I was stupid and slow': Princess... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Croydon Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
All in a day’s work as Charles meets a big kid, a Zulu warrior and a ponya tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of tr
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
a tour of the museum by retired Colonel Timothy Van-Rees, executive chair of trustees there, and shown a cabinet displaying Victoria Cross medals won by members of the regiment. He was then introduced to Elliot Ngubane, a Zulu in traditional dress... Read more
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The Age
Lift-only station entrance planned for Sydney's new $20 billion Metro train lineTransport for NSW has proposed building four lifts each capable of carrying up
The Age / Posted 10 days ago
Transport for NSW has proposed building four lifts each capable of carrying up to 27 people at the northern entrance to Victoria Cross Station at North Sydney. The new standalone railway will deliver 31 metro stations and more than 66... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Lift-only station entrance planned for Sydney's new $20 billion Metro train lineTransport for NSW has proposed building four lifts each capable of carrying up
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Transport for NSW has proposed building four lifts each capable of carrying up to 27 people at the northern entrance to Victoria Cross Station at North Sydney. The new standalone railway will deliver 31 metro stations and more than 66... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Shoals gear up for sixth Digger Day​annual event, which is a fundraiser for DefenceCare supporting veterans. This
Kiama Independent / Posted 10 days ago
annual event, which is a fundraiser for DefenceCare supporting veterans. This year the Shoalhaven will play host to two Victoria Cross recipients, Warrant Officer Keith Payne AM and New Zealand special forces Lance Corporal Willie Apiata. The... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Who is the enemy? Australia's secretive rules of engagementpotentially accessing a cache of weapons". He was shot multiple times in the h
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
potentially accessing a cache of weapons". He was shot multiple times in the head and chest by two Australians, including Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith. The other man, Mullah Jalil Akhund, allegedly tried to wrest a weapon from an SAS... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Relations between Australia's special forces units on 'a perilous knife edge'2013 by a former senior commando officer, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Scanlan to th
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
2013 by a former senior commando officer, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Scanlan to the then Chief of Army, David Morrison and to Victoria Cross (VC) winner, SAS Corporal Mark Donaldson. The letters from Colonel Scanlon, obtained by the ABC, were... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Afghan Files expose deadly secrets of Australia's special forcesof Army David Morrison, exposes the rift between the SAS and 2 Commando. The l
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
of Army David Morrison, exposes the rift between the SAS and 2 Commando. The letter, in response to claims made by SAS Victoria Cross winner Mark Donaldson in his autobiography, said relations between the two units were on a "perilous knife... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Battersea council homes to be named after First World War heroesNew Battersea council homes will be named after First World War heroes awarded
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 10 days ago
New Battersea council homes will be named after First World War heroes awarded the Victoria Cross. Haine Court, Lascelles House and Edward Foster Court are being built on the Patmore and Savona housing estates, providing 57 new council. Awarded for... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Battle of Britain pilot to join Prince William for memorial flight anniversaryget badly wounded. But I lost four Hurricanes in the course of that time - one
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 12 days ago
get badly wounded. But I lost four Hurricanes in the course of that time - one of whom was with Nicolson who won the only Victoria Cross in flight command in the Second World War.” Hurricane pilot Tom Neil has a key role in the national event at... Read more
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Canberra Times
Big-name business figures back Laurie Daley to remain NSW Blues bossof the result in Wednesday's Origin decider. Daley recruited Gyngell, Bouris,
Canberra Times / Posted 12 days ago
of the result in Wednesday's Origin decider. Daley recruited Gyngell, Bouris, former NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell, Victoria Cross winner Mark Donaldson and other high-flyers to look after Blues players Boyd Cordner, Tyson Frizell, Aaron... Read more
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The Age
Big-name business figures back Laurie Daley to remain NSW Blues bossof the result in Wednesday's Origin decider. Daley recruited Gyngell, Bouris,
The Age / Posted 12 days ago
of the result in Wednesday's Origin decider. Daley recruited Gyngell, Bouris, former NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell, Victoria Cross winner Mark Donaldson and other high-flyers to look after Blues players Boyd Cordner, Tyson Frizell, Aaron... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Big-name business figures back Laurie Daley to remain NSW Blues bossof the result in Wednesday's Origin decider. Daley recruited Gyngell, Bouris,
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 12 days ago
of the result in Wednesday's Origin decider. Daley recruited Gyngell, Bouris, former NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell, Victoria Cross winner Mark Donaldson and other high-flyers to look after Blues players Boyd Cordner, Tyson Frizell, Aaron... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Hard-drinking rugby star who became war hero and original member of the SASand practical jokes. But he also became Britain’s most decorated soldier — only
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
and practical jokes. But he also became Britain’s most decorated soldier — only narrowly missing out on receiving the Victoria Cross. And it was all down to a series of daring raids in which he proved himself as fearless as he was ruthless.... Read more
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asianage
Forgotten tales of historyto a village in the Garhwal hills to meet the descendants of a soldier who went
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
to a village in the Garhwal hills to meet the descendants of a soldier who went to the Western Front and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery. The family still lives in the same village. I discovered the moving story of his widow... Read more
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The Courier
GLORY DAYS: 101 great Hunter momentsLexcen was named in his honour. He died suddenly of a heart attack in May, 198
The Courier / Posted 14 days ago
Lexcen was named in his honour. He died suddenly of a heart attack in May, 1988, at 52 years of age. Mark Donaldson wins Victoria Cross: September, 2008 Newcastle-born soldier Mark Donaldson was travelling in a coalition convoy in Afghanistan on... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Prince Philip: The styles and titles of the British royalVI made him a Knight of the Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 17 days ago
VI made him a Knight of the Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry and the most prestigious honour after the Victoria Cross and the George Cross in England. Membership of the order is limited to the monarch, the Prince of Wales, no... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Former Brit soldier awarded George Cross for Nairobi terror heroics shot twiceheld by pirates in Somalia. He said he was “tremendously honoured” to be hande
Daily Mirror / Posted 18 days ago
held by pirates in Somalia. He said he was “tremendously honoured” to be handed the medal, which is second only to the Victoria Cross, but said it brought back memories of the devastating attack. Mr Troulan said: “Militarily, you go on... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
The city museum that relives tales of top cops on trial of criminalspolice dogs who were brought in to tackle housebreakings to the story of Scotti
EveningTimes Online / Posted 20 days ago
police dogs who were brought in to tackle housebreakings to the story of Scottish policeman John McAulay who was awarded a Victoria Cross during World War I in between his service. The story of the Glasgow police, however, also has a dark side,... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Inside the city museum which tells the story of Glasgow's good cops and the criminalspolice dogs who were brought in to tackle housebreakings to the story of Scotti
EveningTimes Online / Posted 21 days ago
police dogs who were brought in to tackle housebreakings to the story of Scottish policeman John McAulay who was awarded a Victoria Cross during World War I in between his service. The story of the Glasgow police, however, also has a dark side,... Read more
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