The British Glider Troops were tasked with seizing local landmarks (such as ‘Pegasus Bridge’) of tactical and strategic importance from the local Nazi German defenders – and hold these assets in the face of the expected Nazi German counter-attack. Meanwhile, Arthur Gibson (as a member of the Royal Navy) was busy protecting Northern Britain by preventing a Nazi German invasion – whilst keeping the sea lanes free of Nazi German ‘mines’ so that Allied Shipping could move (free of this risk) throughout the North Atlantic. This included the assisting of the Russian (Soviet) Arctic Convoys – although the presence of Nazi German U-Boats was an ever-present threat!
Category: RAF High-Speed Motor-Launches (Sea Rescue) WWII
An important and integral part of the UK’s defence during WWII. This service feature RAF recruits as sailors who aggressively sped to the rescue of downed airmen, sunk sailors and civilians in distress! Today, the antics of these brave people continue in the ‘Air Sea Rescue’ Service!
A ‘Red’ Remembrance Day! (12.11.2022)
In 1956 – the USSR was corrupted by Khrushchev’s corruption – and the Revolution lost its essential Marxist-Leninist character! Russia has been dealing with loss ever since the Russian Socialist Revolution of 1917! Today, many ordinary Russians hold right-wing and far-right viewpoints – believing that the West is attempting to corrupt the pure ‘White’ Russian character with ‘multiculturalism’ and ‘homosexuality’! It is perhaps one of the greatest ironies that these ideas of social organisation and tolerance toward ‘difference’ actually originated within the Soviet Union and spread to the West – permanently effecting Western cultural development forever! Our grandfathers and great grandfathers fought in WWI and WWII – and we are very proud of them!
Remembering the Fallen! (12.11.2022)
Around three million Czarist Russians were killed and/or wounded (fighting as an Ally of the UK) during WWI between 1914-1917! During 1917 – the Russian
UK: Remembering Our Grandparents on D-Day – 78-Years On! (6.6.2022)
Master Chan Tin Sang (1924-1993) fought in the People’s Militia in Hong Kong! Between 1941-1945, the Hakka Chinese people of the New Territories Area lost
A Betrayal of British Socialism – My Experience Interfacing with WWII UK Governmental Veteran and Historical Associations (2021)
As a working-class family with many surnames and ethnic strands, we have been proud of our ancestors who served in the British Armed Forces and
RAF High Speed Motor-Launches – Stornoway (1944) – As Recorded by Stephen Bone
From 2010-2013 I was in written and verbal communication with RNPS Veteran – George Smith (1924-2016) – who entrusted me with his life-story regarding his