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!
Erasure: The 1394 Story of Eleanor Rykener! (3.2.2023)
The purpose of Socialist (Communist) dialectics, however, is to seek-out historical evidence and generate a ‘Scientific’ analysis of the situation – whilst firmly rejecting the exploiting and oppressive ideology of the Bourgeoisie! The Bourgeoise Establishment has not always supported the pink community, but has actively striven to ‘remove’ all evidence of pink behaviour from the history books, whilst portraying pink behaviour as being only a modern invention and the perverted outpourings of sick minds! This is the Bourgeois practice known as ‘Erasure’ – designed to brainwash school children into thinking a vital element of the human sexual past did not exist! The case of Eleanor Rykener – who was caught having sex ‘in the wrong place’ in London – with the Churchman named ‘John Britby’ – is proof amongst many others that gayness and transgenderism has existed for hundreds and thousands of years and that Marxist-Leninists should get used to this fact and jettison any conservative notions toward morality they may (or may not) be harbouring.
Monument: Water-Trough and Cross – William Francis Gamul Farmer (1812- 1860) – BellGate Entrance – (East) Nonsuch Park [Cheam] (11.8.2022)
Willian Francis Gamul Farmer married one ‘Matilda Farmer (nee ‘Wilkinson’) [1815-1889] and produced eleven children with here – seven boys and four girls. The names of his children were William Robert Gamul Farmer, Thomas Allix Farmer, Matilda Frances Farmer, George Lancelot McLean Farmer, Margaret Anna Farmer, Emily Mary Farmer, Charles Edward Farmer, Revd. James Edmund Gamul Farmer, Henry Lowth Farmer, Catherine Augusta Farmer and Francis Colebrooke Farmer. He inherited from his grandfather when aged 26 years old (in 1838) and again from his father – William Meeke Farmer (1778-1840) – when he was 28 years old in 1840! This is why he lived the care-free life associated with the landed gentry. Willian Francis Gamul Farmer was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey before reaching the Office of High Sheriff of the County of Surrey – when he received his appointment in 1849 (when he was around 37 years old). Indeed, so important a person was he – that an oil painting was commissioned to record this important event – which seems to show him around 37 years old (although I cannot find any verification for the date or the name of the artist, etc).
Emails: Donetsk, Bombs and Bullets! (12.4.2022)
Both grandfathers were staunch Socialists and joined-up to fight Hitler and support the USSR! Both had pondered fighting in the Spanish Civil War but were too young or hindered by family issues. So much of that time informs or present and we cannot understand how ordinary British people are allowing a far-right Tory government to force us – as a nation with a proud anti-fascist history – to support a bunch of cut-throats and paedophiles who worship Hitler and hate Russia!
RAMC Holton Park Military Hospital (East Oxfordshire) – 1944-1961
My maternal grandmother -Winnifred Gibson (1918-1999) – worked as the Manager of the NAAFI in RAMC Holton Park [Wheatley] Military Hospital in post-WWII East Oxfordshire.
Coniston: Letter From The John Ruskin Museum (3.8.2011)
I wrote quite a long article about John Ruskin’s rather ornate grave-stone – which is really a quite wonderful, and very large Celtic Cross, engraved