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Brave As A Lion: The Life and Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough

By Christopher Brice “He is brave as a Lion but has no headpiece”. This was the considered opinion of a young officer, W.M. Stewart, who served under Hugh Gough (1779-1869) in India. Although not a word commonly used today, Collins … Continue reading

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Lieutenant Philip Monoux: The First Officer of the Household Cavalry Killed in Action, 1685

By Stephen Ede-Borrett The Royal Regiment of Horse was raised in 1660 from an ex-Republican Regiment and remained as the sole Regiment of Horse in the British Army when all others were converted to Regiments of Dragoon Guards in 1746 and … Continue reading

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Remembering the Centenary of the First Tank Crews who fought at the Somme

John Lennon’s maths teacher, the Scottish chemist Stuart Hastie (who introduced science into the whisky distilling process), the grandson of the social reformer Joseph Rowntree and the champion rose grower Bill Harkness… These are just four of the brave souls … Continue reading

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Somme Centenary Commemoration – Barnsley and Beyond by Jane Ainsworth

I knew that many of the men I researched for my book, Great Sacrifice: The Old Boys of Barnsley Holgate Grammar School in the First World War, had served on the Somme in 1916 from the 30 names in cemeteries or … Continue reading

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‘Farrar the Para’: The boy soldier who became a General

HE ran away from school and joined the Army under-age during the Second World War – rising through the ranks to command NATO’s Northern Region as a full General. Now, the life and campaigns of celebrated Royal Welch Fusilier, Gloucestershire … Continue reading

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