Tag Archive: Aviation

A Lancaster in Flight

This weekend was very special for me, because it was the first time I saw an Avro Lancaster in flight. When I was a child I heard so much about the “Queen of the Sky”… Continue reading

Hopgood’s Courageous Run

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid in World War II, when Wing Commander Gibson led 617 Squadron into the heart of Germany to destroy the great dams of the… Continue reading

Murdoch Mysteries: Downton Abbey meets Midsomer Murders

On Monday evening the UK will be introduced to the new series of Murdoch Mysteries, a Canadian period crime drama. Set in Toronto at the turn of the century, our hero of the… Continue reading

Prince Harry: Frontline Afghanistan

Last night a new documentary hit our screens, taking us behind enemy lines with Prince Harry on his tour of duty in Afghanistan. The documentary was absolutely smashing, and showed us a side… Continue reading

H. M., the Ultimate Bond Girl

Last night’s Olympic opening ceremony showcased everything British (plus a few other things, too), and would not have been complete without a certain Mr Bond. 007 took the time out of his busy… Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Amelia Earhart

Today is the 115th birthday of American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Earhart (“air-hart“, I made that mistake once and it was a tad embarrassing in polite conversation…) was one of the most celebrated… Continue reading

Lady of the Week: The Avro Lancaster

A very special lady is 70 years young this weekend, the inimitable Avro Lancaster. The elegant, four-engined heavy bomber was a modified design of the less successful Avro Manchester, which ran on the tempestuous Rolls-Royce Vulture… Continue reading

Gent of the Week: Captain Harry Wales

As some of you may be aware, Prince Harry has been away to the States training to become a helicopter pilot for the Army Air Corps. This week he passed all the rigorous tests… Continue reading

Gent of the Week: Flight Lieutenant Wales

Prince William, second in line to the throne, has had an important week for his career as a helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue division. He arrived in the… Continue reading

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: Pan Am’s Back!

Many hearts were broken by the mysterious disappearance of the Clipper Majestic from our Saturday night screens, but it seems that our prayers have been answered and Pan Am will be back on… Continue reading