Category Archive: British Icons

RAF Bomber Command Memorial Portraits

This morning The Telegraph published a series of moving portraits of surviving veterans of Bomber Command, the RAF strike force that flew combat missions over Europe (and beyond) in the Second World War.… Continue reading

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It’s noisy. It’s cold. It’s pitched black. Outside the clouds whoosh past. Occasionally the moon and the stars shine through the higher cloud. You are flying in…

Thank You from H. M. Queen Elizabeth II

Britain goes back to work today following a fantastic four day national holiday. Up and down the country, as well as across the entire Commonwealth, colonies, and Crown dependencies, millions of people have… Continue reading

Happy Diamond Jubilee, H. M. Queen Elizabeth II

It is sixty years today since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, England. She was proclaimed the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and… Continue reading

Engelbert Humperdink Croons for Britain at Eurovision 2012

Last night Engelbert Humperdink, the Anglo-Indian singer who has sold over 150 million records worldwide, represented the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2012. He sang a very moving ballad, which no doubt got all… Continue reading

Diamonds and Dynasties: Joan Collins Meets H. M. The Queen

Celebrated glamour icon Joan Collins, infamous for her fabulous┬ároles in The Bitch and Dynasty (as well as her entertaining Twitter feed), celebrated her birthday last night in London. Dressed to kill, and dripping… Continue reading

The Diamond Jubilee Flypast

At the weekend the Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, reviewed thousands of her troops at Windsor Castle to mark her Diamond Jubilee. The highlight of the day was the flypast by… Continue reading

A Very Royal Lunch

Yesterday afternoon her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II hosted a once-in-a-lifetime lunch at Windsor Castle. To celebrate her Diamond Jubilee, H.M. invited a selection of monarchs from across the world for an intimate lunch… Continue reading

Regal in Red, H. M. Re-Opens the Cutty Sark

In 1869 a top of the range British icon was born. She was the Cutty Sark, the fastest and most advanced clipper ship that had ever been built. Built for speed, her aim… Continue reading