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GAIUS 1999-2018

Posted: December 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Farewell and rest in peace little man,

my heart is broken

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Laibach!!!!

Posted: December 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

My Favourite Things…….

Posted: November 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 


I still have to pinch myself that this has actually happened. Over 2.5 years in the making from my original email to the Parish Council leading to my involvement and determination to push this through. I am so proud of the parishioners who donated so generously to this cause that I hold so dear. Those dark days walking on my own a 30 square mile parish through mud and snow with begging letters seem like a distant memory.


Short clip on ITV Meridian of the Service. After over 2 & a half years of hard work my efforts have finally come to fruition

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2018-10-21/countrys-newest-war-memorial-dedicated-in-sussex/


Even back then, the future England Manager clearly had a penchant for waistcoat’s (and blue shirts). Circa 1992 or 1994 Crystal Palace end of season Player of the Year disco at “Crystals”.

02 waistcoat

Note below, the sartorial lengths Mr Southgate has gone to by unbuttoning the bottom button after Edward VII’s innovation thanks to his ever expanding waistline or dandy Beau Brummel’s habit of wearing 2 waistcoats and wanting  his admirer’s to the see both articles of clothing.

waistcoat 01

 

 


Defence of the Realm

Gladiator vs CR.42

“Battle of the last Biplanes”

In the second half of the 1930s the days of the biplane were well and truly numbered. With emphasis on speed the monoplane offered significant drag reductions while the biplane was reaching the limits of what it could safely fly. That being said however the biplane would continue in frontline service right through World War II especially in some of the lower intensity zones.

Two of the best biplane fighters of the war were the British Gloster Gladiator and the Italian Fiat CR.42. Both these designs were the best biplane fighters of their respective nations and also the last to be built and it would be these two fighters that would meet in the early days of the North Africa campaign. With both designs being the epitome of biplane fighter design for their respective nations the question must be asked; which was better?

Role

Both…

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