Despite the claims that air travel is the safest form of transport, why have so many aircraft crashed? Well it’s obviously down to a number of reasons but is there one overriding reason? Is there evidence of aircraft manufacturers cutting costs by cutting corners.
In the fledgling United States of America trouble was brewing when a new tax was introduced. Two simple men from poor backgrounds were set to become the first men accused of treason in this new democracy.
Today is my 64th birthday and it’s also a day of remembrance. Today we remember the murder of an estimated 6 million people at the hands of racist extremists. Today is International Remembrance Holocaust Day. This day has a somewhat special connection for me as well. My father, J.G. Sowler, was a sergeant in the […]
It was 140 years ago today, on 22nd January 1879, that Lieutenant John Chard was writing a letter home when he was disturbed by two men riding into his camp at the Rorke’s Drift Garrison in Zululand, South Africa. The two men were survivors from Isandlwana, where 1700 British soldiers had been killed by an […]