In Memoriam

I can’t let this sad week go by without expressing my own sadness at the death on Thursday of Queen Elizabeth II. This is a key moment in our history. She was our sovereign for 70 years and I have been conscious of her presence as our Head of State throughout my whole life. IContinue reading “In Memoriam”

VE Day, 9 May 1945

Here is a one-off blog post for this day, 9 May 2015, on the 70th anniversary of VE day (victory in Europe). My father was in Germany on that day, as a captain in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and he wrote letters home, one to his mother on the 7 May and anotherContinue reading “VE Day, 9 May 1945”

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