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Inscription of Birkenhead Memorial plaque

The Story of HMS Birkenhead, the ‘Birkenhead Drill’ and the origins of ‘women and children first’. On 7 January 1852, HMS Birkenhead, under the command of Captain Robert Salmond, began a fateful voyage to South Africa. The ship, built at … Continue reading

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The Canberra and the Falklands.

I have just finished reading “A Very Strange Way To Go To War” by Andrew Vine (published 2012 Aurum Press Ltd). It deals with the requisitioning and subsequent service of the Canberra in 1982 in the Falklands War. In fact … Continue reading

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