Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

The Royal Air Force turns 90

_44530353_john_thompson466

6 comments:

Neil Welton said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymousterry said...

Did you know that service personnel are now being warned not to wear their uniforms in public? Terry

Kipling said...

"Per ardua ad astra, semper"

It should be noted that the RAF's main predecessor, the Royal Flying Corp was founded 96 years ago next month, making the RAF-RFC the world's oldest airforce. 5 of the top ten aces of WWI were RFC pilots and 1 was from the Royal Naval Air Service, also folded into the RAF in 1918.

Beaverbrook said...

And 3 of the top 10 Great War aces were Canadian, 3 were German, 2 were English, 1 was French and 1 was South African.

In total, England had 601 aces, Germany 393, Canada 191, France 182, United States 123, Australia 75, Scotland 63, Austria-Hungary 49, South Africa 45, Italy 45, Ireland 33, Wales 22, Russia 19, New Zealand 13, Belgium 6 and India 1.

The Trusty Tory said...

Gotta love it!!!

Anonymousterry said...

Well typical of the backslappers ignore the obvious!

While you guys are busily talking up the RAF, the society that spawned that great weapon is falling apart around it!

The question is what are you guys going to do about it!

Terry, for the Australian Protectionist Party.