Tag Archives: Planes

100 years ago Aviators Alcock and Brown made their pioneering trans-Atlantic flight

Today, millions of people cross the Atlantic every year thanks to commercial air travel, but it’s easy to forget that it had never been done less than a century ago. Glasgow born Arthur Brown was shot down over Germany during … Continue reading

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The legendary Sopwith Camel – Icon of WW1 fliers

The first really star plane of the Royal AirForce was the Sopwith Camel which was already in service for the Royal Flying Corps. The Camel grew out of the Sopwith Pup, a little fighter introduced in 1916, but which was … Continue reading

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We’re all going on a summer holiday

It’s that time of year where many of us are bombarded with advertisements urging us to make bookings for our summer holidays.  For us it is the same routine most years with November to February mapping out great big ambitious … Continue reading

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Virgin: The best complaint letter in the world

I don’t know about you but I am no good at all at complaining at least not in person.  Being British means that it is generally better to be polite and unhappy than complain and be happy or even more … Continue reading

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