X.1: The Royal Navy’s Mystery Submarine

The ‘X’ stood for experimental, but it might equally have meant extraordinary, exotic or extravagant, as this giant submarine attracted superlatives – … [Read more...]





British Steam Patriots – Celebrating the New National Memorial Locomotive

The Patriot class, often referred to as 'Baby Scots', were an immediate success displaying consistently good performance. The class was withdrawn … [Read more...]





Up in Harm’s Way – Flying with the fleet air arm

This book covers the author's flying career from the finish of World War II until his final appointment as CO of the Naval Test Squadron at Boscombe … [Read more...]





Crossing the Rapido – A Tragedy of World War II

The Rapido River was the last natural barrier between General Mark W. Clark’s Fifth U.S. Army and Rome. Always aware of publicity, Clark wanted … [Read more...]





Derbyshire Day Out – just the ticket

East Midlands Trains has announced the launch of a new all-inclusive ticket to encourage leisure travellers from London to have a summer day out in … [Read more...]





London residents offered free family history advice

London residents are being offered a chance to search their family history during Adult Learner's Week. Free access to computers and online … [Read more...]





The Grand Fleet – Warship Design and Development 1906-1922

The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 ushered in one of the most rapid periods of warship development in history; and only ten years after this … [Read more...]