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Yorkshire Roots – Finding the Blue Bell

Searching for a pub in Yorkshire is something like looking for a needle in a haystack. Would you believe there were 3,700 pubs in the Yorkshire and Humber region in 2019? [1]     At least I had narrowed it down. I knew that I was looking for a pub in the...

Uncle Howard’s Last Flight

It was Uncle Howard’s last flight. He loved every minute of it. Howard Watt had flown everything from Curtiss JN-4 Canadian “Jennies” to four-engine Liberator wartime transports during his three decades in commercial aviation and RAF Ferry Command. To fly in a...

Remembering RAF Ferry Command Lives Lost

The Forgotten Command. That’s how some people refer to RAF Ferry Command. Remembrance Day is a good time to start remembering, Ferry Command existed for six years, from 1940 to early 1946. In that short time it recorded remarkable achievements, all the while...