#498 – North Truro Air Force Station

Normally my holiday photographs are restricted to family snaps and the places we go, however, I always keep my eye out to see if there’s anything worth making a detour for, for example, last year I visited the Telamon when in Lanzarote and I visited the PS Ryde in the Isle of Wight a few years back…

#485 – Rockets, Missiles and a corner of Cumbria

It was something of a surprise to me to learn that in the 1960’s, Britain had an advanced rocket program that was looking to launch rockets into space. Though my interest in aviation, I knew of the Blue Streak ballistic missile program which was cancelled but didn’t make the obvious leap to think of it’s…

#306 – Chatham Dockyard 1 – ships

DING, CLASH, DONG, BANG, BOOM, BOOM, RATTLE, CLASH, BANG, CLINK, BANG, CLATTER, BANG BANG BANG! What on earth is this! This is, or soon will be, the ACHILLES, iron armour-plated ship. Twelve hundred men are working on her now; twelve hundred men working on stages over her sides, over her bows, over her stern, under…