RIP Henry Allingham

July 18, 2009 at 8:18 am

113 years old, and a founder member of the RAF? What a life? A man born before heavier than air flight was even invented, Henry joined the Royal Naval Air Service at the outbreak of WW 1 (hurrah!) Then when the RAF was formed in 1918 he transferred (Boo!). Luckily […]

MI6 Boss has Facebook malfunction

July 5, 2009 at 9:42 am

Two words LACKS JUDGMENT. Read story here Hhmmm, thinks St C, he’s probably not best person for the job after all!!

How others see us???

June 19, 2009 at 10:16 am

There’s been blanket coverage here of the unrest which has followed Iran ’s disputed election. But imagine how our own political crisis looks from the Middle East . Do we really have any right to sit in judgment on other countries? Here’s how Tehran Television is reporting recent events in […]

Mitchell on The elderly & Bravery!

June 18, 2009 at 3:11 pm

This is one of his better rants.If you want to hear more, get over to

Remember the fallen

June 16, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I make no apologies that it’s not November, or that this is for Canadians. I’ve stood shoulder to shoulder with the canucks twice in my career, and I would do it again if I could. A nice touch is the propellers on the C-130.

Hackney Council hates soldiers

June 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Armed Forces Day – What is it? The first Armed Forces Day is 27 June 2009, and is an opportunity for the nation to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community. Every single council in the mainland, most in Northern Ireland (with […]

In Memorium

May 25, 2009 at 4:17 pm

St C had the pleasure to be present at an incredibly moving ceremony today. At 08:30 I was lined up with some 350 other people suitably dressed in tropical whites etc on the flight deck of HMS OCEAN. We were at the exact spot where, on the 10th of December […]

Time for a change – Expenses scandal

May 9, 2009 at 8:20 pm

It’s high time for a fundamental change. I know the Torygraph is attacking Labour MPs, but have you noticed the silence from the opposition. Perhaps a degree of “there but for the grace of God……”.It’s time for either the Military to take over for a few years until the whole […]

A Timeless Spot

April 20, 2009 at 9:31 pm

St C is currently enjoying the £0.73 a pint beer (Tim Taylors Landlord if you need ask) in the officers mess at RAF Uxbridge, home of the afformentioned 63 Squadron RAF Regiment (The Queens Colour Squadron). St C has a soft spot for The Queens Colour Squardon, as they are […]

British Army Hands over control to …….. The US ??

April 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Perhaps I’m reading this wrong. If our job in Iraq is done, and a famous victory has been won for the loss of only 179 British lives, why are we not handing over to the Iraqis? Hmmm St C is very confused.I’ve served there 3 times now, and have a […]