Armed Forces Day 23-6-19.

A trip to St, Neots on a Sunday afternoon for the annual Armed Forces weekend event, was a last minute  order of the day, or afternoon in my case. Officially known as the St Neots Armed Forces Gala weekend it takes place every year and it is to show support for men and women of the… Read More »

Biggleswade Carnival. 22-6-19

With the recent unpredictable weather of late hopes were pinning on a good sunny day for this years carnival procession though my home town of Biggleswade. The Biggleswade carnival parade goes back as far as 1957, then the carnival Queen was  Josie Dobson this year it is the turn of Niamh Hanahoe to be Queen.… Read More »

Daks Here & Daks There Pt-2 2-6-19

As part of my Daks over Normandy week , Pt-2  of my blog contains the rest of the UK assembled Dakotas at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. It was early doors for me on the Sunday to take the short trip to nearby Duxford airfield to witness the rest of the USA contingent and the arrival of… Read More »

Daks Here & Daks There Pt-1, 1-6-19

This week sees a gathering of C-47 and the civilian DC-3, commonly known as the Dakota, to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, on June 6th. The assembly  point of these aircraft took place at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, where 15 Dakotas from all around the USA started to assemble at Duxford towards… Read More »

Madingley Remembers 27-5-19.

With the bank holiday weather being a bit mixed a trip to the Cambridge American cemetery at Madingley for their memorial day. Memorial day is traditionally  held on the last Monday in May, it is time for Americans to reflect on and honour the service all those who lost their lives in service of the United States… Read More »

Stoke Bruerne 25-5-19

Stoke Bruerne is a small village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, 15 miles north of Milton Keynes along the A-508. As the weather was going to be decent my friend and I decided to take the short trip out for the day, mind you I was expecting to see  a lot of visitors here… Read More »

New Arrivals Pt-2

It’s been nearly a month since I photographed the goslings here  at the RSPB headquarters, Sandy, and in that time they have grown quite a bit. So the state of play is, we had 3 sets of goslings this time, the first to arrive we had 6, the next to arrive 2 weeks later we… Read More »

Those Magnificent Men 18-5-19

Cameras packed, batteries all charged up and of course the picnic all sorted, all in the name of another  Shuttleworth  fix. This time it was the first flying evening of the Shuttleworth flying calendar, 2019,  and what a show it was. During the day I was checking the weather forecast every hour to see were the rain… Read More »

Eagles And Vipers 13-5-19

It was early doors for me on Monday, as a planned trip to the fence line at  RAF Lakenheath was on the agenda. Arrived early so I could get a reasonable spot to park the car, to my astonishment the place was packed,  by 0730 am it was rammed all along the approach end to runway… Read More »

Ickwell May Day 6-5-19

A short visit to nearby  Ickwell for the Annual May Day festival was the order of the day. Ickwell is a hamlet in a leafy part of Bedfordshire 3 miles west of Biggleswade, with the settlements of Upper and Lower Caldecote, Thorncote,  Brook End, Vinager Hill and Budna, the hamlet of Ickwell makes up the civil… Read More »