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May 20 -

Today is the 80th Anniversary of the day Charles Lindbergh made his historic non-stop flight across the Atlantic. Lindbergh took off in the "Spirit Of St. Louis" from New York City and 33-and-a-half hours later he landed in Paris, France. A true aviation hero

http://www.charleslindbergh.com/

May 21 -

During the night on May 21, the British made an amphibious landing on beaches around San Carlos Water, on the northern coast of East Falkland. The bay, known as Bomb Alley by British forces, was the scene of repeated air attacks by low-flying Argentine jets.

By dawn the next day, they had established a secure beachhead from which to conduct offensive operations. From there Brigadier Thompson's plan was to capture Darwin and Goose Green before turning towards Stanley.

We had Maggie Thatcher (And her handbag!) in our local town last Saturday to open a memorial to the men who lost their lives.

Daily Telegraph

More to come, if anyone else has any notable days please feel free to attach!

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Ahhh, Maggie Thatcher....now there's a real man! She's very well regarded on this side of the ocean,

as is Tony Blair. Though I believe their domestic political leanings are quite different, both were perceived

here to be capable and dependable allies of the US.

 

One of my three heroes is Winston Churchill, but he's another story...in six volumes.

 

John

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