Remembering RAF Lyneham

A bit of a flash back in time for me – and you – if you feel like looking through these two adventures l had back in the 1980’s. Both revolve around wonderul RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire – which was home to RAF Transport Command. Every overseas operation was supported by troops and supplies passing […]

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How Bath gave shelter to ‘The King of Kings’

Bath’s five-star Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel – ┬ábehind Sydney Gardens – is a building with a long and colourful history. Famous people as diverse as Winston Churchill and Joan Collins have slept under its roof. At different times – and periods of history – of course! Churchill came during the war when the hotel was […]

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Bath and the King of Kings

Bath has been called home by many people over the centuries but one of its more recent residents had more than a ‘Mr’ to his title. Haile Selassie 1, King of Kings, Lion of Judah and Emperor of Ethiopia, spent his exile in Bath. Those four years – 1936 to 1940 – and his subsequent […]

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