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Richard Thurlow
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Blimey, not another year.
I see it's been nearly a year since my last post and that was just a 'holding' post, explaining why I hadn't written anything for months and months. Well, here goes, another 'holding' post and, I hope, the start of a new wave of informative and highly amusi...
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I've been 'off air'
My regular reader will be wondering why I have not been reporting on my recent activities. In fact, I don't think I've posted anything since the middle of last year. So, if you've missed my ramblings, I'm sorry and hope to put things right. My voluntary wor...
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Suffgolk Lowland Search and Rescue
Meet one of the latest SuLSaR recruits going through his basic training...
Suffgolk Lowland Search and Rescue
Suffgolk Lowland Search and Rescue
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New Activities
In addition to my jaunts on Skylark, I have now joined the Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SuLSar). It's exactly like Mountain Rescue but without the hills. So far, I have had basic training to be a Search Technician and have been called out a couple of ...
New Activities
New Activities
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First Boat Inspection
Just before her fourth birthday (28 April 2016), I booked Skylark in for her first Safety Inspection and she passed with flying colours. I shouldn't have been surprised but it was a bit of a relief. Incidentally, I was told by the Inspector that my Gas Regu...
First Boat Inspection
First Boat Inspection
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Mons
After Waterloo, I headed down to Mons, the location of the first British engagement in late August 1914. It was here that the British Expeditionary Force had to hold the Germans along the   Mons-Condé Canal. While the Germans were taken by surprise followin...
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Battle of Waterloo
OK, this is something we all learn about at school, but until you've been there, I don't think you can have any idea what was involved. The main battle was fought on 18 June 1815 and we all know that the Duke of Wellington's army beat Napolian's, but did yo...
Battle of Waterloo
Battle of Waterloo
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Return to Calais via Dinant and Namur
Dinant has a small but dominant citadel perched high above the town. This is well worth a visit as it's got quite and interesting history especially during the first few months of the First World War when German troops attacked the town and killed hundreds ...
Return to Calais via Dinant and Namur
Return to Calais via Dinant and Namur
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Dancing with the Enemy
I mentioned in my last post how good the main museum is in Bastogne. It really is well worth a visit. It's informative, interesting and enjoyable - and it's free. You just have to remember, you can't show yourself around unguided but, to be honest, the guid...
Dancing with the Enemy
Dancing with the Enemy
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Normandy and Bastogne 1944/45
I've just returned from 10 days away in France and Belgium - not in the boat (obviously) but in the new Land Rover. The first 4 days were spent with my younger son Ben exploring the museums and battle sites of the Normandy Beaches. Not much has changed sinc...
Normandy and Bastogne 1944/45
Normandy and Bastogne 1944/45
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