Under marble shields

Today marks the anniversary of the start of one of the most bloody battles of World War One. The Battle of the Somme. The battle took place between the 1st of July and the 18 November in 1916 and which by the end of the battle the British Army had suffered 420,000 casualties including nearlyContinue reading “Under marble shields”

Final Journey

The funeral of World War Two veteran Thomas Cox, 90, from Stockton takes place at St Bede’s Chapel at Teesside crematorium earlier this morning. After Mr Cox, who served with the Royal Pioneer Corps, died no other family members could be traced and after a social media appeal went out for people to attend soContinue reading “Final Journey”

Pickering wartime and 1940’s weekend

Once again the wartime and 1940’s weekend brought re-enactors, enthusiasts and visitors to Pickering and the surrounding areas to turn the clock back for a short time and immerse themselves into a bit of wartime nostalgia for the weekend…   See more of my work on my website and blogsā€¦ HERE Images copyright Ian ForsythContinue reading “Pickering wartime and 1940’s weekend”

Exercise ‘Medical Challenge’

Doctors, nurses and medical staff from throughout the North East put their medical skills to the test Army style today as they took part in Exercise ‘Medical Challenge’. The competition, which attracted participation from over 200 medical and support staff, was designed to give the medics and their NHS trusts and universities an insight intoContinue reading “Exercise ‘Medical Challenge’”

Medal parade in Richmond

Soldiers from K (Hondeghem) Battery 5th Regiment Royal Artillery paraded through the grounds of Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire today during a ceremony to present them with Afghanistan operational medals. The Battery held the parade to mark the end of the Regiment’s period of operations in Afghanistan and their deployment on Herrick 20. It wasContinue reading “Medal parade in Richmond”