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Our April 2017 Newsletter

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  Wellington Quarry, Arras Welcome to the April Branch Newsletter, I hope that you are able to enjoy the sunnier weather that we have been having.  This month’s topical picture is of one of the exits from the Wellington Quarry in Arras, from which the attacking troops left the safety of the underground tunnels and advanced to the German lines a…


Our March 2017 Newsletter

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  Welcome to the March Newsletter.  Those of you able to come to our meetings will, I am sure, agree with me that we have already had a diverse and fascinating selection of talks so far this year.  Many thanks to Nigel and Norman for their hard work in arranging this for us.  The topical picture this month is of HMS Hardy an  Acasta-class destro…


007: Spring 1983

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021: Winter 1987

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026: Summer 1989

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'William Harold Coltman VC' a talk by his great-grandson Tim Coltman

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Tim Coltman, William Harold Coltman VC's great-grandson, will give this talk. William Harold Coltman was the most decorated NCO in the British Army in the Great War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Conduct Medal & Bar and the Military Medal & Bar.   He was a Stretcher Bearer. According to the Staffordshire Re…


Major General Price-Davies The Letters of VC CB CMG DSO: From Captain to Major-General 1914-18

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Peter Robison (Ed) The History Press, Gloucs, £14.99, 255pp, 18 ills, detailed notes & refs, bibliog, index ISBN 978-0-7524-8736-6 Book Review by Andy Thompson Major General Price-Davies Price-Davies, awarded the VC during the Boer War, was comfortable, middle class and well connected (his brother in law was FM Sir Henry Wilson). He landed i…


The Road to Victory 1918

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Book review by Anne Clayton. The Road to Victory 1918 covers the fifty days between 8 August and 26 September when the Allied advance gathered momentum, from the first efforts east of Amiens, southwards to Peronne and then swinging to the north-east. Accounts are given of the sixty-four Victoria Crosses won during this time, including Scottish-bor…


'The story of the two crosses – William Coltman VC' by Tim Coltman

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William Coltman is arguably one of the bravest and heroic men to have served in our armed forces during  World War One. All of his awards for bravery and valour were gained without him firing a single shot. During World War One, William served as a stretcher bearer with The North Staffordshire Regiment, who through amalgamation are now the 3rd Bat…