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“He spent his dear boy’s life for England” - The tragic story of 2/Lt Stewart Ridley


Engine failure was a persistent hazard for fliers during the Great War, often with fatal consequences.  Here we have the story of a gallant young airman who met his end in a dreadful way due to a malfunctioning engine. Stewart Ridley was born on 6 July 1896, the second son of Mr and Mrs T. W. Ridley of Willimoteswick, in Redcar, North Yorkshire, a…

Pyramids and Fleshpots


Stuart Hadaway - Pyramids and Fleshpots: The Egyptian, Senussi and Eastern Mediterranean Campaigns, 1914-16. Men in the trenches of the Western Front may have envied those who spent the war among the 'pyramids and fleshpots' of the exotic East, but the war in the desert was far from a picnic.  The defence of Egypt, and especially the Suez Canal, w…