Dead Admirals Society, Part 4

Some new memorials today, in what will be the final post in this series for a few weeks – next week, I’ll return to other matters! *** In the summer, I gave a talk on Cornwall’s place in naval history as part of the Penzance Literary Festival. We also managed to fit in a number […]

Orkney and Shetland Road Trip, Part 2

A terrific day of naval heritage, stunning scenery and very high winds on the Orkney island of Hoy! The ferry deposited us at Lyness, which from 1917 was the Royal Navy’s principal base for the Scapa Flow anchorage, home to the Grand Fleet in the First World War and the Home Fleet in the Second. […]