The Tin Hat on the Somme

| October 7, 2016

I Heard the Clang of a Bullet Some months prior to the attack on Regina Trench, 8 October 1916, Canadian troops were first issued with the steel helmet in the spring of 1916. Patented in London in 1915 by John Leopold Brodie of Buffalo, New York, the helmet came into general use when large quantities […]

Fleming. Valentine Fleming.

| October 5, 2012

Think Back and Remember A Scottish Major, serving with “C” Squadron of the Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars, Valentine Fleming served during the Great War being twice mentioned in despatches and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, announced 4 June 1917 in the Supplement to the London Gazette . Fleming was a Conservative Member of Parliament […]