World War II

  • Prince Philip’s naval ships

    Prince Philip’s naval ships

    Chris Graham on 24th November 2021

    Paul Brown describes the 14-year Royal Navy career of the late Prince Philip, who became HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

  • The Royal Navy’s Black Swans

    The Royal Navy’s Black Swans

    Chris Graham on 11th November 2021

    Conrad Waters charts the success of the Royal Navy’s Black Swan class specialised convoy-defence vessels during World War II.

  • Classic mobile catering vehicles

    Classic mobile catering vehicles

    Chris Graham on 18th October 2021

    Peter Esposito looks at the foreign vans in use as classic mobile catering vehicles, together with some indigenous types.

  • The first all-weather fire engines

    The first all-weather fire engines

    Chris Graham on 19th August 2021

    Ron Henderson discusses the belated introduction of the first, all-weather fire engines that protected crews from the weather and accidents.

  • P&O’s Far East Service ships

    P&O’s Far East Service ships

    Chris Graham on 8th August 2021

    Stephen Payne takes a nostalgic look back at the various ships that P&O operated on its once very popular Far East Service.

  • HMS Belfast reopens

    HMS Belfast reopens

    Chris Graham on 25th July 2021

    We’re delighted to report the planned reopening of HMS Belfast to the public, and the exciting improvements that have been made. HMS Belfast: It’s great news that this historic light cruiser is now open to the public once again, and…

  • Tiger class light cruisers

    Tiger class light cruisers

    Chris Graham on 29th June 2021

    Conrad Waters recounts the history of the Royal Navy’s three Tiger class light cruisers, which were first conceived during World War II.

  • Classic Morris commercials

    Classic Morris commercials

    Chris Graham on 25th June 2021

    Dick Furniss dips into his archive to present some wonderful images of classic Morris commercials he photographed in the 1980s.

  • More steam shovel history

    More steam shovel history

    Chris Graham on 20th March 2021

    Keith Haddock delivers another bucketful of steam shovel history as he continues his A-to-Z review with a look at some more, notable American manufacturers.