Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day


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Congratulations to the Australian Defence Force cricket team who beat the The UK Armed Forces Cricket Association yesterday by 195.

The match at Lord's Cricket Ground marked the anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles, where more than 5000 Australian soldiers died.

- With Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force
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Everyone's talking about the new BFG movie, but did you know that author Roald Dahl was also a WW2 air ace in the Royal Air Force? #SaluteOurForces ...

Everyone knows the famous author Roald Dahl for his adventurous children's stories, but not many people know that he was also a daring RAF Air Ace in World War 2. Indeed, some of his stories were even inspired by his time flying Hurricanes and other aircraft over Africa. With #RoaldDahl being celebrated for his 100th birthday along with the release of #TheBFG and a BBC Documentary (which can be seen here: bbc.in/29CYZYK ) we spoke with Dr Ross Mahoney from the The Royal Air Force Museum, London, to find out about the author's life before books.

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