Saluting the RAF Museum

Back in June, the RAF Museum launched a competition to design a poster. I decided to enter. I wanted to showcase the history of the RAF alongside its cutting edge technology so I produced three separate designs to show how they could be used as a series.

Just a little bit More

Next in this series of interviews with the cast of Band of Brothers, I caught up with Doug Allen who played Pvt. Alton More to find out more about his career, his interests and the legacy of Band of Brothers.

A picture paints a thousand words

I’ve recently finished my latest commission for a painting. I love being creative so it’s always a pleasure to do some artwork for others. The thought of someone having something I created hanging on their wall is very flattering so here’s some examples of my work. All done in acrylic on canvas.

A climb to raise money for veterans’ charities

On 29 May, Lindsey and I will be climbing Currahee Mountain in Georgia to raise money for the World War II Foundation and Royal British Legion. 3 MILES. 2 GIRLS. 1 MOUNTAIN. Currahee Mountain stands 800ft (240m) and was the training site of the American Paratroopers at Camp Toccoa during WWII, as featured in theContinue reading “A climb to raise money for veterans’ charities”

The Doc will see you now

Interview with Shane Taylor – Doc Roe from the WWII mini-series Band of Brothers. In 2001, HBO aired an American war drama that was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks which went on to win seven Emmys and a Golden Globe. The series was Band of Brothers. It follows the history of Easy Company,Continue reading “The Doc will see you now”

Band of Brothers Actors Reunion – Bastogne 2016

This past weekend I went to Bastogne, Belgium for the Band of Brothers Actors Reunion. On Saturday night, at the Bastogne War Museum, I attended a VIP dinner with the actors, sponsors, volunteers and other special guests. During the evening, Captain Dale Dye led the actors in a cadence and gave a very poignant speechContinue reading “Band of Brothers Actors Reunion – Bastogne 2016”

Sorry, this language is out of order

Being a proud (and irritating) member of the Grammar Police, I love learning more about language and how it works. I always get infuriated by misplaced apostrophes – I spotted two today! – and by the use of ‘of’ instead of ‘have’. Recently, I come across hyperbaton and I’m in love. I’ve never heard ofContinue reading “Sorry, this language is out of order”

Chernobyl: 30 years on

Three decades ago, an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant sent a plume of radioactive particles into the air. The cloud spread over much of Belarus and Ukraine – then western USSR – and Europe. A spike in radiation levels was even detected as far away as Trawsfynydd near Blaenau Ffestiniog and Wylfa onContinue reading “Chernobyl: 30 years on”