Scout Extras Additional material relating to the 1911 Tramping Camp. Songs,
sayings, trek carts, warrants and contemporary newspaper stories add a bit
of background to the main story..
Tale of Two Tapes A wee bit of humour. I was challenged to create a comic strip using
objects found in an office. This was triggered by the arrival of a new type of
sticky tape in the office. CAUTION: contains puns and, horror of horror,
From time to time I do some research on the family tree and pass on those
findings to my family. It is easy to forget who was told what so as an
experiment I have put some notes in a blog.
James Shaw (Tertius)
My father, James Shaw, served with the RAF in Canada and 140
Squadron in Europe during WWII as an engine fitter. He was able to pursue his interest
in things mechanical which continued throughout his career with the Rover
Company as a vehicle development and project engineer.
Recording Autodialler At the end of 1971, while at the University of Nottingham, I was looking for a project that combined my interest
in digital electronics and telephony. The recording autodialler was the
result. Nowadays it all comes built into the telephone.
Cell Controller As part of my MSc thesis at the University of Strathclyde I converted
a small conveyor line to computer control. The idea was that eventually it
would work in conjunction with a Rediffusion Reflex Robot.
Shaw Elders This is a trial of putting my family tree on the web. Are you part of
it? Only if you were born before 1917!
Rare Rovers - The Rover P7s Some notes on alternative engine prototypes based on the Rover 2000
(P6) by someone who was there, Rex Marvin.
John Tamsin's Bairns by Robert Couston I'm not one for poetry but somehow the message comes over better with
a wee bit o' the Scots tongue. I believe Robert Couston was a grocer and
amateur poet from Mussleburgh circa 1900.
Animations for The Young At Heart Some simple animations that were made with the children next door.
Supposedly made to educate and entertain them but more probably letting
me have a go at something I always fancied doing. (Animation hosted on
34 Wing Second Tactical Air Force 1943-1945
A Photo Reconnaissance wing of the RAF, formed to support the D-Day
invasion. Parent wing of 140 Squadron, 16 Squadron and 69 Squadron.
Primary aircraft: Mosquito PR Mk.XVI, Spitfire PR Mk.XI and Wellington PR
Jim Jam What do you do with a freezer full of fruit? Jim Jam!
Links to External Websites that may be of
The Incredible Vi Hart
Mathematician/Musician with an inventive approach to making her subject
interesting if not exhausting!.
34 Wing [Temporarily
A contemporary account of the RAF's 34 Wing during World War II. This wing
was formed to provide direct air support for the Allied Armies immediately
before and after the Operation Overlord invasion. These operations have
been given little public notice, having been overshadowed by the Battle of
Britain and bomber campaigns.
Flight Too Many: The Saga of a Young Spitfire Photographic Pilot in WW2
and Its Aftermath
Purchase the self-published account of H.J.S. Taylor, from his boyhood
interest in aviation, pilot training in the USA, operations with 16
Squadron RAF, crash, evasion and capture. Further chapters explore the
consequences of his evasion, research into 16 Squadron casualties,
Operation Market Garden, gliding at 70 and the art of Adriaen Hanneman
(1603-1671). 305 x 220 x 34 mm, 748 pages.
Canadians On Radar
Articles contributed by Canadian Radar technicians serving during WWII.
Includes AI, Oboe, Eureka, Rebecca, Gee, Loran, H2S and ASV.
John W. Lowrie
A tribute to a World War II aviator by his boyhood pal..
A lively blog by a young lady showing how she 'does' fashion on a tight
STC New Southgate
A memorial to the north London site of one of the United Kingdom's major
telephone manufacturers and those that worked there from 1922 to 2002.
Need an internal telephone system, telephone, data cabling, pabx
configuration or telephone servicing in the Montreal area? Then Jim's your
Jolyon de Fossard - Electrician
Domestic rewiring, industrial and commercial installations. Based in Bath,
UK, offering a first-class, personal service to his clients.