Victoria Crosses to the Airborne

By Paul Raison

On 29th January 1856, Queen Victoria instituted the Victoria Cross to reward extreme valour in the face of the enemy. Since then, there have been just 1,358 awards of the Victoria Cross, including three bars for second …


By Myles Sanderson

On the 70th anniversary of VJ Day in August 2015, The Times published the following letter from me:

“Sir, In March 1944 my late father John Sanderson, a captain in 152nd Battalion of 50th Indian Para Brigade