Hermes

 

  • POEM OF THE MONTH by Jock Love
    For those of us,who have shared…..,that uncertain moment. Of hostile shores, of unknown obstacles. For those…….,that made that beach,and beyond .I salute you …..Class of 44!From a world away…..and the Class of 82.Envy …….sometimes, doesn’t cover it, Jimbo. It was, indeed …….an adventure . A place in history. A part of something,that only those,that were there, will ever know. Momentous.Better us…..than the message, on the door.“Ammunition expended,God save …
  • SANGSAK 1944 – PART 1
    THE INDIAN ARNHEM by Myles Sanderson Foreword by the Editor If the small groups of 50th (Indian) Para Bde survivors who made it back through the jungle to Imphal felt defeated, they were wrong. They had in fact obtained a Phyrric victory because their heroism and that of of their dead and wounded comrades had rendered possible the British victories at …
  • 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 awards. Of the eight VCs to soldiers of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, six were posthumous. Lance Corporal Joshua …
  • ATHENA –– WOMEN WITH WINGS
    By Prosper Keating “THE MEN WON’T LIKE IT IF WE LET WOMEN HAVE PARACHUTE WINGS!” We do not know who might have said this during the 1939-1945 War but someone decided to make it impossible for women serving with the British Armed Forces to earn the ‘Parachute with wings’, as King’s Regulations –– and, after 1953, Queen’s Regulations –– describe …
  • POEM OF THE MONTH
    Chosen for Hermes by The Airborne Poet Jim “Jock” Love.