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Friday, 28 July 2017

Quiz

I've made a quiz!

I see lots of quizzes on social media with titles like, "1 million people tried but so far only 1 person was able to score a perfect 10" and "Only those who have an IQ of 135 or up will score a perfect 10" and they get shared around. A lot. I started thinking about how a quiz could be used to tell more people about Glarnies, Green Berets & Goons and here's what I came up with…

By Royal Command-o!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

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I'll be running another competition for supporters when Glarnies, Green Berets and Goons reaches 25% funding and the prize this time will be a programme from the 1952 Royal Variety Performance. Anything you can do to help reach this milestone would be very much appreciated, be that persuading friends to support the book, sharing the link on Facebook or Twitter - whatever is within your power!

Commando Training in the 1940s

Thursday, 6 July 2017

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The Commandos were formed in 1940 after the colossal military disaster of Dunkirk when Britain's morale was plummeting. In June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote to the Chiefs of Staff proposing the raising of a special force to enable Britain to regain the upper hand.

The Commando Basic Training Centre was located in the house and grounds of the 24th chief of Clan Cameron, Donald Cameron…

My family and other flapdoodles

Friday, 23 June 2017

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Programmes like Who Do You Think You Are? are fascinating but it's not just celebrities who have interesting family backgrounds; in my experience of family history research, everyone has a noteworthy character or two among their ancestors or long-hidden secrets waiting to be uncovered. I really enjoy delving into the past (which is why I'm offering family history research as a couple of the rewards…

Goon With The Wind

Friday, 9 June 2017

Goonwind

While we pause between elections here in the UK, I wanted to let you know that I'll be running a supporters-only competition next week. Up for grabs will be a first edition of Max Geldray's autobiography, 'Goon With The Wind' (I think that's such a clever title!) and what's more, there's a hand-signed photo of Max taped to the inside of the book.

When the Goon Show first started as 'Crazy People…

Video billed the radio stars!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Grafton's ph

Glarnies, Green Berets & Goons launched just over a week ago so I thought it was about time I said hello.

Hello!

I'd like to tell you a little more about Grafton's pub where my video was filmed. Making the video was a very interesting and exciting experience for me (not just because I got to enter a pub at 9 o'clock in the morning!) as with no one else in there, it made it much easier to imagine…

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