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February 2019: Islay

The Queen of the Hebrides takes some getting to but the effort is repaid a hundred-fold, and if you are hitting the island in the ...More
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The Duke of Edinburgh

Not everyones idea of a hero perhaps but we think the Duke deserves a little more from the British Media and Public - particularly as he becomes our longest serving Consort. With most of his generation now departed it is easy to forget that he served Great Britain with distinction in our navy, saw action on many occasions in the Mediterranean & Pacific and was mentioned in despatches and indeed decorated for Bravery. The Duke has continued his public work through his Duke of Edinburghs award scheme which has now run for over 50 years and has tirelessly accompanied the Queen on all of her gruelling foreign engagements.

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The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned. - Somerset Maugham
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Battle of Bramham Moor - 1408, Treaty of Westminster signed - 1674, First Man Utd Match at Old Trafford - 1910, 1st episode of Eastenders - 1985, Cocker's Contempt for Jackson at Brits - 1996
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