Posts will be light …

… and probably non-existent over the next few days. The most seasonal interwebnet link I can find is this one, which shows figures who may well be officers from a Bomber Command squadron playing in the snow outside the Petwood Hotel, sometime during the war. No guarantee that anyone from 617 Squadron was involved!

Back in the New Year. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all friends of this blog — Charles Foster.

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Two Peter Jacksons – there are only two Peter Jacksons…

Dambuster aficionados know full well that the scheduled remake of the 1955 film is in the (we hope safe) hands of Mr Peter Jackson, with the multi-talented Mr Stephen Fry providing the words. (Can he improve on the beautifully understated script of R C Sherriff?) But football fans know that there is another Peter Jackson closely associated with events in the so-called Bomber County. This is the bearded one’s namesake, the manager of Lincoln City FC, the mighty Imps, who have just finished a middling season by coming 15th in League Two (what in the old days we used to call the Fourth Division). And, it turns out, this Mr Jackson has recently returned to his post after a skirmish with throat cancer. We wish him well and hope the fans greet him with a blast of their favourite tune (you know – the Eric Coates one) on the first game of next season.