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Battle of Waterloo commemorative issued… by France!

This year will mark the bi-centennial anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. But, despite Napoleon’s defeat taking place a distant 200 years ago, it seems that it is still a delicate subject for the French… or is it? In March, … Continue reading

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Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip honour Battle of Britain heroes today

The Queen visited Kent today where she opened the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s new visitor centre at Capel-Le-Ferne near Folkestone. The new centre, built in the style of a Spitfire’s wings, is aimed at educating and informing visitors about … Continue reading

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The story behind the Winston Churchill £5 Coin

This year a brand new £5 coin has been issued to commemorate Sir Winston Churchill, and it features a never-seen-before effigy of the great man. Designed by renowned sculptor and artist David Cornell FRSA, the new portrait shows a defiant Churchill in … Continue reading

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