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Take a tour of the biggest purpose built air raid shelter in the UK: In pics

April 7th, 2015

These tunnels that were dug into the sandstone cliffs running alongside the river Mersey in Stockport bacame state of the art in 1930s Britain, with electric lighting and flush toilets, and could hold up to 6,500 people

Picture: Dan Rowlands/Mercury Press & Media Ltd


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Royal tour: WW2 Spitfire pilot tells story of New Zealand fighter ace

April 9th, 2014

Mr Bunt will tell the Duke and Duchess the extraordinary story of his former station commander Lt Keith “Grid” Caldwell, New Zealand’s highest-scoring fighter ace of the Great War.

Caldwell, who survived the First World War, served as an officer in the Second World War and lived until 1980, was facing certain death when his biplane was damaged at 7,000ft, but managed to guide it down towards the ground by stepping out onto the wing and using his body weight to stabilise it while leaning into the cockpit and holding the joystick.

Mr Bunt gave The Telegraph a preview of the story he will tell the Duke on a visit that he is sure the Duke, himself a pilot, will thoroughly enjoy.


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