Category Archives: Services

Flying Lions: Elfed Jones

Flying Lions: Elfed Jones

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF.
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Lest We Forget – Walter Riddle Sutherland (Scotland) 04/10/1918

More than 60 Scottish rugby internationals have come from the Hawick club in the borders of Scotland but few have been more beloved than Walter “Wattie” Sutherland who was killed by a stray enemy shell in the village of Hulluch in France on 4th October 1918 aged twenty seven. Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Frank Jacob Gard (USA) 29/09/1918

Frank Jacob Gard (1892-1918) was a flanker who captained Stanford University and the All-American team that played Australia (1912) and New Zealand (1913).  He was a Lieutenant in the infantry who was killed in action at the Battle of Argonne Forest, France. Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Peter Larter

Flying Lions – Peter Larter

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF. Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Ken Jones

Flying Lions: Ken Jones

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF.
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Flying Lions: Bleddyn Williams

Flying Lions: Bleddyn Williams

Continuing our series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF. Continue reading

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Flying Lions: Rory Underwood

Flying Lions: Rory Underwood

First of a series of biographies by David Smith, covering some of the British & Irish Lions who served with the RAF. Continue reading

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