Tag Archives: James Farrar

Of service and sacrifice

So another Remembrance Day has faded from its annual blaze of red amid November’s greys. And this year, as so often before, I am left pondering the words of St. John (15:13): “Greater love hath no man than this, that … Continue reading

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The single eye

I have recently befriended a rather superb teacher of English, who chooses quite deliberately to teach war poetry in the summer. Not for her the narrow confines of the November window, with its poppy-wreathed procession of Owen and Sassoon. No, she … Continue reading

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Portrait of the artist as a young introvert

Sixty-seven years ago this month, an RAF Mosquito on patrol over the Thames was ordered to intercept an incoming V1 flying bomb. It never returned. Its pilot, Fred Kemp, left behind a wife and three young children. Its navigator, James … Continue reading

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