Portsmouth city centre in the United Kingdom was evacuated last night after the discovery of a massive unexploded Second World War bomb.
The 1100 pound bomb was found on the seabed while the harbour was being dredged in preparation for the arrival of royal aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Royal Navy bomb disposal experts began towing the bomb away from the waterfront at midnight. A controlled explosion will then be carried out in open waters around a mile and a half off the coast of the Isle of Wight. Continue reading
90-year-old war veteran Bernard Jordan made his way to France to commemorate the D-Day landings, that is after secretly slipping out of his old folks home.
The former Royal Navy officer told ITV tonight that he hoped he would not be in trouble when he returned.
Jordan was reported missing last night by staff at The Pines care home in Hove, Sussex, after embarking on his cross-channel trip for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Continue reading
These days just about anything can go viral, this time it is a letter written by a father addressed to his three adult children. Pops pulls no punches in getting right to the point, his kids have been an utter and complete disappointment, and now he’s put the whole mess in writing…
Dear All Three
With last evening’s crop of whinges and tidings of more rotten news for which you seem to treat your mother like a cess-pit, I feel it is time to come off my perch.
It is obvious that none of you has the faintest notion of the bitter disappointment each of you has in your own way dished out to us. We are seeing the miserable death throes of the fourth of your collective marriages at the same time we see the advent of a fifth.
We are constantly regaled with chapter and verse of the happy, successful lives of the families of our friends and relatives and being asked of news of our own children and grandchildren. I wonder if you realise how we feel — we have nothing to say which reflects any credit on you or us. We don’t ask for your sympathy or understanding — Mum and I have been used to taking our own misfortunes on the chin, and making our own effort to bash our little paths through life without being a burden to others. Having done our best — probably misguidedly — to provide for our children, we naturally hoped to see them in turn take up their own banners and provide happy and stable homes for their own children.
Fulfilling careers based on your educations would have helped — but as yet none of you is what I would confidently term properly self-supporting. Which of you, with or without a spouse, can support your families, finance your home and provide a pension for your old age? Each of you is well able to earn a comfortable living and provide for your children, yet each of you has contrived to avoid even moderate achievement. Far from your children being able to rely on your provision, they are faced with needing to survive their introduction to life with you as parents.
Talk about “home for the hostilities,” something tells me these kids had it coming.