Hugh, sorry to be a little unhelpful (as you are asking for more value-added responses!) but your record with previous timelines is such that I am a glutton for anything you care to share with us… please continue!!!
Personally I think that the problems that came to a head in the late 70s had built up over the previous 30 years, ever since the UK failed to re-invest in its industry post WW2. Reasons certainly include poor management as well as pig-headed labour coupled with what seems to be a government...
The most effective use of night fighters to defend the bomber stream is probably to use them as intruders - lurking over the night fighters bases to destroy them down there. Avoids any issues with identification and with finding the NFs in the first place
But why would he want to pace up and down at 3am with a wailing little princess over his shoulder when he could be sitting down teaching her how to type…?
(But seriously - many congratulations @diesal, take all the time you need. These are special moments )
Very sorry to hear this. We’ve lost 3 parents in the past 3 years and, even though they’d all had a good innings (all >80) it’s always tough. A shock even when it isn’t a surprise (And sometimes a relief too, sadly)
Fair enough and no doubt correct. Doesn’t mean all the land was normally left to lie fallow or used only for polo and pheasant coverts which appeared to be the implication. It was an important asset and generally worked accordingly
(but that’s enough about early 20c land use!)
Curious as to what “pleasure” you reckon the gentry was deriving and what else should have been done with the land? Even then it wasn’t exactly wall to wall private cricket pitches
Even a ’roll in the hay’ requires that the hay be bought in first…. any landowner who didn’t use their land...