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World War Two – The Fort Record

World War Two – The Fort Record

I recently came across the Fort Log for World War Two and up to the start of the demilitarisation of the Island in 1957 together with a Royal Engineer survey and a couple of photos of the same era. The Fort Record isn’t a daily diary of the period but is in 3 parts....
THE PLYMOUTH DEFENCE SCHEME OF 1911

THE PLYMOUTH DEFENCE SCHEME OF 1911

The Plymouth Defence Scheme was a secret military document only to be enacted on orders from the War Office – the then Ministry of Defence. It was the plan for the reinforcement needed to defend Plymouth and the naval base at Devonport by regular troops and by...
Four More Island Births Discovered

Four More Island Births Discovered

There are now nine births on the Island we know about. Five were known about previously, George Woodhead born in 1845 who enlisted in the 11th Regiment of Foot, later the Devonshire Regiment and served for 35 years. In 1849 Margaret Wilson was born then in 1875...