The unique history of the Corps of Commissionaires

The legacy of the oldest security firm in the world by Evelyn McKechnie The Corps of Commissionaire has a unique place in British history concerning the employment of injured soldiers. It achieved long term goals and invoked wider debate regarding the employment of disabled veterans and the responsibility of the state, paving the way forContinue reading “The unique history of the Corps of Commissionaires”

The Clydebank Blitz

by Evelyn McKechnie At 11.15 BST on 3rd September 1939, the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, announced that the British deadline for the withdrawal of German troops from Poland had expired. Britain and France were now at war with Germany. Objectives of German Bombing Within four weeks of war being declared, Germany had planes flying overheadContinue reading “The Clydebank Blitz”