William Baring du Pré
Colonel William Baring du Pré DL (5 April 1875 – 23 August 1946) was a British Conservative Party politician.Du Pré was educated at Winchester College and the RMA and was originally commissioned...
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Donington Castle
Donington Castle was in the village of Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England to the north of East Midlands Airport (grid reference SK448276).This early 12th-century castle was held by the de Lac...
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William Buckingham
William Buckingham VC (February 1886 – 15 September 1916) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awar...
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Hugh Logan (cricketer)
Hugh Logan (10 May 1885 – 24 February 1919) was an English cricketer. Logan was a right-handed batsman. The son of Liberal Party politician John William Logan and Maud Logan, he was born at Ea...
RAF Bruntingthorpe
Royal Air Force Station Bruntingthorpe or more simply RAF Bruntingthorpe is a former Royal Air Force station located 4.2 miles (6.8 km) north east of Lutterworth, Leicestershire and 10 miles (16&...
Leicestershire Yeomanry
The Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own) was a yeomanry regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1794 and again in 1803, which provided cavalry and mounted infantry in the South African ...
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John Forbes (British Army officer)
John Forbes (5 September 1707 – 11 March 1759) was a British general in the French and Indian War. He is best known for leading the Forbes Expedition that captured the French outpost at Fort Duq...
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Thomas Picton
Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton GCB (24 August 1758 – 18 June 1815) was a Welsh (British) Army officer who fought in a number of campaigns for Britain in the Napoleonic wars. According to the his...
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Philip Smith (VC)
Philip Smith VC was born in Lurgan, near Virginia, County Cavan in 1829. He died in Dublin on the 16 January 1906. He was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious awa...
RAF Saltby
RAF Saltby was a World War II airfield in Leicestershire, England. The airfield is located approximately 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Melton Mowbray; about 90 miles (140 km) north-northwesto...
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Sauvey Castle
Sauvey Castle is an early medieval ringwork and bailey castle and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the civil parish of Withcote, Leicestershire (grid reference SK78680525). The castle was built some...
Henry Arthur Pears Fisher
Sir Henry "Harry" Fisher (1918–2005) was a British High Court judge and President of Wolfson College, Oxford.
He was the eldest of six sons of Geoffrey Fisher, at the time of Harry's birth the hea...
RAF Desford
Royal Air Force Station Desford or RAF Desford is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.0 mile (1.6 km) south of Desford, Leicestershire and 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south west of Leicester,...
Kirby Muxloe Castle
Kirby Muxloe Castle, known also as Kirby Castle is an unfinished 15th century fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England (grid reference SK524046).It was begun in 1480 by William H...
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RAF Buckminster
RAF Buckminster is a former Royal Air Force base located 2.25 miles (3.62 km) west of Colsterworth, Lincolnshire and 9.3 miles (15.0 km) north east of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England...
Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle (/ˈbiːvər/ BEE-vər) is a stately home in the English county of Leicestershire, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir (grid reference SK820337). It is a Grade I listed building.The castle is n...
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John Frewen-Turner
John Frewen-Turner (1 August 1755 – 1 February 1829) was an English landowner and politician.
Turner was born John Frewen in Sapcote, Leicestershire, the son of the Rev Thomas and Esther née Simpk...
Oliver Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill
(Arthur) Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill, GCSI, GCIE, DL, JP (19 February 1869 – 7 July 1935) was a British peer, rower and administrator who served as the Governor of Madras from October ...
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Earl Shilton
1°18′18″W / 52.57777°N 1.30491°W / 52.57777; -1.30491Earl Shilton is a small town in Leicestershire, England, some 5 miles (8 km) from Hinckley and about 10 miles (16...
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Stephen Price (aviator)
Major Stephen William Price (born: 28 November 1893, died: 1974) was a World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.Price qualified as a pilot at Ruislip on 27 October 1915. Although he...
Frederick Philipse Robinson
Sir Frederick Philipse Robinson, GCB (September 1763 – 1 January 1852) was a soldier, born in the Highlands, near New York, in September 1763, who fought for Britain during the American War of Indepen...
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RAF Bitteswell
Royal Air Force station Bitteswell or more simply RAF Bitteswell is a former Royal Air Force station located 2.0 miles (3.2 km) west of Lutterworth, Leicestershire and 6.1 miles (9.8 km) nor...