Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Did being buzzed by a biplane make the Queen Mother lose a son who would have been King?

For two decades he’d carried a terrible burden of guilt, and so it was with mixed feelings that Squadron Leader Walter Beisiegel learned that his Birthday Honours OBE would arrive by special delivery at his home, rather than from the hand of George VI.

It was the summer of 1950 and the ailing king — who would die 18 months later — was not well enough to hold a traditional investiture at Buckingham Palace. for more click here

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