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Lionel 'Buster' Crabb, frogman and diver Featured 20 Aug 2015 Print

Lionel 'Buster' Crabb, frogman and diver

Lieutenant Commander Lionel Kenneth Phillip 'Buster' Crabb (1909-1956), British Royal Naval frogman and MI6 diver (some would say sabotage agent and alleged double agent), seen here in riding gear with his girlfriend Patricia Rose (centre) and a friend. Crabb disappeared in April 1956 during a reconnaissance mission investigating the Soviet cruiser Ordzhonikidze in Portsmouth Harbour. A body was found months later, but it was difficult to identify as the head and hands were missing. Date: circa 1930s

© Mary Evans Picture Library/DAVID LEWIS HODGSON

Creating model for flight simulator, RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire Featured 20 Aug 2015 Print

Creating model for flight simulator, RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire

Man working on a model for a flight simulator for use at RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire. Before computers, flight simulators used actual models of different airfields in order to train pilots. The model being created here was of the RAF base on Gan Island in the Indian Ocean. A colour TV camera relayed a picture of the scale model to a screen in the mock up of a Hercules Transport aircraft. Detail on the model was so precise that final work had to be carried out under a magnifying lens. Date: circa 1976

© Mary Evans Picture Library/DAVID LEWIS HODGSON

Fred Curd, watchman at Rye, Sussex Featured 20 Aug 2015 Print

Fred Curd, watchman at Rye, Sussex

Fred Curd looking through his telescope at Rye, Sussex. He was one of two men employed by the Corporation of Winchelsea to maintain the Look Out. The first was Chummy Bardon (from 1929 to 1943), followed by Fred Curd (from 1944 to 1966). They told gullible tourists and journalists that they were part of a long line of watchmen employed by the Corporation since the raids of the 14th century to watch for approaching French ships. The fiction came to a head in 1964-65 with articles in newspapers as diverse as the Daily Express and Die Welt, and features on the BBC and other TV channels. When Fred said that he needed a new telescope, one was duly sent by a firm in Toronto. He also explained that, during WW2 he had spotted two German pocket battleships, then being hunted by the Royal Navy, sailing up the channel, but did not bother to report the sighting since he was being paid to watch out for the French and not the Germans. It all became too much for the dignity of the Mayor at the time and Fred was replaced in 1966, his successor sworn to kill the harmless legend. Date: 1960s

© Mary Evans Picture Library/DAVID LEWIS HODGSON