The Sunday Living History Interview – Percy Francis, Royal Flying Corps -Grandfather of Geoff and Gordon Le Pard

A guest post on Sally’s blog co authored with the Tangentalist

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Living HistoryWelcome to the new Sunday interview series and I am delighted to say that over the next few weeks we will be hearing some wonderful stories that are Living History. Tales of hardship, war and survival of grandparents and great-grandparents who have passed on their stories. Also posts from those who have lived through specific iconic times in our recent history and found that the events left their mark on them. Such as The sixties and the life and assassination of John F. Kennedy.

My first guests today are author Geoff Le Pard and his brother Gordon and the story about their grandfather Percy Francis.


In a display cabinet, a few feet from where I am sitting is a small porcelain statue of Joan of Arc. Whilst it is over one hundred years old, it is of no particular value, especially as the head has, at some time, been knocked…

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