Hurricanes Irma and Harvey has wreaked havoc in America in recent weeks and now Hurricane Jose is looming over the Atlantic and could impact the east coast next week. According to the National Hurricane Center, Jose is currently being classed as a category two hurricane, meaning winds of 96–110 mph.
It’s currently moving north west, 285 miles from Grand Turk and Caicos – Barbuda and Antigua, after being hit by hurricane Irma, escaped the impact of Jose. Hurricane Jose is being forecast to have maximum winds of 120 mph. Batten down the hatches again.
THE WELSH GUARDS
The evacuation of civilians in Britain during the Second World War was designed to protect people, especially children, from this risks associated with aerial bombing of cities by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk.
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Operation Pied Piper, which began on 1 September 1939, officially relocated more than 3.5 million people. Further waves of official evacuation and re-evacuation occurred on the south and east coast in June 1940, when a seaborne invasion was expected, and from affected cities after the Blitz began in September 1940.
Dozens of school children will re-enact this evacuation process at the Gwili Steam Railway station in Carmarthen on Wednesday. A 100 year old steam engine and carriages will be used for this evacuation, also there will be an ARP (Air Raid Precautions) officer there and two police men from the Glamorgan Constabulary Police Re-enactment Group in uniforms of that time, who will assist the children on the platforms.
This event is part of the schools curriculum to teach the children what was the need to evacuate them from their homes in WW2. Almost 3.75 million people were displaced, with around a third of the entire population experiencing some effects of the evacuation. In the first three days of official evacuation, 1.5 million people were moved: 827,000 children of school age; 524,000 mothers and young children (under 5); 13,000 pregnant women; 70,000 disabled people and over 103,000 teachers and other 'helpers'. Children were parted from their parents.
The Welsh Guards (WG; Welsh: Gwarchodlu Cymreig), part of the Guards Division, is one of the Foot Guards regiments of the British Army. It was founded in 1915 by Royal Warrant of George V.
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It's that time of the year again when in just over 3 days time trucks and lorries of all shapes and sizes will be making their way to Neath from all 4 corners of the country .... not long now. Did you know that Neath is the biggest fair in Wales, it's also the oldest at 737 years old, it's the 25th largest fair in the UK and it also has the 4th largest market in the UK.
Police have confirmed the body found in Swansea Marina is that of an adult male.
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The Welsh Guards came into existence on 26 February 1915 by Royal Warrant of George V in order to include Wales in the national component to the Foot Guards, "..though the order to raise the regiment had been given by the King to Earl Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, on 6 February 1915." They were the last of the Guards to be created, with the Irish Guards coming into being in 1900. Just three days later, the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards mounted its first King's Guard at Buckingham Palace on 1 March 1915 – St David's Day.
On 17 August 1915 the 1st Battalion sailed for France to join the Guards Division to commence its participation in the First World War. Its first battle was some months after its initial arrival, at Loos on 27 September 1915. The regiment's first Victoria Cross came two years later in July 1917 awarded to Sergeant Robert Bye. On the 15th September 2017 the regiment exercised their right to march through the streets of the city of Swansea.
Level two hurricane 'Jose' is too batter the American coast again.