I am very pleased to announce that the first DVD in the Outposts of Empire documentary series, is now on sale!  

Welcome to the Outposts of Empire website.

 

I am very pleased to announce that the first DVD in the Outposts of Empire documentary

series, is now on sale!  

 

RAF Malta is a 90 minute programme that tells the story; through interviews, commentary, archive film and photographs, of the RAF on Malta from its humble beginnings at Royal Naval Air Station at Kalafrana in 1917, to its final days at RAF Luqa in 1979.

 

Visit the website Shop in the menu above to see further details and to order your copy                                            

 

Outposts of Empire is a long-term video history project, its purpose is to research, record and create an archive of interviews of former Royal Air

Force personal, and their families, who served overseas from the Second World War to recent times.  My aim is to preserve their recollections now, before those who lived in this unique tradition disappear along with their memories and experiences, for ever!

 

The Outposts of Empire archive was established in early 2015 and is growing fast; it is now approaching 100 hours of interviews from over 50 contributors; veterans who served in all corners of the globe.

 

(Please note all the material on this website including the soundtrack is protected by copyright ©Tod Nicol 2016).  

 

 

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Interview excerpts from

the Outposts of Empire Archive

 

Interview excerpts from

the Outposts of Empire Archive

 

The interviews: Over the next months and years this website will be regularly updated with excerpts from archive based documentaries produced specifically for the featuring individuals telling their own unique stories of life in distant parts of the shrinking British Empire over the past 70 years.

 

Click on the Red Button to see a short montage of a selection of the interviews recorded so far (last updated January 9 2017)

The Outposts of Empire are places such as Habbaniya, Shaibah, Seletar, Changi, Tengah, Malta, Hong Kong, Mombasa, Masirah , Gibraltar and Gan all far from home, but living in a very British tradition.

 

Click on the red button to see excerpts from existing and forthcoming documentaries about the history of individual stations around the world. (last updated December 2016)

 

Movietone Newsreels: Also, by kind permission, you will find a selection of Movietone Newsreels  through a link button on the Documentary excerpts page.

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The Outposts of Empire Documentary excerpts

 

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This website is designed to show a small part of the on-going work of the project please click one of the choices on the right to see more.

Click here to see a trailer.