Spitfire At Fairhaven Lake
Spitfire at Fairhaven Lake

The Boys family has a proud military tradition. Grandad Barratt was a RAF mechanic during WW2 and was posted in Germany (Wuppertal & Ludenscheid), and later in Liege, Belgium in 1945. Lytham St Annes was the family home and Grandad Barratt became an accomplished steam model maker. He made many things, including half beam, full […]

Restoration of an iconic M47 Tank
M47 Patton Tank

Restoration of an iconic M47 Patton Tank is almost complete An interest in militaria is something that really runs in the Boys family, ever since the late Brian Boys – Chairman of B&E Boys – acquired a Ferret Scout Car.  An avid collector and military enthusiast, Brian Boys went on to amass one of the […]

100 years of tanks
Big Willie - imperial war museum

Sharing this interesting article from Daniel Garrun Timeline: 100 years of tanks By Daniel Garrun The first tanks rolled across a battlefield on the morning of 15 September 1916, when British forces attacked the positions of the German 28th Reserve Infantry Regiment at Flers–Courcelette with 32 tanks in an effort to break the stalemate on […]