The amazing story of Mad Jack, the hero who took on the Nazis with a bow and arrow (and later became a professional bagpipe player) Commando leader said soldiers without a sword was 'improperly armed'Led his men carrying a bow and arrow and playing the bagpipesEarned two Distinguished Service Orders and a Military Cross during war His story recovered by researchers from website findmypast.co.uk | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 1 January 2013 He was nicknamed Mad Jack by his men during the Second World War. After coming face to face with Lieutenant Colonel John Churchill, the Germans probably had a similar, if less affectionate, moniker for the eccentric officer.
Isn’t a gold medal the only gong they need | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 30 December 2012 'Discrepancy': Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson, who won his tenth gold medal and received a CBE, was disappointed not to get a knighthood Olympic cycling hero Sir Bradley Wiggins says that he probably won’t use his new knighthood. ‘Except in a comedy way,’ he adds. Of course
Her father would be so proud: Daughter of fallen soldier in landmark DNA case wears his medals to welcome home his regiment Emma Hickman, 19, won the right to officially name killed soldier Daniel Wade as the father of their five-month-old after a legal wrangle over his DNAMother and daughter today watched his 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment return home after six-month tour of Afghanistan Private Wade was one of 10 soldiers killed from the regiment | UPDATED: 21:53 GMT, 5 December 2012 This heartbreaking picture shows the medals of a soldier killed in Afghanistan pinned to the coat of his five-month-old daughter – just a month after her mother proved his paternity in a landmark case. Lexie-Mai Wade was pictured among the crowds at the homecoming parade of her father's 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment as they marched through the city of York today. Her mother Emma Hickman, 19, won the right to officially name Daniel Wade, who died in a Taliban bomb attack in March, as the father of the five-month-old after a legal wrangle over his DNA
Ahoy me hearty! Jolly Roger flag flown atop Second World War submarine resurfaces – four decades after it went missingGordon Brown, 66, of Gosport, Hants, found the flag, which belonged to the HMS Tantalus in his sister's atticThe flag had been given to his father Jack, a crew member on the submarine, but lost when he died 40 years ago | UPDATED: 20:55 GMT, 2 December 2012 Flying the flag: Gordon Brown with the Jolly Roger from Second World War submarine HMS Tantalus which has resurfaced after 40 years missing A Jolly Roger flag flown atop a World War Two submarine has resurfaced – after going missing for 40 years.