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War Vet Geoffrey Alan Osborn Dead at 89

War Vet Geoffrey Alan Osborn Dead at 89

Geoffrey Alan Osborn, who was awarded the prestigious George Medal for his service during WWII, died last week in South Carolina at age 89. His obituary says, “Mr. Osborn was born in Woolston, England, and grew up in Bermuda. At the start of World War II, he learned to fly in Bermuda and subsequently joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. During... Read more of this article

War Vet, Sports Historian Aitchison Dies

War Vet, Sports Historian Aitchison Dies

Tommy Aitchison, one of Bermuda’s last surviving Second World War veterans and perhaps the island’s premier cricket historian, has died at the age of 95. Mr. Aitchison [pictured reminiscing at left with Bermudian sports great Austin Hughes] succumbed in Arizona on Tuesday [May 3] following a short illness. He had been living in the US... Read more of this article

Airmail Delivery In St. George’s Harbour

Airmail Delivery In St. George’s Harbour

It’s perhaps the only bag of airmail ever delivered to the St. George’s Post Office which arrived there by way of the Old Town’s harbour. When the “Graf Zeppelin” passed directly over St. George’s on its first trial transatlantic crossing from Germany to New York in October, 1928, the 776-foot dirigible left more... Read more of this article

“Deep” Director Yates Dies At 81

“Deep” Director Yates Dies At 81

British director Peter Yates literally submerged himself in his work when he was making the movie blockbuster “The Deep”  in Bermuda in the summer of 1976. The man who described himself as a “barely passable swimmer” before production began on the adaptation of Peter Benchley’s thriller about vacationers who stumble upon... Read more of this article

Bermudian Killed During US Marine Training

Bermudian Killed During US Marine Training

A Bermudian born highly decorated war vet was killed in an American military flight accident. Captain Jason Paynter was 38 years old. Capt. Paynter and his family moved from Bermuda to the United States in 1982 when he was around 10 years old. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1989, and in 1997 was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning... Read more of this article

College Fund for Alshante Brangman’s Daughter

College Fund for Alshante Brangman’s Daughter

A college fund has been launched to assist in the further education of 3 year old A’Saiya, the daughter of Alshante Brangman. Ms. Brangman passed away earlier this month from an unknown medical condition. A well liked employee of Marketplace for the previous three years, Ms. Brangman was only 23 years old. Her young daughter is in the care of... Read more of this article