Monthly Archives: November 2014

TransDocFail Findings

It’s taken quite a while for me to find the time to go through the allegations of medical abuse logged in the UK’s TransDocFail survey. The preliminary findings are, at last, here – TransDocFail Findings. In reading them, it’s important to realise that the “survey” was never intended to provide quantitative analysis. Instead, it was […]


My family got off lightly through both World Wars. My grandfather was apparently conscripted when he turned 18, in the late spring of 1917. The family story is that he fought in the trenches at one of the big battles, probably Paschendaele or Ypres, but I can’t find any mention of him in the Forces […]