rascott.com                                                                              news, views and an occasional blog

Welcome to rascott.com
This is a personal site that reflects my interests in news,
current affairs, aviation and travel.

email me at robert@rascott.com

One Giant Leap
John F Kennedy
Hong Kong Handover
D Day
The Atomic Bomb
Troubling Times in Pitcairn
1963 - Profumo

Now In Dubai:
Scott Consulting

Photo Albums
My photographs have been moved off this site and are now stored on Picasa. They were simply taking up too much space on my web host.
Please use
this link to see my list of photo albums.

Some Useful links:
Met Office Volcano watch

World Time Clock
Exchange Rates


Project Syndicate
Amnesty International
Reporters w/o borders
The Guardian
BBC World News
CNN Asia
Bangkok Post

Daylife.com - news

Gulf News
Arabian Business
Good causes:

Sister Joan - Bangkok

Regional Info:

BKK Magazine
HK Magazine
In Singapore Magazine
TimeOut Dubai
Circle of Asia

Tales of Asia
Smart Travel Asia
Amadeus (airline schedules)
Airliners - aviation forum
Flight Aware

Back in the UK:
Newton Ferrers

And for fun:
Lin Ping live panda tv


BBC Archive

National Media Museum
The British Library
Imperial War Museum

There are many other links on my AOB blog page.


Moments in Time

In the last 50 or so years there have been many events that have shaped or changed our world or which profoundly reflect the changes that have taken place in or society in a remarkable short period of time.

In the following pages I will record my own personal selection of some of those events; drawing on a range of sources, all of which will be credited, referenced and linked to this site.

1. 1963 - The Profumo Affair

Sex, politics, the cold war, the new mass media and the swinging 60s in London!

2. The Atomic Bomb and the end of World War 2

Unimaginable horror. Was it necessary?

3. John F Kennedy

Bold visions; an American royal family; a private life that would never have survived current media scrutiny; and a life cruelly taken.

4. The return of Hong Kong

As a kid growing up in England I always wondered what would happen when Hong Kong was returned to China. And I was there. And all I really remember was how wet it was; and how moved Chris Patten was when the HK Philharmonic played Elgar's Nimrod Overture.

5. D Day - Sixty Years On

The 60th anniversary of the D Day landings in on 6 June. Never forget.

6. The lunar landing