Many thanks everyone. Think I now have 3, 7, 8 and 17. Working on anagram for no. 12. That still leaves 1, 6, 10, 11, 14 & 16. Can't work out the name of the WW1 (as suggested rather than WW11) plane for no.16? Any more subtle clues please?
haeremai18 - No1 is anag + greek word - an EA river. In 16 you missed out the vital word in clue "arrived" - another word for and you are right about L. Like winnie still struggling with 24 - must be orinoco but why, or am I completely up the creak
My thanks as well diday for clue to 24. I have it now. I too was stuck on orinoco, like bazza.
I have finished this quiz now, my thanks to everyone and we will all meet up again for the next 'stinker !' xx