My father and at least one of his brothers served in WWI, my brothers in WWII. I have no photos of them in uniform except for copies of war photos of my elder brother in the Fleet Air Arm, some of which I have shown before.
|Arthur (on the left)|
My sons have not had to join the forces but did turn out in uniform.
|Cub scouts - eldest son's head under someone's arm!|
Although I did two years (mandatory, then) National Service in the Royal Signals no photos of me in uniform exist.
In August this year the town of Yarm held a service at the war memorial to commemorate the centenary of the start of WWI. Men and a few women in uniform took part.
|Army cadets at the head of the parade.|
If you look closely at their arms you might think they are out of step. The video below shows just how badly.
My old Sergeant Major would have had a fit.
Later there was a drum head service in another part of the town.
|Cadets waiting to take part|
When the fun fair began I just wonder whether it was as entertaining as this.
Not like my Sergeant Major at all.
Now march over to the links at Sepia-Saturday-247.