I couldn't let this time of year go by without a heartfelt thank you to all our Allied forces who took part in the Normandy landings....mere boys most of them, but brave, brave and honourable all.
The above picture is me (on the left...smiling) and my father Henry, late of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. My dad survived the retreat from Dunkirk, only to take part in the D Day landings and as he used to say with a wry smile, 'head in the general direction of Berlin.'
My eldest son Matt cleverly posed and took the photograph some 14 years ago, so we both had a flagpole growing out of our heads!
The family 'off the wall' humour gene is alive and well.
Lest we forget.