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ali

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My uncle Tim (RIP) served in the Army Air Corps as a turret gunner.  He was based in England and once told me that his best life memories are when he could get away for a few days and ride his bicycle around your country, Cordi and Nicky.  He loved England.

My father served in the US Marines in WWII, and his father was in the US army in the trenches in France during the Great War.
I have some pics of my dad in his uniform but I'll have to scan them later.  Below is a pic of my dad at age 19 looking like the cool teenager he was just before he joined up.  

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He looks the business,
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I love these pictures. Pinkie, your dad looks so nice, handsome, and so YOUNG! That's the thing - how young they all were. We we go to the Veterans centre where my dad is, we see all the propaganda they used, the posters, and it's sicking. "COME ON OVER BOYS! WE NEED YOU!' And they make it seem like fun! All the original propaganda from WWI and WWII. Everyone there is a veteran or they can't be there. And they are lovely. The average age is 90ish and up. I never knew I had such an affinity for the elder generation until my dad entered into there. They are lovely. I speak with a lot of them, one man started singing for me, bless him. And he was good! After the war he was a professional singer with the Boston Pops. Boy, was he good - and he was in his nineties. Lovely man.

You know what, next time we go I will take pics of the propaganda and post them. Going there is such an education. Kids go there a lot, and write letters of thanks for the vets.

Baz, I love the pic of your uncle, too. He looks like a cool one. RIP, Baz's uncle.

And to both gentlemen, I thank them for their service.
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I love these pictures. Pinkie, your dad looks so nice, handsome, and so YOUNG! That's the thing - how young they all were. We we go to the Veterans centre where my dad is, we see all the propaganda they used, the posters, and it's sicking. "COME ON OVER BOYS! WE NEED YOU!' And they make it seem like fun! All the original propaganda from WWI and WWII. Everyone there is a veteran or they can't be there. And they are lovely. The average age is 90ish and up. I never knew I had such an affinity for the elder generation until my dad entered into there. They are lovely. I speak with a lot of them, one man started singing for me, bless him. And he was good! After the war he was a professional singer with the Boston Pops. Boy, was he good - and he was in his nineties. Lovely man.

You know what, next time we go I will take pics of the propaganda and post them. Going there is such an education. Kids go there a lot, and write letters of thanks for the vets.

Baz, I love the pic of your uncle, too. He looks like a cool one. RIP, Baz's uncle.

And to both gentlemen, I thank them for their service.
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Hi Michele,
Sorry to have to say that was pinkies dad not mine but i agree with you, he looked a real cool dude.
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