Tag Archives: Grenadier Guards

Dad’s legacy

Today wasn’t the best day to be booked into Wellington Barracks and the Guards Museum. It was only the day after the terrorist atrocity at the Palace of Westminster and so much of the area was prohibited to cars and … Continue reading

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Album 1 Photos from 18 and 20 of 58

I selected these two photos because I think they encapsulate what it is to be a soldier. This first image shows the informality and exuberance of youth. The army is made of of youths and films often hide that fact … Continue reading

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Album 1 (18, 19, 20 and 21 of 58)

More photos of dad in Malaya with the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. The last few photos of dad in Malaya and then some snaps of Ceylon taken when the boat docked on the way back to England. The album then … Continue reading

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Album 1: two photos 14 of 58 and 16 of 58

I’ve chosen these two photos for a variety of reasons. The first image is included because of the narrative quality. This is the first photo of dad with his sergeant’s stripes. He is on the troop ship named Staffordshire and … Continue reading

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Album 1 (16 and 17 of 58)

After a short period in England in 1948 dad was out to Malaya and spent the later half of 1948 and most of 1949 there. At some point just prior to arriving he was promoted to Lance-Sergeant and these are … Continue reading

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Album 1 (13, 14 and 15 of 58)

More pages from my late parents photo albums shown as they were presented. The first page shows some photos of dad’s return Journey from Palestine and then a photo (the same as on the first page of Album 1) of … Continue reading

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Album 1 Photos (11 of 58)

More of dad in Palestine in 1947

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