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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2014, 12:01:32 PM »
You haven't still got that shirt have you Carl?
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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2014, 12:10:08 PM »
You haven't still got that shirt have you Carl?

Alas no Ian ! :-[   wish i did though !!  i can actually remember (just) Dad wearing it , would it be a collectable now ?
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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2014, 12:26:05 PM »
You haven't still got that shirt have you Carl?

Alas no Ian ! :-[   wish i did though !!  i can actually remember (just) Dad wearing it , would it be a collectable now ?

50s era fatigue shirts with coloured tapes and insignia are nice..I've got a few myself...but you wouldn't retire on the proceeds! It would have been a nice "family" piece to have though.
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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2014, 12:31:17 PM »
You haven't still got that shirt have you Carl?

Alas no Ian ! :-[   wish i did though !!  i can actually remember (just) Dad wearing it , would it be a collectable now ?

50s era fatigue shirts with coloured tapes and insignia are nice..I've got a few myself...but you wouldn't retire on the proceeds! It would have been a nice "family" piece to have though.

Well i wish i had the civilian shirts he used to wear back then !!!  uber cool rockin' gear !!! ;)
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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2014, 01:22:39 PM »
Like father...like son. Crepe-soled shoes too, I'll wager?!  ;)
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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2014, 01:31:28 PM »
Like father...like son. Crepe-soled shoes too, I'll wager?!  ;)

Not me Ian !!  im more of a "saddle shoe"   " loafer"  kind of guy , i have a pic of mum and dads wedding  he looked so sharp in a box jacket winkle pickers  etc !!   ;D
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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2014, 02:04:48 PM »
Like father...like son. Crepe-soled shoes too, I'll wager?!  ;)

Not me Ian !!  im more of a "saddle shoe"   " loafer"  kind of guy , i have a pic of mum and dads wedding  he looked so sharp in a box jacket winkle pickers  etc !!   ;D

The classic early 60s "bum-freezer" Italian look. Did he ever graduate to cuban-heeled Chelsea boots?  ;)
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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2014, 02:07:45 PM »
Like father...like son. Crepe-soled shoes too, I'll wager?!  ;)

Not me Ian !!  im more of a "saddle shoe"   " loafer"  kind of guy , i have a pic of mum and dads wedding  he looked so sharp in a box jacket winkle pickers  etc !!   ;D

The classic early 60s "bum-freezer" Italian look. Did he ever graduate to cuban-heeled Chelsea boots?  ;)

Noooooo    that would have been too "MOD " Dad !! ;D
chukka boots  yes !!  cubans  Nooooo !!!
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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2014, 06:13:33 AM »
I have enjoyed revisiting this post..

Some great images of your father Carl, and some great stories..

Thank you again for sharing your family memories with us..

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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2014, 01:33:25 PM »
I have enjoyed revisiting this post..

Some great images of your father Carl, and some great stories..

Thank you again for sharing your family memories with us..

Smitty

Many thanks Smitty !!    these photos are such a great reminder of how Dad was before that vile and sadistic disease took hold of him

im so glad you have enjoyed them so far !!

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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2015, 08:02:00 PM »
Carl,

A great family record!  Treasure it always.  You know that I know the trials and troubles you are experiencing with your Dad.

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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2015, 10:00:52 PM »
 Great thread Carl and a wonderful tribute to your Dad. My Dad was a Marine from 59-63 and he has some great pics as well. I will get them someday and share them here.  Scott
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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2015, 02:22:44 PM »
Carl,

A great family record!  Treasure it always.  You know that I know the trials and troubles you are experiencing with your Dad.

Many many thanks Paul ,only wish you guys could have met him !! before the onset of this disease  , he would have had you rolling on the floor laughing with some of his stories !!!

 
Great thread Carl and a wonderful tribute to your Dad. My Dad was a Marine from 59-63 and he has some great pics as well. I will get them someday and share them here.  Scott

Scott , many thanks , please do share some of your dad, it has helped me deal with all that is going on with him  in some peculiar way !


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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2016, 11:52:48 PM »
Always makes me happy to have a look through this thread

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Re: LB's dads service history in the British army
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2016, 03:21:52 AM »
Nice that you have that and nicer that you have such an interest in his service.

I have a grandfathers medals and two great grandfathers medal sets.

My boys who are 15 and 16 have no interest whatsoever. I hope that will change though


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