Sunday, 9 November 2008





Thank you sugar for this lovely graphic.








I have been wondering what to write about today on Remembrance Sunday and thought I would mention Stuart's Dad and my Dad who both fought in WW2.




Stuart's Dad was in the Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy his ship was assigned to escort duty with the Russian Convoys in Arctic waters. He was a Petty Officer on board. He survived the war. He never spoke about it but we do know that his ship ran out of cigarettes which must have been awful with the strain the men were under.




My Dad volunteered as he was exempt and was in the Home Guard till then When he joined up he was in the The Royal Corp of Signals, he was a dispatch rider first then a Morse key operator. I remember the delight he took in teaching me Morse when I was in the Girl Guides.




Both Dads are fondly remembered today and always.




That's it for today I have written the tale of of the Hooded Merganser in my Bird Watching Diary if you are interested. Links in the side bar there is aso a new entry in my Bookcase. Love Joan.











9 comments:

Indigo said...

Wonderful entry in Rememberance dear friend. Thank you for sharing. (Hugs)Indigo

Sugar said...

YW on the Pansy Quilt tag.
Honored to have included tags for my friends re Remembrance Day along with our Veteran Day tags. :)
Lovely post, TY for sharing your thoughts & memories with us. {{}}
Have a blessed Remembrance Sunday.
Huggies...

Ally Lifewithally said...

Joan Lovely to hear about your and Stuart's Dads ~ thanks for sharing ~ Ally x

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

My Dad also served in WWII and he was very proud to have been able to have done so. He didn't talk about it much until his later years and then we heard the horror of his being wounded in action for which he received a purple heart. He lived with his disabilities quite well until the end and had a good life. You and I have some good memories this Remembrance Sunday. 'On Ya'-ma

Yasmin said...

Lovley entry to celebrate Rememberabce Sunday, and a grat tag.

Take care

Yasmin
x

Jeannette said...

I did not do a special remembrance posting. I added to the one that you read the other day. I know many will miss it that way but I wanted to put on the British cemetery at Passchendaele where Grandfather fought. Strange coincidence by Uncle Bill, of whom I have written, was also on the Russian convoys. Conditions were terrible but he would never talk about it either.

Jeannette said...

I'm sure it must have been awful in the Arctic waters. Our merchant navy did a wonderful job in WWII, not so much is heard about their vital role in the war. My dad was in North Africa with Montgomery, he would never speak of the hoorors he saw there. Lovely entry for this sad day. Jeannette xx

BlueRidge Boomer said...

My Grandfather was to young for WWI and to old for WWII..Dad was in Korea and my hubby is a Viernam Vet...neither my father or husband talk about it much...Thank you for sharing your family stories....

Marie said...

Another great entry Joan! I love the graphic and your words as always get right to the heart!

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