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bentwaters81tfw

Last of our wartime destroyer captains dies

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34 minutes ago, Truro Model Builder said:

Our greatest generation, now fading away.

 

I salute you, sir.

It feels like they are beyond fading , maybe almost gone?

I don't know why but it is very sad when the last of a generation passes on. Harry Patch, the last British World War One veteran, passed away in 2009 and that was very well publicised at the time

Ethel Lang was the last person born in the Victorian era, she passed in 2015.

I have just come back from the USA where I visited the Gettysburg National Military Park, the battle took place in July 1863 and turned the tide, and the last verified Civil War veteran hung on until 1956.

And, must be included, Millvina Dean in 2009 who was the last survivor of the sinking of the Titanic.

I think some of these resonate for me because I remember my grandparents who were all born before 1903, both grandfathers served during World War One. I remember World War One veterans very clearly from my childhood, many of my teachers at school had actively served in World War Two and some clearly bore the mental scars too.

Apologies for the slight thread drift.

Michael

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:poppy: You will NOT be forgotten, our thanks Sir.

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Flank speed and left hand down a bit. Many thanks. :poppy:

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