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“Better late than never”.

Posted by Big John on November 24, 2007

The postman arrived this morning with a package for me from The Ministry of Defence. Inside was a document bearing the words …

‘With the Compliments of the Under Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans’  …  ‘This HM Armed Forces Veteran’s Badge is presented to you in recognition of your service to your country’.


I suppose that ‘er Maj was too busy to present it to me herself. Still never mind, for at last my days as a national service conscript have been recognised … 

…         even if it did take 50 bloody years !     🙂


4 Responses to ““Better late than never”.”

  1. Lucy said

    Very nice! Better late than never as they say.

  2. gawilli said

    It seems nice to have gotten this recognition for your time in the service, even if it was long overdue. Good for you!

  3. Ginnie said

    Since “patience is a virtue” you must be exceptionally virtuous !!

  4. Norman said

    Well THATS very nice, where’s my bloody medal? Anyway,hope it puts a bit of extra to your pension. cheers norman

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