As I mentioned in a recent post, my grandfather died in 1942.
I only found out yesterday that 10th November is the anniversary of his death, for that is the date that his ship, HMS Martin, was sunk by a U-Boat off Algiers. He was 42, which is very old for a stoker. Had he lived, he'd have been one of those men who said "I fought in two world wars for the likes of you".
here. If you have Spotify you can listen here. Can't find it on Youtube.
The song makes reference to 14th June 1982, the day the Falklands fell - and my 16th birthday!
I pray that, by 2022, there may be fewer BFPO correspondences because our troops are home.
Incidentally did you know that Army chaplains can furnish you with the names of soldiers who would like to receive letters ...