Wednesday, 10 November 2010

On the 11th hour on the 11th day on the 11th Month.

Three generations ........

William Trevor.
The Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Photo taken 1914 when William was 18 years old.
William was gassed in the trenches at Passiondale and survived.

Norman Vaile.
The Royal Engineers.

Photo taken in Egypt in 1940.
Norman was 23 years old.
July 28th 1917 - 1966
Norman spent most of his army life in Egypt and Palestine.

Anthony Norman Vaile.
17th/21 Lancers.
Photo taken in 1974 at Gosford Castle, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Tony was 27.
Tony's army career took him to many places in the world.


Allie said...

Gassed and survived, oh my! Look how handsome Tony is in that pic - and he still is!!!

Sue Niven said...

thankyou for this memorable post. I am wearing my poppy today.

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful tribute to the men in your family.
I have some pictures of my dad and brother, but on slides, so I have to use my slide scanner to get them in.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

And we all salute them for their service. Tomorrow is a very memorable day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

~Laurie~ said...

God bless our veterans!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Yes .
we salute them too for their service!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Wonderful tribute, Midge! My Dad
was in WWII and I have two brothers
who served in Nam...I have to agree,
Tony is handsome.

Bear Hugs~Karen

QuiltSue said...

A lovely tribute to your family and to all others who served, or are still serving on our behalf.

Heather said...

Now that is just cool.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully fitting tribute on Rememberance Day.

Sorry I'm only just catchign up with Blogland after a week of flu and then a week of catching up in the real world.

Faye Henry said...

That is so beautiful Midge and such a lovely tribute.. One of the Canadians who went to the Second World War and brought home a dear English wife was my Uncle James. He has gone on but she still lives in St. Martins.. (because it reminds her so much of England)
So thankful for our freedom today...

Dolores said...
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Dolores said...

All handsome fellows there. There is a Canadian made movie starring Paul Gross - it is a love story.

My Mark and Ayla met up and took in the Remembrance Day services. All is good.

Caroline B said...

Wonderful tribute Midge. My father was also in Egypt and Palestine for most of the war but in the RAF - they must have cooked in those uniforms in the Egyptian heat!
I managed to get a class full of 5 year olds to remain silent for the one minute at 11 today - brilliant.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

A lovely tribute Midge.

Deborah said...

Nice Post.
You have a nice blog and I'm looking foward to following.

Sarah Dickson said...

what a nice tribute :)

my dad was posted in northern ireland too.

Anonymous said...


So few pictures of the Army's time at Gosford. I'm ex Irish Rangers and live next to the Castle which is currently undergoing a multi million pound re-development. See here