Apologies if this in the wrong sub- forum. Was looking for a history forum, but couldn't find one. On another forum, came across a discussion about the old bugger in the photo below. The question was whether he was the longest served OR ever, in the British Army He, apparently, is Edward "Dutchy" Pearce, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Born in Dublin 1848. Signed up in 1866. Did eight years in India 1868-1876. Five months in Malta 1885. Back to India 1888. Returned to Dublin twenty years later in 1908 after having also served in the Boer War and Egypt. After that he was at a depot in Omagh till his retirement, at age 75, in 1923. Was 66 when the Great War commenced, so he sat that one out. Was still a, 54 year old, Private in 1902. But, all those stripes on his left sleeve are good conduct awards and he was never kicked out. So he was, at the very least, not incompentent. But, to the question: 57 years, has an (OR) ever served longer than that?