Went to see my grandad this afternoon, who is not in a particularly good way and hasnt long left. He told me proudly that 61 years ago today he joined the army, 6th of March 1947. He also told me his service number and told me a story of how he saw a an ex-corporal out a walt in a pub in Bridlington about 5 years ago who claimed he couldnt remember his service number. Ive never seen him talk that proudly anything except my dad. He was only in for 4 years and spent two of those in Colchester! Crazy old sod.