This evening I had the honour of a chance meeting. For the past 2 weeks I've been looking after 2 dogs belonging to a friend who had been in hospital. Took them back today and met her father, who has flown over from Spain to look after his daughter while she recuperates. Her father is SSgt John Hayles of the Glider Pilots Regiment. We went to the pub for a pint and some food and he bought the first as thanks for my help with the dogs. When I offered the next, SSgt Hayles refused, and tried to insist on buying for me because I had looked after 2 dogs for 2 weeks. This is an 84 year old man who flew a Horsa glider into occupied territory over 50 years ago, and has just flown from Spain to support his daughter. Yet he considered me feeding and walking 2 dogs to be more worthy of a pint. Needless to say, as an ex Cpl, this was one time I disobeyed a SSgt's orders with impunity. There are enough hints littered around this site, please find one or contact MDN for ways to support the GPRA. Good men to the last.