Thank you for all the comments and likes. passed on to family and ex LF'SMy favorite uncle just passed away (size 9's). Ex Lancashire Fusilers/RRF/stab.
Not confirmed Corona but Pneumonia at the unforgiving age of 83.
He had the stoop of a serial carrier of a mortar base plate with the arms to match. Taught me wood skills, how to make Airfix kits and home made explosives. When times were tough he kept the family fed on procured 24h ration packs which explains my love of processed food and knowing the Arabic for Mars bar and Spangles.
One of my earliest memories is of Him driving Father Christmas into Bury drill hall on top of a Ferret armored car and thinking even then he had some serious connections (I knew he was driving because I could see his red "tash" before I knew the face). I can shut my eyes even now and hear the echo and smell the place.
Later years weren't too kind to him but he looked back on his service life for strength.
I'll miss the moaning old c20thfootunt.
Still none the wiser.John Prine dies aged 73. Who you ask.
The BBC artist page for John Prine. Find the best clips, watch programmes, catch up on the news, and read the latest John Prine interviews.www.bbc.co.uk
Wrote the Country Classic 'Angel from Montgomery'
It doesn't say much for his legacy when the only thing for which he'll be remembered is fiddling his expenses for mindless fripperies.