A few months before he died the MTO (an amature modeller) made a lifelike model of 'Chad' in full rig. I was astonished at the accurracy; each model took 6 weeks to complete using modelling clay & humbrol paint. I hope this made its way back to the family & is still in their posession.
'Chad' was a thoroughly decent bloke who loved his family. I purposley visited the Church in Dover castle when last in UK (2004) to tip my hat at the brass plaque erected in his memory (& others) by the Regiment.
The old Queen's Regiment had an affiliation with The King's Own Scottish Borderers, stemming from, IIRC, WW1 when 2 West Kents and 2KOSB served throughout WW1 together in the same brigade. Both Bns did particularly well at Vimy Ridge with the Canadians. I wonder if that 'Bond of Friendship' is maintained in the new regiments?
I celebrated Albuhera day in hospital but raised my cup of tea in remembrance and had a chat via email with the secretary of the Queens regt association.
Hopefully some fellow arrsers will be attending the armed forces day in Guildford on the 27th June. The queens regt assoc will be out in force with a marquee, bar and BBQ as well as the PWRR. If so I may very well see you on the day