Op GRANBY - 25 Years Ago

Arthur Denaro, CO QRIH, had gold brooches made for presentation to the Regimental wives when QRIH got home.
The man of Tally Ho fame as they crossed the SL.
Followed him and a Cavalry entourage (all sporting Smart Turnout pullies) on the Liberty & Livelihood march through London. The tooting from their bloody hunting horns was a right pain!
 

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The man of Tally Ho fame as they crossed the SL.
Followed him and a Cavalry entourage (all sporting Smart Turnout pullies) on the Liberty & Livelihood march through London. The tooting from their bloody hunting horns was a right pain!
Had to turf him off a range in Bulford back in the early 90s where he was zeroing his hunting rifle when we turned up to shoot an APWT.
 
The man of Tally Ho fame as they crossed the SL.
Followed him and a Cavalry entourage (all sporting Smart Turnout pullies) on the Liberty & Livelihood march through London. The tooting from their bloody hunting horns was a right pain!
Good bloke, though. Wore those funny wings on his right arm.
 
Arthur Denaro, CO QRIH, had gold brooches made for presentation to the Regimental wives when QRIH got home.
His Challenger tank is on display at Bovington Tank Museum, his and his crew names immortalized.
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Never studied history at skule.

Caught the bug when I was in Berlin. Slowly discovered that much of what is published is very readable, but without solid foundation in fact, nor written by authors with a grasp of the simple 'mechanics' of war, however readable they may be.

Holland may be readable, but he lacks understanding.

Holmes (who supposedly funded his Uni days by writing soft porn for Mayfair magazine :) ) was well informed, very conscientious about facts, sources and analysis, very fluent on paper, more so in (unscripted) person, and better yet when he'd a good couple glasses of red wine inside him before the afternoon leg of that day's bottlefield tour.

Like I said, Gold Standard.

Lucky enough to raise a glass with the great man one night - towards the end, sadly - after he’d given a talk on Marlborough at the NAM in Chelsea; his suggestion.

Later met his daughter at Westminster.
That Mayfair bit didn’t come up!
 

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