My Grandfather had regular reunions in London and Bavaria after the war with his former adversaries (the Afrika Corps). by all accounts they were friendly and liquid affairs. This started about half a dozen years after the war. I stand to be corrected, but the same thing has happened to many ex servicemen since the war, Falklands veterans for example? My only op was Belfast in the early '90s, albeit a residential tour for two and a half years. However, I'd rather stick needles in my testicles, put my wife on the game and subject my 3 year old son to a harem for paedophile Arabs, rather than meet former members of the IRA, and their sympathisers for a beer. Am I wrong in thinking this? Was my granddad wrong? Or should we forgive and forget?