... yes he was dead. In good recce style two of us rolled up 30 minutes early to carry out a CTR. There were a handful of floral tributes to the deceased who had passed this way yesterday and earlier today. Being a nosey bastard (on Bluetooth, my phone is called Nosey for the benefit of anyone who finds my signal and tries to get it on), I had a good nose. The furthest tribute featured a garter and a crown, so I looked a bit closer cos it was quite likely he was military. Imagine the chill that ran down me spine. Southampton crematorium is a long way from the 15/19H recruitment area, but that's what the scroll across the bottom of the wreath read. Any ex-Tabs recognise the name Reginald Charles Pitman probably from some time between 1945 and 1975? The main tribute identified him as a GRANDDAD, so I am guessing he was before my time. I am sure I'd have recognised the name. I paid my respects to him. Best I could do.