I remember when in 1979 Lord Louis Mountbatten was murdered by an I.R.A. bomb in Ireland….
Many of us wanted to go to his funeral in London, but we were told we could not, but we went anyway. There was myself, wren Robinson as she was then and C.P.O. Wills and many others. We all boarded a train in Southampton and headed to the smoke.
There were thousands of people lining the route to watch his coffin go by, as to the popularity of the man. We were placed in front as we were in uniform, it was a very sad occasion when he went by. Later we went to the pub for a few drinks and boarded a train home and back to our civvy lives. I was very patriotic then and still am to this day…