'Best two years of my life'
PUBLISHED: 02:01 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:46 15 June 2010
Local newspapers all over the country, just like the Herald, very kindly printed my letter announcing a fun weekend for ex-National Servicemen, which included a massive parade at the National Arboretum at Alrewas at the end of June. The letters were read!
Local newspapers all over the country, just like the Herald, very kindly printed my letter announcing a fun weekend for ex-National Servicemen, which included a massive parade at the National Arboretum at Alrewas at the end of June. The letters were read!The response has been terrific and many men, with their wives or partners, have booked in, but a common comment has been: "They ought to bring back National Service. Best two years of my life, met some great pals who I am still in touch with." And it didn't matter whether they served in the Army, Royal Navy or the Royal Air Force, most enjoyed it!If you are ex-National Service and missed the first letter, this is a recall for you to "Get fell in again" at this huge parade at Alrewas on the last Sunday in June. Get your boots polished, pack your kit and make a weekend of it with a very nostalgic 1940s' weekend.There will be superb accommodation, with a fun outing on Saturday, before a parade on Sunday - with a chance to win a prize. Still got your uniform or 1940s' gear? Bring it.Transport will be comfortable coaches, not the back of lorries with canvas over!Write to Mike Crowe, ex-National Serviceman, 7 Heath Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, P036 8PG, with service number, which service you served in and when, for all the details of a wonderful nostalgic weekend with photographs of last year's parade. But hurry.Michael 'Mike' CroweFormer Royal Navy National Service 1958-60
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