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In Remembrance

By tressypittkerby
My Uncle Les has a few old Royal Enfield bikes and last year took part in a memorial parade in France to remember the fallen. He managed to get together the original uniform for the dispatch rider so I took a few pics of him and then gave them a 1930's feel. Hope you like it.

Many thanks for all the C&C's on my previous upload. Much appreciated.

Tags: France Transport Motorbike Soldier Black and white D-day 1930 Portraits and people Royal enfield Second world war Dispatch rider

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DeSilver Plus
11 14 12 England
28 Jan 2011 9:21AM
Very good indeed. Smile


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pdcche 8 4 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 9:30AM
Lovely mono shot, good detail, I like the 1930's look, well done.. Peter
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Jan 2011 9:58AM
well done..looks very authentic
28 Jan 2011 10:20AM
Love it! looks so authentic.

Len
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
28 Jan 2011 1:23PM
lovely work on the image.. and I am sure he was well pleased with this as well
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Jan 2011 3:04PM
had a quick go at a mod Smile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
28 Jan 2011 3:42PM
Agreat shot and a wonderful idea for the Memorial Parade. That is a cracking looking bike Grin Just one thing comes to mind; he appears to be wearing his medal ribbons on the wrong side.Was there a reason for this???
Ron
Trev_B 12 151 68 England
30 Jan 2011 9:47PM
Nice image of your Uncle Les Tress, we owe so much to them. my dad would never talk of his active service which I believe is quite common.
Trev
31 Jan 2011 8:04AM

Quote:Agreat shot and a wonderful idea for the Memorial Parade. That is a cracking looking bike Grin Just one thing comes to mind; he appears to be wearing his medal ribbons on the wrong side.Was there a reason for this???
Ron


Sorry, Ron but I've no idea. I'll have to ask him. Could it be that they belonged to his father and therefore need to be on that side?

Thanks for all your comments. His father (my grandfather)never came back from Burma. He sadly died from malaria. He was the only one of 7 brothers who fought in WW2 but did not return. My dad, uncle and grandmother were evacuated to Somerset from London. My dad was 7 months and my uncle was 4. They never returned to London and she never re-married. My uncle now marches past the cenotaph every year wearing his fathers medals.
Alvar 12 23 2 France
1 Feb 2011 3:15PM
You must be very proud Tress. Greta period type shot.
well captured.Sorry fro the late comment.Blame epz!!!!
Alvar
NeilWigan 9 17 16 England
10 Feb 2011 11:00AM
good record shot and very interesting write up ,well done and thank you .
11 Feb 2011 4:58PM
Looks good to me hope he enjoyed the parade.

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