Victoria Park

In Sydenham, East Belfast. I used to play in this park as a child in the 1960s and 1970s. This view is from an earlier era and that definitely looks like an Olympic class liner in the background, Olympic, Titanic or Britannic?

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Christmas 1943

The menu for Christmas Day 1943…

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Mam…

And her parents…

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ARP lapel badge & chevrons

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I believe each chevron represents a year’s service.

Machine Gun Corps

Cap badge from WWI…

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From a picture of the grandfather I never met…

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It’s a crown with crossed Vickers machine guns, although I must admit it looks like something else.

Swift Matches

By Maguire & Paterson (N.I.) Ltd.

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Unit Routine Orders 22/9/1943

My father’s housekeeping skills were a little better than mine…