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 Post subject: An old memory.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:57 pm 
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I have been trying to sort out all sorts of bits and bobs in the past few weeks and I found this in my mission to chuck out truck loads of 'truc'. It's the badge that was on my arm when I was a Boy Entrant joining the R.A.F. at the rare old age of 16! I was a piper in the band for about 14 months of those 18 months training to become an aircraft electriction and it's been hidden for all of that time!

I have been trying to think how to present it and a bit earlier today I saw a 'book mark' that I had cut years back that I thought would do the job? Both the book mark and the base are tiny bits of Russian olive, a false olive with HUGE thorns, that was growing in our garden.

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The badge is just about 2 1/2" high. It don't arf bring back some memories, including playing as the lead to the 11th Nov 1961 parade through Cardiff and playing in the 1/2 time at an international football match at the Cardiff City Stadium.. I never was very good, but it waas a fantastic experience. I still have my practice chanter. It seemed to stick to me when I left St Athans to join the real world :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:26 pm 
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It's beautiful, Jonzjob. The colour of the wood goes perfectly with the badge - nicely aged. :ymapplause:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:40 pm 
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Not a very good photo and PLEASE don't mention the socks! But that is the badge on my left arm

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The wood really did make it look very good and I was really pleased with the result. The mount only took a few minutes to make.

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That's very smart ! Love the kilt.

(and it's not the socks ..... it's the .... spats !!!)


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The spats??? I used to think that me legs were different length and the world was squiff :o

Along the same sort of line is this little, last, tooth from our lovely Celé, chocolate Labrador, when she was just a few months old. That was about 18 years back

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Those teeth wer tiny needles. The wood is a couple of small slices of yew just glued together with the tooth glued on the front. I love it and it stands in front of our mantle clock.

I believe that it doesn't have to be complicated to look good. In contrast, Celé was the most complicated perisher I have ever known and she was more than good, for a total bugger!!

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