March 17 – Roll of Honour

St Patrick’s Day 1945. Brigadier Scott: “We were in the line on St Patrick’s Day. ‘Jon’ produced an excellent ‘Two Types’ cartoon in the ‘8th Army News’ depicting an officer wearing a caubeen and hackle cutting shamrocks out of a billiard tablecloth – presumably to make ‘flashes’ for the Irish Brigade.” Caption stated – “It may be St Patrick’s Day, but I think that’s going a bit too far”. A Veteran’s story of service with North Irish Horse in WW1 makes for a good read for St Patrick’s Day

 

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