Tag : Victoria Cross

VC sml
Jul 14th, 2012 | | Patrick's Writing | 33 Comments

Time for a Posthumous V.C. – The Battle of Mirbat

Oman – Mirbat is marked with an 'X' This is another break from my usual run of essays on colour and paint in decoration - a far cry indeed. As several will know, I spent a few years in the Army and have an interest...

9th/12th Lancer Beret Badge
Jul 9th, 2012 | | Patrick's Writing | 14 Comments

The End of an Era?

"Tradition, where it turns its eyes resolutely towards the past with too much insistence on the old and too rigid a dislike of the new, can have a strong effect by discouraging progressive thought and...