Happy Deid Dad Day

Alexander Walker Hamilton and familyAlexander Walker Hamilton

Birth 23 Aug 1922, Breich
Death 24 Dec 1980, City Hospital, Edinburgh

Here, with me, aged 3, and my Mum, Grace Muir Robinson at the Red Island holiday camp


My Dad the war hero

Seeing as how it’s that time of year, i thought I’d scan in some stuff from my Dads service during World War II, when he did his bit against evil Adolf and his German minions.

Here’s his service medal, along with the box it arrived in, and the letter from the Air Ministry.

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And here’s what I assume was his cap badge, and some sort of lapel thingy.

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Like most men of his generation, the war was a bit of a closed topic, although I think he spent most of his time riding motorbikes round England, very, very fast (he was a despatch rider in the Royal Air Force).

Whatever, he still did his bit. Respect.

PS: I now have his service records, which have been redacted for “reasons of National Security”.  Ooh!