Thursday, 19 August 2010

The Agony Bags and a brave man…

This obituary made me smile. The piper Bill Millin who followed Lord Lovat’s Commando Brigade ashore on D-Day has unfortunately died.

“Millin was surprised not to have been shot, and he mentioned this to some Germans who had been taken prisoner. They said that they had not shot at him because they thought he had gone off his head”.

Thank you for your service Bill.



5 comments:

opsimath said...

What a marvellous tale - and what a brave man! Rest in peace, Bill, and may the pipes forever play for you.

Anonymous said...

It's blokes like Bill and what he got up to that make you proud to be British. Properly barking but properly brave.

Fascist Hippy said...

With a lump in my throat and moist eyes, RIP Bill.

AnthonyV said...

RIP Bill, a very brave and very mad man. He did his country proud

The Fatch said...

This brought a tear to my eye.

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