Slightly off topic, my dad was on active service in WW2 and he wrote hundreds of letters to my mum and some to me too. After he died, my mum used to spend the evenings just reading those letters. I have them now, they were part of my young life. They are a treasure trove of history and so very funny, he had a wonderful sense of humour. The problem is, they are all mixed up, they were my mum’s obviously and she just used to dip into the holdall bag in which she kept them. They are undated ( against regulations to date letters and rightly so). I would love to copy them but Dad had very small handwriting and I cannot make out all the words. Although, I do get the gist, when the letters get rather personal I skip over those.
My mum called this photo “The Parting”, it was customary for a photo to be taken when a member of the armed forces was due to go overseas. I am the one in the middle