I joined a First Army Association event today at the UK National Memorial Arboretum which included the unveiling of a plaque to further commemorate the 1st Army's Nov 1942 - May 1943 campaign in North Africa. About 200 people attended today including 21 veterans - a good turnout on a day that could easily have been a Tunisian May day - it was 27C. The National Memorial Arboretum is developing nicely and I hope many will be able to visit the Mediterranean campaigns' garden area at some point in the future. Today was particularly resonant for our family as it was the 3rd anniversary of my father's death - Edmund "Rosie" O'Sullivan Feb 1919 - May 2009, CQMS E Company, 2 London Irish Rifles My mind's eye (stimulated by the attached photographs) could also imagine my father and his comrades entering Tunis on 8th May 1943, 2 LIR with its pipes and drums joining the victory parade in the city on 20th May 1943, and the battalion relaxing (despite the flies and the occasional scorpion) at Sousse in June 1943. And we will remember their comrades who did not return....Never to be forgotten.