A historic meeting in London

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by Ron Goldstein, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    I thought the site might like to see this evidence of three ex-cavalry types meeting up in London for a very pleasant meal and LOTS of reminiscing.

    The bearded one is yours truly, sitting next to me is Tom Canning and opposite is Gerry Chester.

    We all take this opportunity of sending everyone our very good wishes for 2009 :D

    Cheers

    Ron
     

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  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Fantastic!

    If some of us had known we would have come up and bought you all drinks!
     
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    A wonderful photograph of three veterans enjoying themselves.

    Thankyou for sharing.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Fantastico....I hope you all got atleast merry on the plonk !

    Cheers and good health to all three of you :cheers:

    Regards
    Andy
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'd been waiting for some photographic evidence of this important international summit.
    Great stuff chaps, and a Happy New Year to you all!

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  6. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    All - it was a truly great meeting of the three who many times crossed each other's path in both North Africa and Italy and with the three hour lunch in North London at a most excellent restaurant made for an enjoyable meet.

    Having just returned from the Uk late late last night am busy wading thorugh some 116 e-mails which need answering
    Cheers
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Eh?
    How did I miss this thread?

    Tom,
    Ignore ALL the emails.
    if they're important they'll resend them.
    :)
     
  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Tom

    Glad you got back in one piece :)

    Regarding Owen's suggestion:
    Ignore ALL the emails.
    if they're important they'll resend them.
    :smile:

    you can do this AFTER you've answered mine!
    :)

    Ron
     
  9. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Great photo fellas. Nice to see you all together enjoying yourselves.
     
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thought you might like to see a few more snaps at the same meeting.

    1. Please, no cracks about the "Sisters" poster, we've heard them all before :)
    2. As you can imagine, a few battles were re-fought after lunch and I thought I saw a few diners taking cover under their tables.
    3. As the conversation warmed up you had to be quick to get a point in and I couldnt resist this pic of Gerry holding his hand up !
     

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  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Great pics, Ron.
    I like the title of one, 'Tom & Gerry reminscing' , what about their days as cartoon characters.
    :)
    That's one forum meet up I'd like to have been on.
     
  12. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Well done gents , nice to put names to faces and here is to many more days like this for you all. :)
     
  13. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Look out ladies!!!!
     
  14. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Got any more pics Ron?
     
  15. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Marcus et al -
    Ron took many pics of the meeting - in fact he took so many that he never had much to say all afternoon so it was left to the Tom and Jerry show to carry the ball - we had lots of laughs on many topics dealing with our time in North Africa and Italy and we are looking forward to Gerry's new book which should be published later this month - he has been paid an advance fee and asked to write another book to follow this one - so it must be good !

    On my trip to Bournemouth I also called Sapper and had a few minutes with him on the phone - again full of laughs - bewailing the fact that too many younger people do not fully understand what we went through in those dark days - and the consequences thereof as we touched on our various wounds received - suffice to say that my respect for Brian increased enormously for him as he recounted some of the actions immediately after he was wounded and how one's own blood becomes a super glue on a stretcher !

    Fighting in a tank is one thing but to act as a Sapper is something else !

    God bless him
    Cheers
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Tom,

    Thats very modest of you. I'm sure you all had your moments where you had your last thoughts of home and loved ones.

    God Bless you all

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  17. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    May God bless you for what you did for all of us. :salut:

    Cheers!
     
  18. jwp59

    jwp59 Member

    Great pictures, my best wishes for 2009 to you all !.
     
  19. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Tom et al (and don't ask me who Al is )

    I have a reputation in my family of being a "good photographer".

    The real truth, which I recommend to all, is merely that I take lots of snaps and then throw away all the bad ones !

    Tom accuses me of leaving all the conversation to him & Gerry, may I just say that I make a good listener and thoroughly enjoyed the repartee. As one of the lucky bastards who managed to survive the war without being actually hit I tip my hat to those who were and yet who survived to tell the tale.

    I've resurrected the balance of the pics I took, that's your lot, and these are now attached below

    Regards to all

    Ron
     

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  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    That one of "Tom waiting at Cockfosters" looks more like "Tom eyeing up the local talent."
    Just like in his Army days.
    ;)
     

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