Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
TIM’s Mid Week Miniature
Every now and then along comes a figure that I think should not only be in my collection but in everyone else’s too. Such a figure is Frank”, a 28mm figure produced by Hasslefree. I decided to give him a smiley face T-Shirt, it some how seemed appropriate.
I painted this figure on behalf of my uncle and am dedicating it to the Dail Mail newspaper. You will understand why when you read the article further below called Korea, The Forgotten War.
Well It Made Me Laugh …
It might interest you to know that She who Must Be Obeyed is part Irish!
Korea, The Forgotten War
For a change a serious article.
My fathers brother and my undle, Edgar Green, is the National Secretary for the British Korean war Veterans Association. He went to Korea with the Middlesex Regiment, 27th Brigade. He is 88 years old, 5 years younger than my dad and they are both still alive and kicking.
Edgar, on behalf of his Association and its ever dwindling numbers, wrote to the Daily Mail to see if they would publish the below letter in their newspaper given the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War. They didn’t want to know. Despite the rather limted audience his words will receive I nevertheless thought I would publish it here.
The Forgotten Veterans of the Forgotten War
This year of 2020 marks the 70th Anniversary since British Land Forces were sent to Korea. During the three years that we were involved around 100,000 young men served there of which 1,078 paid the supreme price and remain in that land so far from their homes.
Going through the records of those that paid the price they were 50% National Service men and 50% Regulars. We have always been known as the Forgotten Veterans of the Forgotten War. On Remembrance Sunday you never hear a word about us in the BBC coverage. It is through this that so many of us don’t march as a group but do so with our own Regiments.
Is it not possible for one of your writers to do something for all of those that remain in the Far Off Land? Or will they wait until the last of us have passed on to the Green Fields.
This Poem say’s it all for us.
We didn’t do much talking
We didn’t make a fuss
But Korea really happened
So Please Remember Us
We all just did our duty
But didn’t win or lose
A victory was denied of us
But we never got to choose
We all roasted in the Summer
In the Winter damn near force
Walking back from the Yalu
With our blacken toes
Like the Surf, the enemy kept coming
With their bugles in the night
And we fired into their masses
Praying for the light
All of us just had to be there
And so many of us died
But now were all but half forgotten
No one remember how we tried
We grow fewer with the years now
And still don’t raise a fuss
But Korea really happened
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Teenage Kicks” by the Undertones.
This week TIM has been watching …
“Tremors” – Starring Kevin Bacon. This film was released on the 19th January 1990, hard to believe it is 30 years old.
In case you had forgotten, a reminder that tomorrow is Jamaican Hair Style Day, personally I’m dreading it.
Until next time.