Attending the local Remembrance Day event. I find this a very moving event. Lives lost and damaged in power struggles. It causes me to reflect on my grandfathers’ role as soldiers in the Polish and German armies during the First World War, on my father as a British soldier in the Second World War, and on several nephews currently in the Israeli army. The pattern of familial re-location represented in a variety of army uniforms! Amongst those marching were these members of the naval services. My eldest grandchild is very interested in sailing. The link potentially continues. I hope he never has to experience it.