|The photos and "Before and After" were sent to us
by Ray Hardie, RAVC Dog Handler Instructor from BJWS. I will use his words to
This lovely young Lassie is a 13-year old member of the British Legion of Scotland - Dundee Cadet Force.
"She is holding two minutes of silence whilst selling poppies at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. I don't know this wee Lass, but , by God I'm proud of her. It's a hell of a note that we have to hold collections, etc. in order to help our war disabled - it should be the Government's responsibility!"
(Absolutely right about that!-Sue)
|The DESHERA CEREMONY
Any of you who attended BJWS will remember the Gurkha who liked nothing more than to point and laugh at you when they "ambushed" on the field exercises. The refrain of "Ha, ha, all dead!" still resounds with many of you!
|This ceremony pictured here is the DESHERA Ceremony. Ray writes, "It is deemed good luck to the Regiment for the next year if the buffalo's head comes off in one strike. They use a large ceremonial kukri for the job. I've never seen them fail."|
|"The man with the kukri is Gil Hartabahadur Limbu, a good friend. After the ceremonial beheading, the weapons are anointed with the blood."|
|A good year is assured - and for the Trackers as well! Many thanks, Ray!|
|I don't know if Ray sent this as a poster for the Reunion, but perhaps we should be sure it's clearly visible!|
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