The picture above is a real piece of family history. Having the chance to look at, preserve and even publish this makes me very thankful for modern technology.

My uncle posted this and a large range of other old pictures to my Mum, as he was cleaning out Grandma’s old possessions. My Mum then quickly scanned this one to send me. Someone very dear to us both, and sadly no longer with us, is in the picture.

The picture is of my Dad (second from the right) and his mates in Port Said during the Suez Crisis back in 1956. It’s hard to imagine modern papers being quite this jingoistic.

I’m so glad Uncle Pat passed these on to us. Memories like this are precious and deserve to be preserved.