Saturday, April 17, 2010

sepia stan




This is just a quickie, as I am off to a seminar all of today.

Last weeks Sepia pics. were of Uncle Stan's mum and grandparents, in great hats.
This is Uncle Stan - my great Uncle.

I think he stayed home during the war because he worked for Ford, so was counted as essential to the war effort in that role - but here he is in his uniform. Looking, I thought, a little bit Bing!

I'll post more about Stan next week.

19 comments:

Martin H. said...

I notice Stan has three stripes. Which outfit was he a sergeant in, I wonder?

tony said...

Was Stan in The Home Guard?

Barry said...

Great photo. I will look forward to learning more about him.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Nice snappy photo; good quick post, we willlearn more later.

willow said...

I love a man in uniform. Super pic.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i like uncle stan's hat

Barbara said...

Very, very "Bing". Stan is cute.

Christine H. said...

Stan, the man. he looks dapper and very confident. Can't wait to hear more.

Vicki Lane said...

He wears his beret with great panache!

e said...

Handsome man, your Uncle Stan...will await further details.

L. D. Burgus said...

His expertise was probably very important to get the war machines ready for battle. It would be a waste to take him away from what he could do so well.

Ji said...

great life,
Best wishes!

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/follow-jingle-to-make-your-blog-twinkle-awards/

everything in this post are for you,
10Q,
Thank You!

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/the-celebrate-blogger-of-march-in-short-story-writing-award-and-more-announcement-for-nomination/

I nominated you
please read the post via the link,
help nominate some bloggers you believe that they are excellent on

art or painting,
humor,
or creative writing...
Good Luck!
I appreciate your input.

Everyone will receive some awards tomorrow...
12 hours deadline!

Alan Burnett said...

Yes, I think that is a Home Guard uniform, I recognise it because my father too was in the Home Guard. It might even predate the Home Guard name (previous to August 1940 they were known as the LDV or Local Defence Volunteers. My father was in the LDV as well and always claimed that the initials stood for Look Duck and Vanish.

SueG said...

I left an award for you over at mine today. Love your photos! Sue

The Silver Fox said...

Great shot!

Anonymous said...

sepia stan reminds me of "Flat Stanley" - no disrespect intended!

here is link to the story about Flat Stanley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Stanley

a new follower

The Naked Chef (from Canada, eh!)

lettuce said...

sorry i'm a bit late responding to your comments. thanks for them so much - and for awards! i will try and pick them up!
internet problems...
bah.


Yes, he was in the Home Guard (or poss. its predecessor?) Look Duck and Vanish made me laugh.