David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occasional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Saturday 11 November 2023


 They served, survived and came home whole when so many did not. Great Uncle Albert 'Jack' Boot, a trench mortar gunner in the Coldstream Guards 1914-18; Uncle Arthur Nash, a driver with the RASC in Burma; Cousin Ernest Slynn, a Rifleman in the Royal Ulster Rifles (Airborne) who landed in support of Pegasus Bridge on D-Day and whose war ended at Caen with shrapnel in his shoulder; my Father Howard Bickley, RN, who served in the Atlantic, Arctic, Mediterranean and Pacific theatres onboard Destroyers 1939-45.


  1. Nice to see that you have nice displays of their medals etc, which is a nice way to remember them. They will not be forgotten.

  2. A wonderful respectful display of memorabilia, so important not to forget. Where would we stand today had it not been for all of their sacrifices....

  3. A fine display of family memories David…
    Sadly the one thing I don’t have or know the whereabouts of are my family’s service medals…

    All the best. Aly

  4. Beautiful display and most touching.

  5. Very nice display David and a beautiful way to remember them 👍