Firstly what a fantastic thread, great idea, fascinating to see these photos. We owe a lot to these people.
Well here I go!
In order of age;William Stewart LINDSAY Great Great Grandfather
He fought and Survived the boar war and that's about all I know about him, but here is a picture: Cpt Alfred Steward LINDSAY Great Grandfather
Fought in Gallipoli during WW1 in a light car patrol fighting the Turkish in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry division. Transferring troops behind enemy lines and out again. Pictures:
1st on right
1st on right
He was awarded The Military Cross [MC] (with mention in dispatches) and the Croix de Guerre during his time out there. This was for pretty much single-handly re-capturing a British MG post that was overrun.Citation:
( He won the MC when he was 2nd Lt it is signed by Winston Churchill – secretary of state for the war at the time)
Here is a picture he took of General Edmund Allenby and Price Feisal, who you should know if you are aware of Lawrence of Arabia or watched the film:
more info http://www.pbs.org/lawrenceofarabia/players/allenby.html
My Great Grandfather lived to an old age but I never had the opportunity to meet him.Derek SLINGO Great Uncle
Fought through middle east, Italy etc with the Desert Rats during WW2. He was a Sherman tank navigator. He sent me his diary extracts last year, which really quite touched me. He had a tough time out there against the Jerry's.
Here is a picture of him and his chaps on the tank:
Still alive and kicking! His mother (my Great Grandmother was an Ambulance driver during WW2!) Kenneth PlastedGrandfather
Owned a butchery in Oxford, sent to war to carry on his trade in the army during WW2! I believe he was extracted from Dieppe with the rest of our troops and went across again in June 1944. He never ever talked about it at all, but he kept his Lee Enfield MKIII, not sure where it is mind you.
Died about 20 years ago after 5+ heart attacks, no pictures of service I am sorry to say.Jack Stewart Lindsay
Navy sent him to Oxford University at the start of the war, he then trained to fly in the US and Canada as airspace was so restricted in England.
He ernt his wings and thankfully perhaps he did not see active service.
This picture of him flying must have been in 1944-43 time:
I believe it to be a T6 Texan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-6_Texan
) and was yellow?, does not look it due to the colour fade!
He had a few flights in a P51-mustang and said it was the scariest moment in his lifetime!
Still alive and retired in Spain.
These guys are my hero's, I am near 25 years old (David Stewart LINDSAY), was unable to start officer training because of Asthma, but still want to try to do my bit. Perhaps I am somehow working in an office, I just don't know.