Hermes

 

  • SANGSHAK 1944 – CONTINUED
    THE INDIAN ARNHEM by Myles Sanderson Foreword by the Editor John Sanderson was one of the few officers of the 152nd (Parachute) Battalion to survive the Battle of Sangshak in India in March 1944. John Sanderson’s autobiography Secret Service in the Cold War is available through The Airborne Shop. His son Myles finished his late father’s autobiography and published it …
  • Victor Gregg: An Eternal Sentinel
    Words by Alec Wilson, Terry Lowe and Rick Stroud, –– and the late Vic Gregg. [With special thanks to Rick Stroud, co-author of Victor Gregg’s autobiography ‘Rifleman’ (Bloomsbury Press) and to photographer Andy Lewis for the use of his photographs of the burial ceremony.] Early in 2020, when he found himself the last known survivor of the wartime 10th Parachute …
  • A Poppy Day Poem by Gus Hales
    Chosen for Hermes by Jim “Jock” Love From: James Love Subject: Re: NovemberDate: 3 November 2021 at 10:08:40 CETTo: Prosper Keating <editor@prahq.com> P, Gus is ex 9 Ind. Para Sqn. He was down south in 82. He did a hunger strike (nearly killed him) outside Combat Stress in Wales due to them having their place empty. Turning away veterans and sacking half their staff. …
  • POEM OF THE MONTH by JOCK LOVE
    What I’ve Shared, I’ve Shared  Earth, sand, and mud.From holes, all over the world.We’d stare, at the skies, and stars.Share our secrets, trade our desires.Thinking of home, wherever that was.Thinking of those we loved…Of those, we’d hope to meet.Hoping not to die. There was a calmness, amidst it all.A silent longing…An empathy, greater than any other.For, I shared those holes  With my …
  • THE POPPY LADY
    By Dick Merry All things come to those who wait. The proverb comes from the poem ‘Tout vient à qui sait attendre’ by the English poet Violet Fane. Fane was writing in French and the last verse of her poem –– translated into English –– says: Ah, all things come to those who wait/(I say these words to make me …