Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Linking Dunkirk and Afghanistan

Mrs Rigby read this comment in the Mail.
Your photograph shows MTB 102. My great friend Commander Christopher Dreyer RN commanded her at Dunkirk as a Lieutenant aged 21. Talking about Dunkirk, he would not mention the dangers, but simply the practical difficulties of steering a course through the minefields.

A few years ago I would have said that they don't make them like that any more, but Iraq and Afghanistan have proved me wrong - and Lt Col Rupert Thorneloe, killed in Afghanistan last year, was Christopher Dreyer's grandson.
No comment needed, except to offer a link to Commander Christopher Dreyer's obituary and that of and Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Thorneloe, both in the Telegraph.


Here's the Dreyer / Thorneloe genealogy

Read about MTB 102 here and here


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