Wednesday, 28 July 2010
One of those absolutely extraordinary moments of serendipity. This group of Chelsea Pensioners had travelled to York to be a part of the celebrations surrounding the award of new colours to the Yorkshire Regiment. Due to a mix up they ended up at the wrong barracks, and we ended up hosting them for a couple of hours. The most amazing thing is that one of the veterans, Ernie, a Green Howard, was one of the buglers who played the Last Salute at my Great Grandfather, General Sir Edward Bulfin's funeral, back in the 1930s. He was the most delightful gentleman, and I felt truly humbled to have met him.