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Low_Flyer_MkIX
08-18-2010, 08:45 AM
Via Missing Lynx. A true character has passed away. Bill Millin was the piper who played Lovat's commando's ashore and beyond on D-Day, with little regard for his own safety. RIP, Bill.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11011884

http://www.pegasusarchive.org/...andy/bill_millin.htm (http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/bill_millin.htm)

Low_Flyer_MkIX
08-18-2010, 08:45 AM
Via Missing Lynx. A true character has passed away. Bill Millin was the piper who played Lovat's commando's ashore and beyond on D-Day, with little regard for his own safety. RIP, Bill.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11011884

http://www.pegasusarchive.org/...andy/bill_millin.htm (http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/bill_millin.htm)

raaaid
08-18-2010, 09:55 AM
one word:

steelballs

arthursmedley
08-18-2010, 11:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by raaaid:
one word:

steelballs </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, Raaid. You are quite right. I met Bill once, a long time ago, here
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh112/arthursmedley/Commando20memorial20portrait1.jpg

Oh where, tell me where, is your Highland laddie gone? He's gone wi' streaming banners where noble deeds are done
And it's oh, in my heart I wish him safe at home
Oh where, tell me where, did your Highland laddie dwell?
He dwelt in Bonnie Scotland, where blooms the sweet blue bell
And it's oh, in my heart I lo'ed my laddie well

Oh what, tell me what, does your Highland laddie wear?
A bonnet with a lofty plume, and on his breast a plaid
And it's oh, in my heart I lo'ed my Highland lad

Oh what, tell me what, if your Highland laddie is slain?
Oh no, true love will be his guard and bring him safe again
For it's oh, my heart would break if my Highland lad were slain

Thankyou for posting this L_F, quite sad today.
God speed you on your way Bill.

foxyboy1964
08-20-2010, 10:39 AM
I'm a bit late to this thread, and I can't add anything to what's already been said. Steel balls sums things up nicely.

R.I.P. Piper Millin

major_setback
08-25-2010, 05:34 PM
Short interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4WZwz2C72M