Monday, November 8, 2010

The Maroon Beret #2

A nice maroon beret related post from:
Whilst we were staying with Ben and Mandy we met Ben's friend Ray and his wife Betty. Ray was blinded during the Second World War. He was part of the forces that were parachuted into Arnhem in The Netherlands to try and capture bridges over the Rhine River . Ben and Ray go for a bike ride every week on a tandem , a bicycle designed to take two people. Ben steers and Ray pedals behind as the 'stoker'. Ray, aged 84, did a parachute jump last September to commemorate the battle to capture 'The Bridge Too Far'. We were all very impressed by Ray's fitness (he swims a mile regularly) and wanted to show you a picture of someone who has maintained his health and fitness well into later life. A great example to us all.
I couldn't agree more. 

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