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Military Medals Part II


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I thought this may be of interest to some as it seems many families are unaware of relatives being awarded medals, especially bravery.
Last year I attended a big Male Voice Choir concert at the Royal Albert Hall and stayed overnight in the Victory Service Club. As I'd been to a Regimental meeting, I had my blazer on with the Regimental Badge. One of the other members of the club who had also been to the concert, asked me what I knew of Tasker Watkins. This gentleman was the cousin of the person's grandmother, and had been awarded the V.C in WWII, and it was only through family research that his section of the family found out. As Tasker Watkins was also Welch Regiment (as I was), I told him his relative, had become a Deputy High Court Judge and had been President of the Welsh Rugby Union for over 10 years, with a statue now outside the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, none of which they had ever known. I actually met Tasker Watkins at one of our Annual Reunions in Cardiff and a member of our Branch told me, he had always been amazed at how his life had turned out when he had started life in the mining village in South Wales. Hope you enjoy the story. Brian

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