The folks at Sport Kilt had a good story on their Facebook page yesterday about Bill Millin, the lad who carried his bagpipes with him to the beaches of Normandy on June 6. This is the part of the FB that I really enjoy, people sharing interesting things and bringing them into your life.
Here’s an excerpt from Bill Millian in Voices of D-Day, a book by Jonathan Bastable
At that time the War Office had banned pipers in action. Lovat told me he was not bothered about the War Office and that I would be the only piper playing at Normandy. I took it as an honour.
I like that. Bravery takes on a new meaning when you enter a war with Bagpipes as your weapon.
Enjoy the weekend.
O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve’s like the melodie,
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.