Smoky the cat saluting, February 1943. In 1940 Smoky the cat was rescued after an air raid during blitz. Miss Ann Twynam of Paddington took him home, and nursed him back to health. She has taught Smoky to salute, and now whenever service friends visit, Smoky loves to do his saluting turn, pictured 3rd February 1943. Battle of Britain collection.
A teenage army medic has become the first woman to be awarded the Military Cross, one of the highest honours for gallantry in combat. Private Michelle Norris, 19, braved a hail of sniper and machine-gun fire from 200 insurgents during a pitched battle in southern Iraq in order to give lifesaving treatment to a wounded comrade.
Last Veteran, OK I put this in funny quotes board because its my top board and I want it to get around, I am NOT trying to be a monster and be disrespectful. I have full respect for thus person and anyone who has and is serving for our contrey.