Wot a good plan!! maybe we will do a charismatic english gent general who liked a G and T.. and a jolly good punch up... I did indeed also meet "The Bear " a few times .,,but cannot alas claim I knew him..but I do wargame like him....He famously , to me, inspected my new regiment at worcester...he was witty as ever and baffling , coming up to my new Sgt of Pike and saying "Youre jolly tall,,,, well done!" then moving on .... there is no answer to that! Cheers john s
John S, In the light of some pretty disrespectful comments about Peter Young on a more recent thread , can we now have that "charismatic English gent General who liked a G & T" figure please. I think there's a few of us that would want one on principle. It's not hero-worship, you understand it's about the Englishness (at any other time I would say Britishness but there's a point to be made) of the English Civil Wars!
Back in 1975 or '76, I had the great honour to meet Brigadier Peter Young personally and up close during a re-enactment, i knocked him off his horse with a wet mop as his cavalry rode down our artillery battery. He was very gracious and came looking for me afterwards to introduce himself and bought me a drink (orange juice as i was underage for alcohol) and chatted for a while. I was only a teenager at the time and imagined i was in a great deal of bother when i heard i was being looked for by "the brig" as captain general of the sealed knot.