I much enjoyed a chat with a Captain of the 95th Rifles who gave me a guided tour of his accoutrements before ending with the handling of his Baker Rifle replica; at this point i blew my luck and mentioned the forbidden "S" word! The Captain would i am sure, have lashed me to the gun carriage had he been able too for saying the blasphemous word. It was of course "Sharpe" in reference to the fictitious character created by the writer Bernard Cornwell. Richard Sharpe played by the actor Sean Bean, was the hero of the Sharpe's Rifles TV series. Putting myself in the good Captains shoes i guess he gets the same response where ever he travels and was understandably quite sick of the tag allotted to him by over keen idiots like me. Laughing and walking briskly away i couldn't help letting lose a reprimand myself by way of whistling that little tune, "King George commands and we obey, over the hills and far away.......".
Keep your powder dry lads and thanks for the show...................Steve