Introducing my guest blogger - George
Our Royal Marine Commando Unit was kicked out of Singapore in 1971 and we had no base to return to in UK. So, given 3 months leave while they decided where our new home base would be, my mate and I took the opportunity to hitch hike around Europe.
We took the ferry from Hull to Bergen and then it was thumbs all the way round the rest of Europe, then on to France to catch the ferry back to England.
Surprisingly we found all the people we met very, VERY hospitable, even though we had our Union flags on our rucksacks. However, when we got to France it had the opposite effect and we struggled to get a lift...
There is a lot more to tell about this trip, but I want to get this post approved by the censor(Elaine). So, I'll end it there. This photograph, which Elaine recently found up, brings back many happy memories.
I'll bet it does, George!