Not because it was the end of the war, or a great victory. No, it is because on that day the RSM told us that Rifle Drill will be back on the schedule "as soon as the Paras get home" he said.
And why? Well, as 'we' were a training Regiment
5 Airborne Brigade 'borrowed' our Rifles because they did not have enough for the whole Brigade on a Full Deployment!
Just one other thing, in this forum it seems to me that postings of a Patriotic nature seem to attract negative attention, for me though, 'the boys done good!' and I salute them today also.