A right royal memory…


As our glorious county is whipped into a state of patriotic fervour for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, our own elder statesman, photographer Gordon Ridgewell, has reason of his own to reflect.
He tells us: “Sixty-nine years ago, I had just completed my RAF training and was picked to go on parade at Trowbridge in Wiltshire for the Queen’s Coronation.
“As soon as I was posted to RAF Scampton there was no more square-bashing. At 18 I was driving the HGVs so was able to get a pass to not attend parades.”
Stand at ease…