This is my Dad's christening gown. He was born in 1917 so would have been 103, July just gone, but he died when he was 91.
I did think that this was a photograph of him at his christening but, it is a different dress. I remember being told that my grandmother entered him in a baby competition and I think this must be a photograph of him at said competition .... apparently he had chicken pox but they still entered him and he won !!!
Here he is in RAF Summer/hot country gear ..... he went to South Africa, Iran/Iraq and Egypt among other places. He didn't talk about the war very much, like so many others.
I've been sorting out a pine chest and found my Dads flying instructions !!! ..... written on a tiny piece of paper !
all photographs via me