Living display will show family forces past

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BRINGING his family history to life, a Portsmouth man has created a living tribute to the military service of his relatives.

Paul Morgan has come up with a unique 1940s military display as part of an event running from September 23 to 25 at the Royal Marines Museum.

Paul is born and bred in Portsmouth and his family served in all three services along with the Merchant Navy, Portsmouth Dockyard and the NAAFI throughout the Second World War.

Now he has created a ‘living history display’ portraying a sapper in the Royal Engineers, which mirrors his father’s service from 1938 onwards.

Paul dresses up to depict the basic kit and tools of the trade that a soldier of the wartime era would have worn, carried, eat from and lived in, and he is joined by a colleague who portrays a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS).

Paul said ‘It gives me great pleasure to be invited to display at the 40s event where my grandfather was stationed all those many years ago’.

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