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Corporal  Alan Heaslip (left) with Russell (sitting) and Tiny Coyne (at right) enjoying a 'Thirst Quencher' after a days work feeding the men of D Company.  The Andy Crap and Flo paintings adorning walls of the D Company Boozer and kitchen were done by Alan.

Alan went on to say:

"The main reason Iím sending you these is that everybody remembers where they slept, drank, fought, patrolled with, but how many can remember their hard working and sometimes abused 'baitlayers'. Yes, there we were, slaving away over those bloody hot stoves, making sure that when you returned from ops you had a hot and filling meal waiting for you. Knowing full well that not long after you would be pissed and the possibility of it all coming up."