As the debate for and against Scottish independence continues and the date for the referendum draws near, we thought we’d ask you the same question.
The tale of the Gunners white lanyard has become so prevalent that the blurring between fact and fiction is so overwhelming that even those who have served or are serving will have heard and indeed
may have been led to believe it as a truth.
The tale goes that the gunners were ordered to wear the white lanyard as a sign of cowardice shown through their desertion of the guns in the face of the enemy. Of course, the story is exactly that, nothing more than a fable of mythical elements. The tale still seems to be told and so its only appropriate that it is finally put to rest. Continue reading
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