My thanks to one and all for filling in the gaps. I know the badge at the Zitadella in Spandau ... was once invited there for dinner by the Bürgermeister, seriously good medieval dining down in their former vaults. Although I have often been into the cathedral in Berlin (I lived around the corner for 10 years) I have never been down in their cellars ... a 'will do' for the future !
Thanks Arnie for even noticing that I had been absent for a while and our very best to you and Brenda, have a great beach party while we are grooming the sheep-skins preparing for minus temperatures. (Sheep don't need them any more, they're waiting to be thawed out and roasted). Actually we have decide to fast instead of feast this xmas, breaking the fast in time for a New Years party.
I now feel even better flying my, our regimental flag, knowing that the locals don't even recognise their own historical symbol, some while looking sideways at me ... bloody foreigner ! As an Anglo-Saxon I'm probably more kraut than them ... with a bit of Mick and Spick ... an absolute mongrel and proud of it
For what it is worth I recently learned that 'Richard Lionheart' could not even speak english, only ever spent about six months in England, spent much of his time fighting anybody during the crusades and loved his home in France !
George the dragon slayer was probably a Roman and some other 'Great Britons' like King Arthur and Robin Hood were almost certainly not born in the British Isles ... so I'm in good company