Why British People Have Been Reluctant To Fly The Flag for Years.

People tend not to notice unattended baggage.

People happily leave their hand bags open.

I think a lot of Aussies are a bit naive about overseas travel. One of the first things that caught my attention about Australian backpackers is they felt safe adding their flags to their backpacks.

When we stopped flying the flag

It was a huge shock when two Australians were killed by the IRA in Germany. At one stage it was unsafe to even look like a British Soldier, I had been terrified to take a class to London during a bombing campaign,

IRA ATTACKS IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND WEST GERMANY 1989

My brother’s friend had visited Northern Ireland and been told to park his hire car somewhere hidden away,

IRA MORTAR BOMB ATTACK ON CROSSMAGLEN BARRACKS 1989

1972 IRA BOMB ATTACKS

Wearing Union Jack’s has felt unsafe for many of us for years, Flying the flag was OK previously. I would not put a Union Jack on my backpack the way my ex husband was able to proudly sport one on his,

My backpack was a leaving present from my first school as they knew I was heading overseas, it is Berghaus. I have recently been loaning it to my daughter. It is still going strong, I remember our backpacks weighing in 18 and 20 kg respectively. I knew exactly where things were in my backpack.

Are You F*cking Kidding Me!

The school secretary wrote in my autograph book “May you get to know the God of the book as well as the land of the book.”

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