Apart from the middle classes and upward few people had the taste for wine apart from the country bumpkins who made their own brews from an assortment of fruits and veggies IE parsnips and elderberries, produced the white and red and were the most favoured in my tiny village.
And so it came to pass that The VP logo remained in my mind as something not quite the real thing.
Most servicemen and women who were involved with the war against Japan will remember the fighting occurred in the South Atlantic as well as the Pacific regions also the Indian ocean. so to make it simple to remember it was originally named after the main enemy 'V J Day or victory over Japan Day.
In Britain the victory against the Axis powers Which in the main were Germany Italy And Japan, plus Austria and Hungary was good reasoning to refer to the ending of hostilities as VE Day being that 95 percent of the conflict happened in Europe.
However, like all good 'Turtle on the Fencepost' Australian Politicians' The short arsed Skinhead wee jolly Johnny Howard, another of the host of draft dodging chicken hawk fence post pollies, decided without a referendum to alter the title V J to VP for reasons of his own peculiar selfish attitude.
The only time's that I recall fighting the Pacific ocean were March 30-31- 1945 during a Typhoon off Sakishima Gunto when all of the BPF Ships were going bows under;. also something similar in Sagami bay late Aug 1945.
However I do have some very vivid memories being involved against the imperial forces of Japan; when I was aged from 17.5 years to 19.1years.
TODAY IS V J DAY Lest we Forget.
"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."
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Requested by CA, USA.
While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, a Doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leader
The old farmer said, "Well, as I see it, most Politicians are Post Turtles'.'' With very few not in this category!
Not being familiar with the term, the Doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was. The old farmer said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle." The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the Doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know the turtle didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of idiot put him up there to begin with." sic.