Coming first in a race

If you want to come first in the 800 metres timing and tactics is everything, and in the late 1940s and early 1950s my Dad was an expert!

Dad's Army running medals

Dad’s running medals (Army)

These medals are just the ones he won in races during his Army days. He thoroughly enjoyed his National Service experience, but as he seemed to spend quite a bit of his time competing in athletics I am not surprised! The two larger medals are from the Vienna Three Power Field Meet, an athletic competition which took place when Austria was still occupied by the Soviet Union and the allies following World War Two.

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