Here is our eldest, front row centre stage with his colleagues and army support staff who he says have been magnificent throughout, all part of the Olympic security personnel. Note: don't be fooled by the dignified look and grey hair (family trait), he's much, much younger than he looks and very senior for his age.
Good afternoon peeps, I have some rather special photos to share with you today which make me a very, very proud Mum.
As lots of you know our eldest son is a Chief Superintendent in the Police Force. He has been involved in the Olympics right from the torch procession through to the security elements of the Games themselves and although he is not in the Met, has been based in London the last few weeks.
Our youngest is also involved in a different way after putting his name forward as a volunteer and was assigned to the Tai Quan Do event........the fact he was the UK junior champion when he was at Nottingham Uni probably helped a good deal and that event kicks off today. Not sure if he will let me share a photo, will have to wait on that, he can be a tad shy at times.
Our eldest is pretty modest as well, given the huge responsibilities on his shoulders, but he has given me his blessing to share the ones in this post.
This one was before the Games when he took over command of the torch, I so wanted to share earlier but had to wait for the OK, you know security and all that. He looks just like his Dad here.
Here he is at one of the receptions for the Olympic rowing team, he said all of the athletes are fabulous guys and openly expressed how totally overwhelmed they are by the warmth and support shown by everyone, from Police, security staff, officials and volunteers right through to the loyal public attending the events in their thousands. He said they were happily inviting guests at the event to join in photo shoots with them.
And finally, back to the torch procession (I think).
He said he thinks he needs to see a doctor about that swollen hand !