A War Bride, My Nana’s Engagement Ring
My Grandad proposed to my Nana during the War with a ring in this delicate little pouch. They met over a Christmas in 1941, and were married shortly after on May 15, 1942. My Grandad was a RAF flight instructor and sometime after they married he had to return to service, leaving them separated for a year and a half until the war ended.
The ring shown is my Nana’s wedding band, not the engagement ring that would have originally been in the pouch. I think this ring is exquisite though, and I’ve been wearing it constantly since my Mum passed it on to me. A little piece of a love story and a woman I wish I knew more about.