Via Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1: With the anniversary of Bloody Sunday fast approaching, listen above to Mícheál Nelson's story of growing up in a mixed marriage in the 1940s and 1950s...

"As young school-boys during the 1940s and into the 50s, Dad had brought my brother and me to the annual British Legion commemorations held in November in the Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin. I can recall how proudly we stood with our Dad, wearing a red poppy with his war medals, as he placed his hat on his chest for the gun-salute and last post

Likewise, during those years, we remember attending the Easter Military Parades at the GPO Dublin, proudly wearing tricolour ribbons with our Mum, who wore a locket photo of her brother Joe. She would shed a tear and hug us dearly during the Presidential Salute and military flyover..."

Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sundays from 9.10 am - listen back here