Guy Ritchie And Hugh Grant Re-Create Incredible Photo Of Their Fathers In The Same Scottish Military Regiment 65 Years Ago

Guy Ritchie and Hugh Grant re-created a photo of their fathers, who were stationed in the same military regiment 65 years ago, to mark Remembrance Day.

Ritchie confirmed Captain John Ritchie and Captain James Grant were stationed in Singapore as part of the Seaforth Highlanders.

The director also posted a pic of his grandfather, Major Stewart Ritchie, who was killed in France in 1940 during the Second World War.

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This first picture was taken 65 years ago in Singapore where my dad — Captain John Ritchie — and Hugh Grant’s dad —Captain James Grant — were stationed in the same regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders. The second picture — taken on a film set in London 65 years later, has one grandson and two sons recreating that original image. We’d discovered by co-incidence that Rory Gibb, our Production Assistant on the film‘s grandad was in that same original picture. You can see the resemblance. The third image is of my dad and grandad. My granddad, Major Stewart Ritchie, died in 1940 in France in WW2. Spare a thought today for the men and women in uniform who have fallen in defence and service of others. #RemembranceDay #RemembranceSunday

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Ritchie wrote in the caption, “This first picture was taken 65 years ago in Singapore where my dad — Captain John Ritchie — and Hugh Grant’s dad —Captain James Grant — were stationed in the same regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders.

“The second picture — taken on a film set in London 65 years later, has one grandson and two sons recreating that original image.

“We’d discovered by co-incidence that Rory Gibb, our Production Assistant on the film‘s grandad was in that same original picture. You can see the resemblance.

“The third image is of my dad and grandad. My granddad, Major Stewart Ritchie, died in 1940 in France in WW2.

“Spare a thought today for the men and women in uniform who have fallen in defence and service of others. #RemembranceDay #RemembranceSunday.”

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The Seaforth Highlanders was a “historic line infantry regiment of the British Army, mainly associated with large areas of the northern Highlands of Scotland.”

It existed from 1881 to 1961.

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