1987 Guards Recruiting Poster

32 years – YES, 32 years ago (at the time of writing), this poster was doing the rounds.

Just to reminisce, 1987 saw many things, including:

Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up is released, the first of eight singles to reach the Top 10 in the UK.

Prince Edward leaves the Royal Marines just three months after joining.

Arsenal wins the Football League Cup for the first time in their history with a 2–1 win over Liverpool.

The Channel Tunnel is given the go-ahead after Margaret Thatcher and François Mitterrand ratify the Treaty of Canterbury. It is expected to be open within six years.

Swedish home product retailer IKEA opens its first British store at Warrington in Cheshire.

ITV enjoys a record-breaking audience when more than 26,000,000 viewers tune in for the Christmas Day episode of Coronation Street.

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