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“I wouldn’t have missed it, but by gosh I wouldn’t like to do it again. I think I’d run away. Oh no, I’m very glad that I was there, very glad. When I think of the good chaps that were, oh, splendid fellows, good comrades and friends. No I wouldn’t have missed it for anything.”

[Interviewer] “You’re one of an elite band really aren’t you? There aren’t many Old Contemptibles left.”

“Very few now”

[Interviewer] “Does that make you feel special?”

“No. No. I suppose it was my good fortune to go over when I did. Plenty of blokes would have given their heads to go.”














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