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Re: Martin Bell / Edmond Blunden

Posted by Colonel R.M. Arnold on Sat, Dec 24 2016 at 01:32 PM CST:

In Reply to: Martin Bell / Edmond Blunden posted by colin on Sat, Dec 24 2016 at 11:43 AM CST:

: I met Martin Bell on The Queen Victoria Cruise Ship.He was giving talks and there was a photo of him as an Infantry corporal (I forget the Regiment)He served in Cyprus in 1958.He told me of a Poet who was an officer in the Royal Sussex Regiment called Edmond Blunden and worth a GOOGLE.He told me one of his own poems which I found amusing which I shall repeat and I apologise to Colonel Arnold before I do .It is as follows
: If you wish to avoid mishaps,
: On a day of confrontation,
: Just remember that OFFICERS and maps,
: Are a dangerous combination

: Mery Xmas to all

That's why we have Platoon Sergeants and Company-Sergeant-Majors, and of course, TT.

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