February 18, 1944

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

Far away on the Indo-Burma front, a Watford man – Sgt P. H., who lives in Park Road, was recently introduced to Lord Louis Mountbatten, who, with a party of generals, air marshals, air vice-marshals, and other high-ranking officers, was making a tour.

The sergeant’s thoughts were evidently focused on home for, with almost his first words, he asked Lord Louis: “Is Watford still there, sir?”

“It most certainly is,” replied Lord Louis, “and is likely to remain so!”

[From the Watford Observer of February 18, 1944]

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11:34am Tue 18 Feb 14

WirralHornet64 says...

Reminds me of Blackadder !
Reminds me of Blackadder ! WirralHornet64
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