Bearskins, Bayonets & Bravery - Notes from The Guards Museum Episode 7


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May 13 2020 36 mins   1

This week the Director shares readings from the autobiography of a former Guards officer who was perhaps atypical of those who usually were commissioned into the Foot Guards.
Derek Bond was a reasonably successful actor but he volunteered at the outbreak of World War 2 and was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards.  He describes his training and life serving in North Africa.  During his service he won a Military Cross and was badly wounded such that he had to be evacuated back ti the UK for reconstructive surgery.  Although perhaps not as politically correct as he might have been, his tales are as amusing as they are impressive.

 

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