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Well I can certainly say that the days of me giving 500 maggies to charity are gone!! Hopefully not for ever!

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Mine never arrived.

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Thanks for the Telegraph link - nice article although they also have fallen into the trap of not checking names as per "Melvile." I'm so grateful that I was able to visit FDL in 2002 although even then David was not the commanding presence he had been.

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I did not ever see Rattray in RSA, but I did see a talk that he gave the OCdts at RMA Sandhurst in the early 2000s.

I must confess that when he started talking about the Gatling guns at Rorke's Drift I was a little surprised and rather put off.

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You have to remember that he always claimed that he was a storyteller and not a historian, which might cover a multitude of sins.

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Well, as a story teller he was up there with Wilbur Smith!

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Peter - thanks for that one - an amazing experience for all concerned and goes to show how a 50 year old film can still draw the attention - ingrained into the British sub conciousness - we had Johnson Beharry there, along with
Lord Ashcroft and Chard and Jones' VC, Surgeon Major Reynolds great grand daughter and a number of others who didn't get the reports that the 2 HRH's picked up - thanks for your comments on my chaps much appreciated - atb Tim
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