The Stolen Baby

A Memory of Hereford.

I was a soldier at Bradbury Lines when this happened.
The Father of the baby was our Troop Lieutenant ...Richard Vincent.
He was a lovely man and well liked by we boy soldiers.
We never saw him doubt he was given a long spell of compassionate leave.
But 30 years or so later he had risen through the ranks to be Field Marshall Sir Richard Vincent and was in charge of NATO !
I have very fond memories of my three years in Hereford.....drinking scrumpy at sevenpence a pint.....boating on the river....we guarded the Queen when she visited in (about) 1957.....she was going to the Cathedral for some reason.

With thanks to David Hutchinson for this memory of Hereford

Added 30 August 2008


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