Previously un-published picture of Tom Canning !
This was my 21st Birthday in - as you can guess - Rome, just after having lunch at the Piazza Pantheon and seeing the funeral cortege of Maestro Pietro Mascagni - my Mother's favourite opera composer.
My friend is "wee wully Fenn" from Glasgow who was a butcher by trade and how he managed to see over his butcher block was a mystery he was so small. It was he who learned the salutary lesson that one did not place a Cadbury's milk bar in the shirt pocket of a KD uniform while watching " The Mutiny of the Bounty" for the seventh time at Bone Cinema in North Africa !
Happy days - 22nd July '45