"Our Olympics" by Harold Drake, R.A.
Medals and trophies were different for the 'Wartime Olympics'
At the annual buffet dinner dance of the West Cumbria branch of the Normandy Veterans Association in November 2000 one of the members, Mr Harold Drake, R.A. of Egremont, Cumbria read out a few thoughts he had written down after watching the Sydney Olympics a couple of months earlier.
Although Harold has since passed away, I have a copy given to me by Harold which is transcribed here. It is an insight into a life experienced by someone who served in the Forces during WW2.
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