Outstanding obituary: Major Henry Druce

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  1. 'SAS officer who ambushed a German column while dressed in corduroy trousers and a silk top hat.'

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  2. Outstanding, balls of steel.

    RIP Sir.
  3. *Bump*

    Because I think this man embodies what we all admire. No apologies for that. Please take a moment to read the obituary. He deserves it.

    A brilliant, courageous British ecentric.

    Edited to add one full stop. I'm getting better!
  4. RIP to the living proof of British courage.
  5. Corduroy Trousers and a Black Silk Top Hat.

    What a legend.

    RIP Sir, an excellent article.
  6. Extraordinary -- a life very well spent.


    (By the way, was it really possible to mount four Vickers on a Jeep? It sounds so cramped and unpractical.)
  7. Cramped...Unpractical.....

    But a lot of firepower. I'd rather be warry than comfy to be honest.
  8. I'm no soldier, Praetorian, so I wouldn't even try to contest what you're saying -- you most definitely knows what you're talking about.

    It's only that I thought the writer maybe could have got it wrong. Is it possible? After all, Jeeps were small, and Vickers, big and heavy.
  9. Vickers "K" guns were smaller than th full-size jobby IIRC
  10. Read it - Absolutly amazing Gent!

    He did all that and only got a DSO (Only a DSO says this d1ckhead) from the brit side.

    Hats off to you Sir and RIP.

    Please tell me there's a book detailing his exploits
  11. No, you're not. :thumright:

  12. That's what I love about The Times and the Telegraph, you get a much better class of obituary in them. :)
  13. Outstanding. I've heard of FISH and CHIPS but using a Ham in CQB is phenomenal!!

    RIP Sir
  14. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Hat duley doffed. RIP, Sir.