Review:  Commando Despatch Rider by Raymond Mitchell

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Review:  Commando Despatch Rider by Raymond Mitchell

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When war was declared in September 1939, Raymond Mitchell was two months short of his nineteenth birthday and determined to get into action. However, the death of his brother (an RAF Sergeant Pilot) some two weeks later, resulted in him delaying joining up until February 1940 in deference to his parents feelings. Defective colour vision and his age resulted in his rejection by the RAF, Coldstream Guards and Royal Engineers. However, on hearing that the Royal Marines were recruiting younger men...
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