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DEDICATION
From Guardsman Gerald Kersh, No. 2663141, Goldstream Guards, to

Sergeant Bill (Spider) Kelly; Trained Soldier Phillips; Sergeant Ding-Dong Bell of the Musketry Glass; Lance-Sergeant Muddy Waters; Corporal (Blondic) Fletcher; Corporal (Starting Price) Perry; SergeantMajor (The Commander) Knott; and my very good friends the Guardsmen Jack Shaw, Tommy Swales, Charlie Rose, Grouser Doughney, Les Essex, Spencer (now Lance-Corporal), Rudd (the golfer), Puttock (The Blond Beast), Frank Buttery, Garter of Lancashire, Harry Allen (the Genius of County Durham), Middlecote (of Gloucestershire), old puffy-faced Edwards, Alfie Abdale (the Worksop Nightingale), the Good Boy from Godalming, Ginger Dennett, and Gant, the Blackpool window-cleaner. Also Saunders, the timberfeller of Berkhampstead and James. We had some good times in Caterham.... Who forgets, for example, Ossie Osborne-Joyce (afterwards Scribe at Caterham), Geordie Wood, Geordie Benson, Alan Simpson (I always called him Wilson), and all the rest-my best of pals?
Again to my friends in the Training Battalion-to Corporal Warr (who still has a book of mine), to Sergeant Allen (now an officer), and Lance-Sergeants Hitch Hitchens, "Captain" Kidd, good old "Dagwood" Travis (and- why they called him Dagwood, Gad only knows), kilham (and kill 'em he did), Darkie Matthews (whom no man dared face), CompanyQuartermaster-Sergeant Piclcergill, Company Sergeant-Major Arthur George (Iron) Duke, R.S:M. (Charlie) Yardley; the good old Drum Major; Drill Sergeants Pinder, Reason, and Nippy Kirk; Albert Aunger, M.M.; Leadham, that ace of Sarnts; Corporals or Lance-Corporals Ling, Bell, Bateman, Piggy Hinsley, Wacky Jones ... but this is getting to be a Directory, an -Army List.
This book .is about my friends of the Coldstream Guards; my pals of what they call "the other ranks".
I got to know and love them. I think that they represent all that is finest in army life. They will permit me to call them my friends? I was happy to live with them, and could never wish for better men to have on my side in a battle. I regard them as representative of the Guards-which is what is best in the British Armv: best, because it is so completely in accordance with the British spirit as a whole. They are my friends. The honour is mine. I am proud to know them. When I go back, Sergeant Travis will chase me for this, fearing that I have been currying favour. He chased me before, on Defaulters, anyway. What is a chasing? These are good fellows. They are the backbone of things. Therefore, to them, this book, unworthy as it is, is dedicated.
GERALD KERSH
Pirbright 1941

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