On Friday I went to the funeral of Bishop Michael Mann, a soldier, historian and eminent priest. He loyally supported The British Legion, St Dunstans (he became blind towards the end of his life) and ABF. Living as he did in Gloucetershire I was able to seek his advice on many matters. In 2004 he helped enormously over the 60th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service and suggested we had a passage from George MacDonald Fraser's book "Quartered Safe Out Here". George came down to read it himself. It was a coup. We always remember that he lost his son, killed in action in Oman in the 70s. He was a wonderful man and a sad loss.


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