after this little item I wouldn’t turn out as I hadn’t received the order from an officer. The other boys including Stan did, but went on Parade with their equipment half on and half off, when told that those who felt bad could fall out they all fell out. Having now proved our unfitness for duty Stan and I went round the town to the Cathedral. This we “did” thoroughly, taking 1 ½ hours with a guide, to get round this most interesting edifice. The oldest parts date back to the days before the Normans came 495 A.D. We saw the place where Becket was murdered, heard the ‘orrid story in vivid “guide like” detail and thought Henry II deserved a place next to Charles Peace in Mdme Taussand and also the knights that did the dirty work.
Saw also the tomb of the Black Prince his helmet, sword and gloves. I note
We saw the place where Becket was murdered