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Caught in the Draft


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It's 25 years since the end of National Service and the return of millions of young men from two years of compulsory military training.
Private Michael Aspel of the King's Royal Rifle Corps flicks back the years to the National Service experience and recalls its joys and terrors, its humour and its discomforts, as remembered by a few of those who reported for duty all those years ago: ex-airman
Bob Monkhouse , Pay Corps Corporal Leslie Thomas , former Lance Bombardier John Junkin , and ex-RAF officer (ground crew) John Dunn.
Off-parade noises include the voices ofRSM Brittain
Private William Speakman , vc The Rt Hon Sir Anthony Eden Mary Stocks
Private Bill Flowers
Jean Metcalfe and many others. Devised and written by TERENCE PETTIGREW (REME) Producer HARRY THOMPSON
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Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Lance Bombardier
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: John Dunn.
Unknown: William Speakman
Unknown: Sir Anthony Eden
Unknown: Bill Flowers
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Written By: Terence Pettigrew
Producer: Harry Thompson

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