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Dvr. ). Glass ford R.E. leaps into the Ha-
mish — Medlow fray with die following i
“Concerning the communication of one
“T.G. Medlow, Corporal" to your, and our,
Paper re Hamish Henderson's letter of Sep
I have no wish to start a controversy
about this matter but I must say (as in duty
bound by ties of good Gaelic blood) that I
and a good many more of the same breed
were, on reading Cpl. Medlow’s letter, as
tounded at the unwarranted attack on one
Scot by another whose only claim to that
title is that he mispronounces the word
If Hamish has a bee in his bonnet ('Bal
moral' would be a better term for a profes
sing Scotsman to use), I should like to tes
tify that the same bee is in many Scottish
bonnets. I have read “Crusader” regularly
— in fact ever since the first copy appear
ed on the blue — and would, with many
others, like to see in it more about the Scot
tish countryside. I would also like to take
this opportunity of saying that my own re
gard for my country rises far above mere
football results. The fact that Cpl. Medlow
has been only a short time in this country
is evident by the gist of his letter.
To you and the “Crusader,” Mr. Editor,
I repeat Cpl. Medlow’s remarks “All the
best for now and the future.”
Should you print this letter (I would re
mind you of your promised welcome to cri
ticism !) I would appreciate it and so would,
I’m sure, many more of my countrymen.
Should you be flogged out with correspon
dence on this subject — then please divert
the flow to me — I Will be only too glad
to deal with it in the fit and proper man
And so would we. All future correspon
dence on this subject should be addressed to
Dvr. }. Giassford, Chief Engineer’s Branch,
Main H.Q. 13 Corps.
“Is it too much to ask through the me
dium of “Crusader,” if anyone who can
write harmony or orchestrate an original
composition would communicate with me
“The position is that I have two babies
— more on the way — but no doctor to
bring them into the world.”
Is there a doctor in the house 1
“ B L U E ” BABY
F.O. Trelease, R.A.F. i “An Amateur Ra
dio Society has recently been formed at Ad
vanced Air Headquarters, Western Desert.
“W e should greatly appreciate it, if you
could afford the Society some publicity
through the widespread circulation of “Cru
sader,” as we are particularly anxious to
contact amateurs in the desert.
“A cordial invitation to look us up is
extended to all persons interested in Ham
Radio, and it is hoped that many interest
ing Q.S.O.'s will develop."
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Tpr. S.N. Lang t “Thanks for the news
regarding 'Stallards Massed Start Race’
about a month ago.
“I was a keen competitor of these races
when I was in Blighty,’ and I am a perso
nal friend of P.T. Stallard.
“I’ve since received news of another simi
lar race held on August Monday. This was
won by ‘Ernie’ Clements of the promoting
club, the course was ideal for such a race
and it included Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock
“If any racing men or others wish to drop
me a line I will gladly answer them."
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S/Sgt A. E. Davis, R.A.S.C. of a Field
Butchery Unit i “I'm an amateur composer
and I’ve knocked out a couple of epics. Due
to my lack of knowledge of the more tech
nical side of music I need assistance from
someone who can harmonise and finally or
chestrate the baby of my brain.
This little girl cam e to "T he B lue" with an
Ensa co n cert party. T he troop er seem s to
h a ve m ade a b ig hit.
Sgt. A. Lewis t “It is now some time
since you mentioned any motor cycling news
in your sports column. The enclosed infor
mation may be of interest.
Jimmie Simpson. — Famous T.T. rider
is now a Major in the R.A.S.C.
Jock W est. — T.T. rider and leading
British rider of the German BMW. racing
machines was recently promoted Sqn/Ldr
in the R.A.F.
F reddie Frith. — T.T. winner holds rank
of Sgt at a Northern School of Driving
S gt. Lionel Van P raag. — Member of the
speedway team. W as recently awarded the
George Medal for rescuing a fellow-member
of a bomber crew, which crashed in a
Jack W illiams. — (The 'Cheltenham
Flyer) well-Jcnown competition and T.T.
rider, in an O.C.T.U.
Ft.-Lt. Chris. Staniland. — Well-known
to Brooklands habitues, recently killed in
flying accident. He was holder of three
Brooklands Gold Stars. W as chosen as a
Schneider Trophy pilot, and shared many
car records in U.S.A. with Capt. G. Eyston.
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