On this day. Winston Churchill says (in 'The Blast of War - referring to the Chiefs of Staff system): 'You may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, or the most audacious soldier, put them at a table together - what do you get? The sum of their fears.'
**Note: here is Fred's diary entry for that day three years ago. Mr Child died a few days before Christmas. (As usual, it's Fred's entry and the current blogger's headline.)