Foreign News: Oh, Mum! Oh, Mum!

The pink-cheeked cadets, aged 9 to 13, of the Royal Marine Volunteer Corps were determined to look their smartest on the march to the Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham, Kent, one evening last week. Proud members of an unofficial outfit sponsored by officers of the Royal Marine Forces, the youngsters were on their way to watch a boxing tournament in the camp of their Royal Navy counterparts. Marching crisply, they swung in a column three abreast along the narrow (27 ft.) tunnel of Dock Road.

Bus Driver John William George Samson, 57, known as "Sambo" to...

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