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fa­ther Stan­ley ex­pressed re­gret that he’d missed Na­tional Ser­vice ‘by a month’. But the 78-year-old har­rumphed at the idea of a com­mu­nity-based ver­sion. ‘If we’re go­ing to have it, let’s have it prop­erly... the old Lee-En­field ri­fles – bang, bang, bang!’ he said, adding: ‘The idea of Na­tional Ser­vice to help hospi­tals and stuff like that, it’s just too wet.’

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