THE GAR­DEN­ERS

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Bill (cut­ting the toma­toes), 97, a vet­eran of Dunkirk. En­dured be­ing dive-bombed and ma­chine-gunned by Stukas while pro­tect­ing the perime­ter of the beach. Af­ter sev­eral days with no sleep, he was even­tu­ally pulled on board a ship by his equip­ment straps and taken back to Bri­tain. Len (waist­coat), 93, rear gun­ner on a Lan­caster bomber, sur­vived 32 mis­sions over var­i­ous in­dus­trial tar­gets and sub­ma­rine bases and two plane crashes. Peter (wav­ing the money), 83, royal chauf­feur, and drove Dick Van Dyke to the set of Mary Pop­pins. Peter (lift­ing hat), 82, ac­ci­den­tally set fire to all his neigh­bours’ sheds. It took four fire crews to take back con­trol. Richard (fish­ing hat), 82, Com­man­der on three war­ships be­tween the wars, and was the Queen’s Mes­sen­ger at the For­eign Of­fice. Ge­off (front left), 87, maths teacher. Ken­neth (front cen­tre), worked at Wat­neys brew­ery in Barnes, un­til a beer bar­rel fell on his head — he as­sured ev­ery­one that there was no longterm dam­age!

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