Death of King
"I attended Watson's.
On the day of the King's
death, we were suddenly all summoned to the
School Hall where a loudspeaker had been hooked up to a radio and we heard
the BBC announcement of the
While we were sitting waiting,
a rumour went round that we had been summoned to hear an address from
Captain Kurt Carlsen of 'Flying Enterprise' fame.
I can't remember if we were disappointed at
his non-appearance or just shocked at the news."
Gus Coutts, Duddingston, Edinburgh:
May 1, 2012