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    G'day Chaps

    I found this story while doing some research on an unrelated matter. I thought you might find it amsuing.

    Cheers...Chris

    Kiss in Station Barred As Veteran Greets Wife

    An air force officer who has just returned to Toronto after many bombing trips over Germany rushed toward his wife at Union Station and they kissed each other in the
    rotunda while his two daughters waited to greet him. A uniformed station attendant rapped his fist on the officer's shoulder and shouted. "If you want to do that, get outside and do it." FO. E. R. S . Partridge, 33, wireless air gunner and his wife, of 1121 Bloor St. W., were startled almost speechless by the interruption. "I told the fat, pot-bellied
    ignorant old fool that only his age saved him from being knocked flat on his back,". FO. Partridge explained to a reporter. "He was about 60. I told him I'd have stayed home if
    I'd known I'd be fighting for him and his kind. There were other couples near us kissing ; he just happened to pick on us. We weren't in any one's way, we were off to one side near some friends who had the two daughters.

    Different in New York
    FO Partridge was returned on medical grounds. Near the end of his bombing tour he suffered an atttack of pneumonia, the navigator in his crew contracted tuberculosis near the close of the winter in the rainy area of Yorkshire where they were stationed . FO Partridge's "welcome" to Toronto was much different to' the greeting he received in New York. "A yacht with girls' orchestras aboard came out and escorted us into harbor," he said . "All the time they cheered us, sang out welcomes, told us how glad they were we
    were back, and generally brought a lump into the throat of every man aboard our ship. I felt jubilant all the way to Toronto, and the high spot was seeing my wife and clasping
    her in my arms. But that station attendant browned me off with a bang. I was happy, but he finfished it off."

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    Chris

    An interesting story & we Ladies enjoy stories like that too !

    In mild humoured banter.

    Anne
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    Sadly whenever there's conflict there will always be those back home who make servicemen wonder if it's all worthwhile.

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    Perhaps if they hadn't kissed each other in the rotunda, in full public view, he wouldn't have objected.
    Stewart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart McLoughlin View Post
    Perhaps if they hadn't kissed each other in the rotunda, in full public view, he wouldn't have objected.
    Stewart

    Perhaps if he hadnít spent months getting shot at while separated from his family he would have done it differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aestorm View Post
    Chris

    An interesting story & we Ladies enjoy stories like that too !

    In mild humoured banter.

    Anne
    too true Anne............we`ll always get the guys quiet and blushing !!!
    Patz

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