Saturday, January 02, 2016
Quote of the day 2nd January 2016
(The late Robert Runcie had some knowledge of what war is like as he had been a Captain in the Guards during the second World War before being ordained and becoming Bishop of St Albans and finally Archbishop of Canterbury.
His mild and polite manner and moderate views while Archbishop led many in the media and in society to underestimate Robert Runcie.
During his service in the Army during World War II he was decorated for pulling a comrade from a blazing tank while under enemy fire: his nickname in the guards was "Killer Runcie.")