But I believe that the matter of compensation rests not with the decision of any court in an ex-enemy country, but squarely on the conscience and honour of Britain.
In my simple book, any enrolled serviceman of Britain sent off to make war on behalf of his homeland can rightfully claim that in return for putting up with whatever is thrown at him, his homeland in turn redeems its own side of a contract of service - and without cavil.
The special feature of Singapore was that our comrades there surrendered to the enemy not by individual decision but by command. It was Britain which sent them off to fight and then surrendered them. The buck stops here and nowhere else.Reuse content