Letter: A soldier at 15

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The Independent Online
Sir: Further to M Grugeon's letter (13 November) about under-age fighter pilots, my elder brother enlisted in the King's Royal Rifle Corps and was in uniform in 1941 the day after his 15th birthday. In action in North Africa and on through Italy, he was injured near Florence, which resulted in his being invalided out some time after his 18th birthday. There were a great many like him.

T G WHIPPEY

Market Drayton, Shropshire

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