Sunday, August 22

The Sunday Quote

An extract from a letter from The Daily Telegraph - Saturday 21 August 04 which not only appeals to my sense of the ridiculous it also highlights the absurdities now common place in the name of 'security'.

'' ........ The son of a friend is a serving officer in the Ghurka Rifles and was on his way to with his unit to Afghanistan, courtesy of the RAF. Dressed in full combat kit and carrying weapons, all went well until the final security check before boarding. Rifles, bayonets and kukris were fine, but when the nail clippers were discovered in his washing kit the offending article was placed in a plastic bag and confiscated. Dangerous in the wrong hands you understand.''

Col. P D King-Fretts
South Molton, Devon