Someone who would be sorry to see the end of national service is Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein.
Ships moving out - Monty in f'ground
A.A. Ships moving out - Monty in f'ground salutes at 12
Monty watching - pan at 17 to officer and men on quarter deck
Monty and officer watching
Name of ship - "ALAMEIN"
Stern of ship past camera
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Background: Someone who would be sorry to see the end of national service is Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein. He said this at Chatham when he went to wish Godspeed to his namesake -- the destroyer ALAMEIN.
The ALAMEIN -- which bears the crest of Lord Montgomery -- was being given a sendoff as she left to start a nine months tour of duty in the Mediterranean.
The Field Marshal had told the ship's company the time was coming when the three services would be composed entirely of Regulars. He would be sorry to see national service go -- it brought in a complete cross-section of the nation.