Henry Walls remembers one of his closest brushes with death in 1956, serving with the Royal Scots in the ordnance corps in Hong Kong. One soldier stood at the end of a line making notes based on what bomb experts were saying. Suddenly there was an explosion and two soldiers were blown up.
“I served in East Africa … Bahrain, Kuwait in the ’60s … Hong Kong, Brunei and Singapore,” Walls said. “I’ve done 22 years.”