From Bovington to Silverstone via Opal Fruits a talk by Murray Walker Last night I went to The Tank Museum at Bovington with 2 of my chums, forum member , 'mollusc' & another mate Yo'. We went to see a talk by Murray Walker , the motor racing commentator, WW2 Veteran & all round good egg. We got there about 17.30 as we had tickets for the curry meal before the talk. After that we had a wander around the museum, well the parts that were open . It's changed somewhat since 'mollusc' & I first went there as schoolboys in the early-80s. Murray was there looking very smart in his Regimental tie & regimental badge. He had served in the Royal Scots Greys . My mate Yo asked Murray if there was any chance of signing his book. David Willey,the museum curator, said we're doing that afterwards but Murray asked what book it was , Yo told him it was his autobiography , Murray said 'I'll sign that then.' Prompty sat down on the podium & signed Yo's book. I did mention they'd met before , at Thruxton. The talk started at 19.30 & was very entertaining. Starting from his joining the Army in October 1942 , through his wartime service , briefly mentioning his 35 years in advertising & alot about his time involving motorsport. Afterwards there was a short Q&A session , most questions were about F1 , a few about the TT but I asked the only one about tanks. (That was me , if any other members were there) ''Murray , what were your views on the Sherman tank?'' He said he had they were very reliable, his had a Chrysler diesel engine & they were excellent vehicles for the advance to Lubeck & Wismar after the Rhine crossing. He said he didnt fancy being in a Churchill as they required more maintenence but glad he hadnt had to fight in a Sherman in Normandy. An excellent evening was had by all, I estimate there were around 400 people there . Here's a few pics off my phone.