Actually, he WAS called Les but he wasn't from MUD or the Bay City Rollers - he was the pianist with Gerry and the Pacemakers in the 1960's. I met him in Collingwood in the early 1970's and when I said I couldn't think where I'd seen him before - he put me right! Can't remember his second name though. He played cornet, I think, in Collingwood band and by all accounts was one good musician.
My little sis is the exec producer on dragons den and she has asked Duncan if he would do us the honour of becoming an honorary member of our RNA Branch, he is considering it however the fact that he was booted out may be a stumbling block, personally not legallyI think this thread has been run previously but;
Duncan Bannatyne (dragons den, million pound give away).
Raised in the town of Clydebank and from a relatively poor family, Bannatyne joined the Royal Navy where he served several years before receiving a dishonorable discharge for attempting to throw an officer off a vessel. In his biography he claims this was in part a reaction to this officer's abuse of his authority, in part a dare, and in part a way of getting out of the Navy, with which he had become disillusioned. After the incident he had to serve 9 months in a military detention centre before being discharged .
Anyone know any others who made it big?
It amazes me ( or maybe it doesn't ) that so called servicemen/women don't get the relationship between HM Armed Forces and the Crown.I meant a working one, not some gold braided ornament.
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