During the era of Apartheid there used to be regular
demonstrations outside of the South African embassy –
South Africa House.
If my old friend & comrade Gwyn could not make any of
these demonstrations, then she would phone up the
embassy, and ask to talk with the military attache.
Once connected on the phone she would apologise for not
being able to attend the demonstration which was going on
outside of the building at the time.
On many occasions all she would ever hear would be a
grunt, or something muttered, & then the phone being
A fine example of a diplomate at work, & an inspiration to us