Describes the author's determination to help maintain morale. His sense of humour, decency and consideration for others around him irrespective of his own well-being, makes this an insight into the day-to-day life of a man determined to get through his ordeal at all costs and to ensure that those around him did the same.
Ronald Horner was born in St Albans, Herts. He was called up in February 1940 and disembarked in Singapore in January 1942 and became a POW at the capitulation on 15 February. He was initially in India Lines Changi, proceeded to Thailand on loan to Japanese Thailand Administration and returned to Singapore on completion of the railway, first to Sime Road and latterly to Changi Gaol. He returned to the UK in 1945. His main interests were cricket, rugby, charitable works and Countdown.