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Watch out Captain Tom as Seil octogenarian Kneale Smith gives us a tune for VE Day’s 75th anniversary.
This week the 84-year-old, who is self-isolating, took to a flag-lined jetty to perform his rendition of We’ll Meet Again.
Kneale, who was just 15 when he first went to sea with the Merchant Navy, joined the Easdale Branch of the Royal British Legion 15 years ago. He also sings with Seil Sound community choir.
The branch invited him to sing the wartime classic as part of a video By GH-ProductionsArgyll, featuring tributes from the three slate islands – Seil, Easdale and Luing – in a poignant nod to the special VE Day anniversary.
‘It took four or five takes to get the words right, as a contender for the charts I don’t think Captain Tom has much to worry about,’ said Kneale.
For the full story, read this week’s Oban Times.