The winner was a soldier named Terry Parsons.


My memories go back to the early fifties I was serving on board HMS Belfast during the Korean war at times we used have a break and visit Hong Kong I was once having a night out in one of the services clubs and radio Hong Kong were holding a talent contest which I entered the winner was a soldier named Terry Parsons.

At that time he was just an unknown soldier and it wasnt until later in life I was told by an oppo of mine who was in the RAF stationed in Hong Kong that I was on the same show as Matt Monro.

I am 77 now but that story has been my claim to fame for a long time now. And I am a big fan of his music even though he did beat me.

sam bottomley