Roy Dodd and Ray Collins are the best of friends. “We were two blokes in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Dodd said. “But he’s my best mate … my very best friend in the world... We don’t shake hands, we hug, and that’s what we do.”
Their unbreakable bond was forged in Vietnam when they served together in the same tank crew during the battle of Binh Ba.
“Ray was the driver and I was the gunner,” Dodd said. “When you have to go through something like this in your life together, you are suddenly best friends in the world, and we are still, 50 years on.”