"Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
Today, 30th January, is the fiftieth anniversary of the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. His granddaughter Emma Soames remembers the occasion.
I watched it on television. There was the ceremonial that we do so well. The rousing singing of The Battle Hymn of the Republic in St Paul's.
But for me the most poignant moment was the crane drivers' salute as the launch Havengore pulled away from Tower Pier.