"If he's a chap of good character and we like him, we'll have him!"
(Former Secretary Bunk Harffey's answer to another member's question on whether to accept or not a prospective new member of the Winkle Club)
1955 Sir Winston was turning down almost all of the honours he was invited to receive in all parts of the country, saying: "I am an old man now"; but when the invitation from the Winkle Club arrived, he accepted at once saying: "This is one thing I want to do".
The Duke of Windsor - HRH Prince Edward VIII
Field Marshall Lord Montgomery
H.R.H. Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent
Sir Robert Menzies, KT, CH, QC, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1966)
Sir Norman Wisdom
O t h e r D i s t i n g u i s h e d M e m b e r s
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give"