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Recollections of Lieutenant Colonel H Hughes RLC and is included as a tribute to his own memory “When that chap asked you where you were when Kennedy was shot, he wasn’t accusing you of anything!” Those of us old enough to remember the assassination of President Kennedy will no doubt know that old gag. But […]
Recollections of Hugh Jones Hugh Jones in Middle East in 1953We humans are programmed to forget, that is natures way, so no one need to apologise for having a bad memory. I have no notes about my army service, not having kept a diary so I am relying on my fickle memory, but I endeavour […]
Recollections of Maurice L Howard I was conscripted into National Service on the 4th August 1949, at Cove, Farnborough as I thought and remember as 262 party and was later re-designated 49.15 party, we were in the’ spider’ at the bottom of the passageway and backing onto the railway to Southampton. My number was 22167942. […]
Recollections of Maureen Brown (nee Merritt) WRAC In 1953 it was decided to include the trade of postal worker into the WRAC. The first batch of girls, after 5 weeks basic training at Guildford, were posted to Richmond Park, Kingston on Thames under the command of 12 Bn WRAC. We travelled, daily, to Inglis Barracks, […]
Recollections of Cliff Howes I volunteered to join the army in 1945 and a few weeks later I received my papers to report to No.96 P. T. C. Ranby Camp, Retford, Notts. On completion of my Basic training, I requested a posting to Royal Engineers (Postal Section) and so it came about that shortly afterwards […]