Friday, July 11, 2008

Wednesday 1st November 1939

All the men under the age of 19 in the Battery, are to be ready for transfer to an anti-aircraft unit in the Midlands. Eleven signallers in the list: Stripe, Roden, Spooner, Boden, Chinery, Norrington, Gobey…

The name of the place to which the rest of us will be sent shortly was mentioned today. Southwell: about ten miles from Newark, Nottinghamshire. And – the cavalry with whom we shall be brigaded, includes the Household Brigade – the Life-Guards and Royal Horse Guards…


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