Squad Names

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Drivers Training March 1954

Colleagues duting my Drivers training at No4 Btn. Deepcut

Ray G Drivers Training

During Driver training at Deepcut March 1954. This was followed by 4 weeks of a Tank Drivers training in a Centurian and a Churchill, this tank was used mainly for road work as it was fitted with rubber tracks. Part way through this training I vollunteered for active service in Malaya.

Empire Trooper

My ship which took just over 5 weeks to get to Singapore

Suez from Empire Trooper

A Veiw of the Suez canal through the Porthole.

Squad Picture014

Squad Photograph taken on the 10th March 1954 after completion of 3 months basic training.

Squad March Past

In those days it was a proud moment when we "passed out" having family and friends seated on the edge of the parade ground watching march-past. During those 3 months of basic training we had achieved a wide range of tasks which the average teenager could not experience in civilian life.