THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT - A SOLDIER-BARMAN - THE PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES OF A THREE YEAR REGULAR SOLDIER 1952 - 1955 - WARMINSTER - JUD EVANS ATHENAEUM LIBRARY OF PHILOSOPHY



The Gloucestershire Regiment
Aug 15th 1954 - August 15th 1955

BATTALION STATIONED
KNOOK CAMP
HEYTESBURY, NEAR WARMINSTER, WILTSHIRE 1952


(MAINLY CONCERNING OFFICER'S MESS STAFF)
 Regimental Sergeant Major Thackrah. Winter, 1952-53
George Henaghan  - George  SibleyJud  and George Sibley -  Knook Camp 1953George (Jud ) Evans - Knook Camp 1953
Knook Camp - Near Warminster, WiltsKnook Camp - Near Warminster, Wilts
Joe Apperly, R. Wardle, M. Loveland, Jud, MusgroveMick Loveland, Jud, George Henaghan, Joe, Musgrave


Back-Seat- Driver George Henaghan  with Chaufeur George Sibley
Joe Applerly suppoted by George Henaghan
aided by Jud, Mick and George Loveland


The saddest memory of our stay at Knook Camp was the loss of two of our dear pals Colin Gammon and Mick Kroge.  Colin (who boxed for the battalion)   lost his life in a dreadful accident  when he and Mick were blown up by an abandoned miss-fire mortar bomb whilst they were clearing the firing range at Imber in Wiltshire.  Being regular army, they were given the job  waiting to go on the firing-point to shoot for their pay.  Colin was killed and MIck lost both legs. Douglas Bader later took Mick  under his wing.  I knew Colin's lovely family in Croyden, for I had been home to stay with him on various 72 hours passes.



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