Dear Sir, Your article on Maltese Buses in the November issue bought back many happy memories, as did the mention of The Gut. I was stationed there in the 1950s with 40 Commando Royal Marines at the St Andrews barracks. Most of the time we were off the island, either at the Troodos mountains in […]
I joined the Army in 1941, seeing action in France and Germany. After VJ day, being relatively young at 24,1 was posted to Egypt and Palestine in order to release men who had served many years abroad without home leave. And so I was able to join hundreds of other service personnel for a […]
A Cockney voice from just along the row said: “Not exacdy the crahn jewels, are they?” The jewels’ in question were a pair of very basic cufflinks stamped out of some dubious-looking yellow metal – all part of the civilian kit being handed to each one of us in the middle of 1946 by a […]
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