I was recently fortunate enough to be able to catelogue and re-order the rather jumbled photo album of my wifes grandfather.
As a WW2 vet who served in Africa and Italy he is a spritely 91 year old and helped me by pointing out the who, what, where and when needed to caption the photos.
Armed with his recollections and a bit of cheeky research I have been able to put together enough to write a book about his experiences.
He has also very kindly given me permission to share the pictures with the forum.............so here goes.
This is the first post of many as there are quite a few pics........
The first batch are all pre war from his TA days in the Finsbury Rifles. He joined at 17 yrs old in 1938. The others cover basic training.
The group shot is taken at stiffkey, home of the LAA training range and is dated 1938.
In 1940 he was promoted to lance bomadier and was training a group of recruits on the bofors in Devon.