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Immediately after the Sports Meet I set off for India, accompanied by my bearer Ahmed Din, to attend a...

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This combined initial intake to the two RE OCTU's of 86 young men represented the Royal Engineers...

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The Adjutant was Captain C.Stoker Sheriff, the senior Field Engineer was Lieutenant Tony Vinycomb, a...

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The Divisional Camouflage officer insisted that as work on one bunker would stand out on German aerial...

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A stronger hint was the two page schedule of rates of pay for an officer serving with various branches of...

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As in all Indian Army units Viceroys Commissioned Officers were interposed between the British officers and...

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In general the Workshop Sections were United Provinces Hindus and the Park Sections were Punjabi Mussulmen,...

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In Central India and Ceylon the war did not interfere with the many traditional religious festivals...

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Our other Workshop Platoon and one of our four Park Platoons was based at China Bay, Trincomalee, another...

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Earlier in the year huge floods in Bengal's Damodar Valley put coal mines out of action and interrupted...

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Three months later, General Bill Slim's 14th Army invasion of Burma was pre-empted by the Japanese 15th...

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About two hundred of these unfortunates were placed under 345 Company command and occupied additional...

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