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The 68th Entry
General information about the entry

Volunteers for a write-up please. prompts:- entrance exam (exemptions?), trade selection process, arriving, being kitted out, first thoughts, initial square-bashing, trade training,  pay - 17s 6d of which we got 7s 6d (but went on leave with a small fortune), restrictions, Aylesbury just inbounds, written permission for girl-friends, rough serge best blue (No. 1 Home Dress?) - when did we get the smoother cloth?, started with kit boxes - then bedside cupboards - then wardrobes, then mats - what was it like for pre-war entries - no sheets!? Lea Enfield Mk IV? rifle - stored under lock and key in rifle racks in our barrack rooms  ('cancel' the requests for userid and password to access the REME museum website http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/arms/rifles/armbsr.htm#012 the pig sticker bayonet (good for perforating dustbins). I don't think we ever got issued with the more prestigious  flat bayonet like the 99th, see photo, or have I forgotten. http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Chris_McBrien/99halton.htm

War-gas training (the gas chamber - not nice), food rationing was still in force

Summer Camp - march to Tring

Perspectives of life as a Junior Entry, life as a Senior Entry

Bands - let's have some coverage/photos of the various bands, bagpipe, brass, drum and fife

Sports - let's have some coverage of the various sports stories/successes/photos in ball games, swimming, shooting, athletics etc.. 

 Index to pages in this section

List of Members     List of all? members of the 68th
Missing List  List of those brats with whom contact has been lost
  Do you know where иииии is? Requests for contact details of missing brats
In memoriam List of those who have passed away
  Obituaries of some of the above
Individuals Reminiscences and pictures from individuals
  Geoff Carr  
  Del Holt  
  John Nicholson  
  John Player    
  Mike Williams  
  Roly Oliver  
  Bill Howell  
  Brian McCarthy  
  Sam West (NZ)