I have started a new page for the stations before West Kirby.
Where the personal were sent, to be kitted out and to have their jabs, etc.,
then transported to No. 5 School of Recruit Training West Kirby.
The above photo was sent in by David McGoogan and gave me the following information.
I have attached a photo taken at Cardington, of a group of lads who went on to West Kirby to do their basic training. I canít recall all the names, but here are those I do remember :-
Standing at the far left in the back row is Brian Price, who later captained Wales Rugby Team. At the far right of the back row is Bob Roberts.
Other names (not in any order) :- Ray George; Malcolm Crook; John Silverthorne; Geoffrey Watts; Gerry Shepherd; Bert Walmsley; Bernard Loughran; Brian Watson; Bert Adams; Trevor Parry.
It may stir some memories somewhere,
Just had a line from Reg Simpson, 13/02/09, re the above group of 7.
He was in the camp hospital at the time, but he thinks he
recognises two of the 7.
Left rear is George Windebank, next to him is Pete Baldwin.
Taken at Cardington, Jan 1952, sent in by Norman Quirk.
Alan Sutcliffe sent the above photo of the one below,
after he had got rid of the damaged part of the photo.
Above photo sent in by Anita Quinn,
Daughter of Raymond Duffin,
Sadly Raymond died in 1999.
The photo of the three, Raymond is in the middle.
I have been told that this one was taken at Cardington,
not West Kirby.
Above photo sent in by Noel Dunmow, Cardington, 8th July 1956, then on to West Kirby.
Noel is in the front row 2nd from right.
Just received from Cliff 1st July 2013
Padgate Guard Aug 6th 1947, Ronald boast is 5th from left
Ronald is in the middle row 4th from left.
Ronald on left and Norman Coulson 1947.
Above sent in by Lesley McGuire (nee Boast) Daughter Of Ronald.
ANY MORE PHOTOS OF CAMPS PRIOR TO WEST KIRBY,
THERE MUST BE MORE THAN CARDINGTON, AND PADGATE??.