British NCO served with 2nd Bn Irish Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine, 1945-1947; served with 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regt in Germany, 1947-1949; served with 1st Bn Hampshire Regt in Germany, GB and Malaya, 1949-1955 and in West Indies, 1960-1962
REEL 1 Recollections of period as NCO with 2nd Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers in Egypt, 1945-1946: background to joining unit and posting to Egypt; role supporting civil power; dealing with riots in Alexandria and Cairo; question of causes of riots; other duties; theft of weapons from good train. Recollections of operations as NCO with 2nd Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers in Palestine, 1946-1947: posting to Palestine, early 1946; attitude to service in Palestine; question of dealing with flair-ups; casualties sustained by unit; opinion of Palestine Police; character of riots in Palestine; leaving Palestine for demobilisation and failure to get into Irish Police force, 3/1947.
REEL 2 Continues: Aspects of period as NCO with 2nd Bn Wiltshire Regt and 1st Bn Hampshire Regt in Germany and GB, 1947-1953: posting to Krefeld, 1948; relations between British soldiers and German civilians; question of Werewolf presence in Occupied Germany; popularity of posting to British Army of the Rhine, late 1940s; increased professionalism of army from 1950; transfer to 1st Bn Royal Hampshire Regt in GB, 12/1949; return to British Army of the Rhine, 1951; period instructor to Small Arms School, Hythe. Recollections of operations as NCO ; with 1st Bn Hampshire Regt in Malaya, 1953-1955: posting of unit to Malaya, 10/1953; attending Jungle Training School at Kota Tinggi; problems of coping with jungle conditions; importance of jungle knowledge and navigation; use of animal tracks; use of Iban trackers; jungle training of battalion.
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