A social evening at the Drill Hall, the men were Territorials who had to
sign on for 2 years after doing their National Service.
This occasion was the
"Driver of the Year" presentation (local to the Regiment), from left to right
are : Ronnie ?, Bill Hardy, ?, Barrie Dean.
Re: Drill Hall,
I was in the Cadet Battalion, Yorkshire Light Infantry; the King's Own
in the early 1950s
Mr Garbutt was the Caretaker at the time,
Our platoon leader was named Carl, who emigrated to Canada in 1956
I was Under Officer in the last year there.
The Tate brothers were there, Doug and Colin, I don't recall other
We learned .22 rifle, SMLE - Short Magazine Lee Enfield .303 full
and Bren gun, and shot on the range at Saltburn summer camp, near
I was a marksman with the SMLE until I needed glasses ....
Guiseley Battalion joined on occasion under Sgt Busfield,
whose favourite command when taking the squad out on the road for
squad :Across the road:
Ah: Halcyon Days!