Lancashire Fusiliers

National Service Depots


This is Fulwood Barracks Preston 1948


This photo was sent in by Malcom Fee son of Noah Fee

This Depot is Saighton Camp Chester.1951
These photo'shave been sent in by Eric Freeman

This Depot is Bowerham Barracks Lancaster
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Back Row L to R.

1. Les Hurd 2. Alan Bates 3. Sam Tinson 4. Denis Moore 5. F Connor 6. Eric Margison 7. Cannot Recall 8. S Ruff 9. Tony Anthistle 10. Jimmy Kavanagh 11. ? Rostron 12. Alan Smith.

Middle Row L to R

1. Victor Harris 2. Matt Kenny 3. Peter Holmes 4. ? Hobson 5. Taffy Williams 6. Alan Blain 7. Cannot Recall 8. Cannot Recall 9. David Mckecnie 10. Robin Engleby 11 John Hughs 12. John Stanway 13. Ben Cope 14. ? Entwistle

Front Row L to R

1. ? Ollerenshaw 2. Tubby Daniels 3. Gorden Hall 4. Ray Newton Depot Training Staff 10. Cliff Sexton 11. Bob Lomax 12. Ray Dearden 13. ? Brown

Other Names I Remember who are missing from photo.

Geoffey Holmes, Bernard Openshaw, Brian Kay, Ginger Maddocks, ? Willcocks


We all Spent 2 years together a good number of us in HQ M T Signals HQ office etc we were all best of mates.

These photos taken at the same time the intake that time was 72 LFs joined the same day trained at the Kings Own Depot the 1st time we met up with an LF was 12 weeks later at Formby before we embarked for Egypt spending 19 days as rear guard in Genifa before flying to Kenya to join the Battalion to take the place of the NS lads who had finished there service in Dec 1952 the Mau Mau troubles we left Kenya in August 1953 on the Empire Fowey in the uk Barnard Castle was our base before Iserlohn Germany I went on the advance party in November the rest of the Battalion joined us before Christmas returning for demob in July I got to the gate at Wellington Bks and they wouldn't let 11 of us in we were told we were no longer LFs and for us to take the train to Liss Hants fo demob as we were Royal Engeneers AeR reserves we never made it to our own Depot

Peter Holmes was stationed at Bowerham Barracks Lancaster for the years 1952- 1954 National Service
he has already had one email from Ben Cope who now lives in Australia, who saw his message on the website
he is now looking for more contacts are you on the photos if so leave a message on the message board
so we can all see and Peter will read them and get back to you

Joint Depot 1961 when Wellington Barracks Closed

The Tower of London