My father, Roger Lines, on reaching the age of 18 in May 1944, was conscripted into the Army, under the terms of the National Service (Armed Forces) Act 1939. Training He was initially send for Officer Training in Northern Ireland, but was not bossy enough, so was sent to train at Catterick as a Radio… Continue reading Answering the call – the Military and National Service of 14773046 – Signalman Lines R.
This letter, shown as number 15 of the ones my father, Roger Lines, wrote to his parents, referred to as M&D. Unfortunately I do not have the others, which would have given some better record of his National Service. Most of the information I have relies on anecdotes from others. 18th ? December – letter… Continue reading Christmas letter from Roger in India, 18th December 1946
My father, Roger Lines, was posted to India for his National Service. I don’t know how much, if at all, he managed to return home during this time, but he did write several letters, some of which I have. This one is to his youngest brother, Tim to wish him a Happy Birthday. 29th August… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Tim – letter from Jalapahar, 29th August 1947