Paul, Great reply here from Trevor Stubberfield:
I edit the web site ‘Arborfield & The September 49ers’ which is an independent site based on life at the Arborfield Army Apprentices School and beyond.
Monitoring the site I noticed an influx of visitors from your Forum, accessing the Roll call Project 1946-50. They came from the topic ‘The Black Tent’, posted by Paul Cook regarding photos of his father Graham. I don’t think we have his father’s name on site but, as yet, the roll is incomplete. He would only be included if he actually served an apprenticeship at Arborfield.
The ‘Black Tent’ starring Anthony Steel was just one of many films shot in Libya in the 1950s, probably the best known was ‘Ice Cold In Alex.
Although I can’t help Paul directly with the information he is looking for, I do have a large section of photos and information about Tripoli and the surrounding area, 1956-59. I wonder if the scenic section would bring back memories of Libya and Tripoli to his father, and indeed, show Paul the area that his father served in?
The memoir opens from the abbreviated link below….
Best regards from
Trevor Stubberfield (Trevor 52A)
Current Editor of the ‘Arborfield & The September 49ers’ web site.http://tinyurl.com/7sa4287