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The Malcolm Brown Collection
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A fascinating set of photos from around 1953

I did my national service from late April 1952 to 1954. In late September I was posted to Crookham to join my (the) regiment. Just in time to be sent home on embarkation leave prior to our sailing to Tripoli in October. I was in 4th troop A Squadron. My tank commanders were Capt. W.D. Garbutt and Sergt D. Williams driver Tpr. F Atkins. Signaller Tpr. J Robinson and myself as gunner. I have many memories of my time in the army mostly good some not so. 3 bad ones I was nearly killed when a Coo- Gough occurred on a B.E.S.A. i. e. the round exploded in the breach during a stoppage. 2. A comrade committed suicide in the squadron stores. 3. L.Cpr. Slim Bonfield broke his leg on the infamous officer’s map reading exorcise and it took 3or 4 days to find us in the dessert. There are too many good ones to list just now. I still have my 2 copies of THE HAWK The regimental journal and also few photos of personnel and tanks etc.
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