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50 years ago!

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In 1964 The Welch Regiment (recently returned from Berlin) moved into Knook Camp, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, just a couple of miles from Warminster which was then known for what was called The School of Infantry.
This camp was split into two sections by the A303, with the part on the north side of the road, becoming known as "The American Sector". This was because we had a US Infantry Officer on exchange by the name of Major John B. Tower. A rumour was started but quickly squashed that there would be the equivalent of a "Checkpoint Charlie" set up to restrict entry to bona fide persons only. The company commanded by Major Tower (namely D Company) had a very young clerk, whose poetic and artistic use of the English Language has flourished ever since? :rolleyes::rolleyes:
 
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