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The glass canopy between the barracks enabled the soldiers to drill in the dry. However, the glass was difficult to keep clean and it was not uncommon for some squaddies to climb on the roof after a night's drinking. The barracks were demolished in 1961.

Other Memories from Aldershot

How many happy hours I spent in this park as a child, teenager and young woman. The gardens by the tennis courts were so well kept and I remember sitting on the benches there with my mother when we walked back from town. I remember hiring the clubs from the greenhouse keeper to play miniature golf on summer evenings, the duckpond too, although by then it had a railing round it, the wonderful huge oaks and beeches, and the ...see more

Further memories include attending Mattins at St George's Garrison Church, just across the lines from my RASC barracks; running the Scout Group there in the Garrison Church Hall, as well as the Cubs, and then a note being slipped to me in my barrack room, requesting I take the Guide Company meeting as the Guide Captain and her Lt were unwell. I did, in Army uniform and it was enjoyable - I simply ran it ...see more

I attended Talavera Prinary School between 1964 - 1965 aged 10-11. Anybody else attend during these dates?

My mum and dad first met in the Top Hat Cafe on Station Road in April 1969. I was born on February 26 1970! My parents were together for 30 years! Mum was Sue Gosden and my dad was Tony Girling! He was in the R.E.M.E. If you knew either of my parents, l would love to hear from you.

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