Aldershot, The Heroes' Shrine, Manor Park c.1960

Memories of Aldershot


My overriding memory of "The Aldershot Cottage Hospital"was of blind panic and fear, and of a day in 1946 aged six years old I was taken to what must have been the out-patients department to have a very large carbuncle in the joint of my left arm lanced. I remember and was later told that it took two nurse's (...Read full memory)

In the late 60's, I was a WRAC PTI and was posted to Aldershot. During the summer I had been out with others on a practical map reading course and we finished early, so the guys suggested we go to the lido for the afternoon. As it was nice and sunny and I didn't even know it existed, I said why not. Later, on (...Read full memory)

I met Elizabeth Sewell while we were both on a Territorial Army training exercise at Aldershot. We were both serving with 39 Signal Regiment. It was April 1970 and I first saw her in her WRAC uniform, green beret and brown boots! Very nice too! I managed to sit next to her in the back (...Read full memory)

Went to Aldershot Lido summer of 71 with my mates from Ash to celebrate finishing "O" levels and about to start work. When getting changed to come home caught my "you know what" in my zip and had to be taken to the Cambridge for treatment. Female Army Doctor, very kind, very gentle until the "moment" and wow did I scream!!!! when the zip got seperated from me.

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