Memories of Tavistock

I was the resident Army R.Q.M.S. at Plasterdown Camp from 1963 - 1966 with a civilian staff ran the camp administration durin Territorial occupation and after, also Tregantle Fort in Cornwall, I would like to know if anybody remembers me , I am 83yrs old now.

Following my basic training at Crownhill Barracks Plymouth in June 1951 I was transferred to Plasterdown Camp to complete intensive training until October 1951. I was in the Wiltshire Regiment and as I came from Swindon, I was only one of about 4 who actually came from Wiltshire. One person was Ted Rogers (...Read full memory)

My mother, Mary Nicholson, was the daughter of Otho Francis Macmahon Nicholson, the son of Henry Donaldson Nicholson. My mother met my father, a first generation South African, during World War 2 when he served in the Merchant Navy. Otho was a master mariner who met his wife in Cape Town. My mother married and settled (...Read full memory)

Having completed my National Service with the Glosters I was called for camp as part of my further commitment. Unable to go with 5 Glosters I was sent to Plaster Down Camp with HQ 129 Brigade. Having had an excellent time I decided to sign on to serve Four years with the TA.and I finished up doing twenty one years all (...Read full memory)

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