We thus qualified for embarkation leave and on its expiry after Christmas 1949 we had to report to the Royal Artillery Depot Woolwich, the ancient home of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. So a new phase of our army careers would begin.
Larkhill – Reflections on my Time
I have to add the treatment we received at Larkhill was, considering we were in the Army, nothing to complain about. In fact we were treated as intelligent individuals by both our officers and NCOs. Our training as soldiers was good and as surveyors excellent. All in all and upon reflection it is apparent I quite enjoyed my time there. As I have already remarked I was fitter than I had ever been before and had been intellectually challenged. My comrades too had proved to be a good set of fellows.