Life at the Army Apprentices School, Harrogate
September 1953 to July 1956
A very brief résumé by Trevor ‘Bill’ Powell
The initial survey class was composed of twelve likely lads, namely: * John Alcock * Peter Gould * Dennis ‘Jack’ Hawkins * George ‘Geordie’ McAllister * Lawrence ‘Bud’ Moon * Thomas Wesley ‘Wes’ Noble * John ‘Ozzie’ Powell * Trevor ‘Bill’ Powell (no relation to John) * Alan J. ‘Al’ Roberts * John Turnbull * Brian O.J. ‘Boj’ Williams * Bryan Edwin ‘Woody’ Woodfield *
Unfortunately I have very few photos of those years (who could afford a camera, film, developing and printing?). Only the colour photos were taken by me (in 2003), so my thanks go to whoever supplied the black/white ones.
I have included some very humurous and poignant poems (not written by me) which I’m sure will bring back sweet and sour memories of those experiences, certainly not to be regretted.
What is important is simply that WE SURVIVED.