Winners of the Inter-platoon Competition

Ken Daniell recalls why this "very efficient" unit won a cup

Ken Daniell remembers Fielding's "very efficient" Home Guard and winning a cup

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Back row (L-R)

? ; Stanley Selwyn Samuel; ? ; R Davis; Dennis Hinton; Ken Daniell; Len Drew; Fred Smith.

Front row (L-R)

Cyril Hurcombe; ? ; Lance Pitt (Officer); Jack Lewis (Sergeant); Jack Baker; Bill McIntyre.

Can you help us name the remaining people in this photo or do you have memories of the Fielding’s Home Guard? If so, please share your memories by adding a comment below.

Click on the hyperlink to hear Ken Daniell’s memories of the Drawing Office 1940-1983.

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  • Back row second in on the left, I believe, is my father, Stanley Selwyn Samuel, known as Taffy.

    Ed: Gwyneth, many thanks for the information. Most helpful. John B

    By Gwyneth Atkinson, née Samuel (05/08/2022)
  • Can I just point out that Lance Pitt (Officer) is actually Front Row, 3rd from the left.

    By Terry Williams (11/01/2015)
  • Thanks Chippy, the photo bears out what you say about the Cyril’s hand. It looks like he is missing some of the fourth finger on his right hand at the very least. Perhaps someone else will remember how he came by this injury?

    I wonder, though, if you could share Cyril’s tip about drilling with us and whether he ever talked about his time in the Fielding home guard or what the Works was like during the war? Cheers, Ollie

    By Ollie Taylor (27/08/2013)
  • My comment on this photo is that I recognise Cyril Hurcombe. He worked in the Light Machine Shop on the multi spindle drills which were the next machines along from the capstan lathes. I seem to remember Cyril had a finger or a thumb missing from one of his hands, whether that was due to an industrial injury or not I really can’t remember. I do remember though that he gave me a tip on how to hold on to an object being drilled so that if the drill jammed it wouldn’t take your hand round with it, or at least not hurt your thumb! Cheers Cyril, I still keep that tip in mind to this day if I am drilling something and it is not clamped down. Chippy Aston

    By Graham Aston (02/08/2013)

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