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- National Service with the RAEC in Cornwall Part 2 -


   LINKS to other pages in this site and to other sites in the Travelling Days series:

Autographs Home Page:      Bedford 1939 onwards:      BBC in Bedford:
BBC Symphony Orchestra Personalities:      Bedford Miscellany:       Bedford School (1940s):
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Personalities of the 1940s:       Pianists:       Cornwall in the 1940s:
Religion and Drama:       Singers:       BBC in Cornwall 1949:      Colin Day's List-O-Links:
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THE ARMY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION in 1949 hosted a number of social groups including a Rover Scout group.  The group organised regular hikes and camps.  One of the favourite hikes on a Sunday was from Bodmin to Fowey via Lostwithiel (calling at a pub on the way for lunch and cider) and returning to Bodmin in the evening by bus or train.
   The view is of Polruan across the Fowey River from south of the town. Fowey was featured as "Troy Town" in a number of books by local author, Arthur Quiller-Couch also known as 'Q'.

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   A river trip provided a restful interlude before returning home. Left to right: Dave Letchford, Harry Price and Roger Spurr.

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   A weekend camp on the cliffs above Mevagissey with Ivor Binney and Roger Spurr and other Rover crew members not shown in the picture. Spurr, who had only just joined the crew and had no Rover Scout uniform, had to wear his army uniform. The group travelled from Bodmin by bus to St Austell and then walked, carrying the camping gear, from there to the camp site.

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   A combined camp with the Rovers from HMS Raleigh shore station near Plymouth on the weekend of 18 and 19 June 1949. The camp was situated on the cliffs above Kingsand and Whitesand Bay.

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   Camp quartermaster, Lance Corporal Coan, in the stores tent. Only a few hours earlier he had fallen down a nearby cliff. He was susequently found to have three broken ribs !

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   The old chapel on Rame Head.

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   Rame Head looking towards Penlee Point.

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