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Papers of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers (TA) Old Members Association
Papers of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers (TA) Old Members Association
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UncataloguedMinutes, membership records, photographs presented by the widow of the late R.C. Jackson (Military Medal) of the 2nd Field Company.
Title:
Papers of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers (TA) Old Members Association
Reference number:
GB124.G.LRE
Level of description:
Fonds
Custodial history:
The East Lancashire Royal Engineers - Old Members' Association was a local association of the Royal Engineers Territorial Army units based at the drill hall on Seymour Grove, Old Trafford. The Association was formed shortly after the end of the First World War. Although locally based, the old comrades travelled to socials, church parades and the Armistice Parades in St. Peter's Square from their homes in many parts of the country and abroad. The Association numbered some hundreds. After war service together there was a very strong feeling of comradeship, indeed a family feeling. The unit when mobilised in 1914 comprised men employed largely in the engineering factories of Trafford Park, Stretford, Broadheath, and other localities (for example Mather and Platt). The officers included men prominent in engineering and building and in Manchester business and professions. A good turnout on Armistice parades continued until well into the 1960s.
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
Record types:
COLLECTION
Language:
English
Record number:
7185026
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