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Scouting

Remembrance Challenge

We took our cubs to the local war memorial in the Church near the Scout Hall as part of our own remembrance challenge. Before we went the cubs each made a wreath of poppies and wrote a message on it. Each boy did his own personal wreath. We then walked to the Church where we spoke about why we remember, and how different things were in 1914.  South Merstham wasn't as big then as it is now, the new houses were mostly built in the 1950s. In the 1911 census there were around 600 men in the locality. About 150 of whom signed up in August 1914. (I'm guessing some would be unfit, others in jobs that couldn't just go off to war and some others not that keen). @N04/15767315095/ Remembrance Challenge The remembrance challenge was to find out as much as…
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Company Training by Gen. Haking

When in Southport last week I found an antiquarian bookshop in a very small gap between two other shops. It was very much like the fabled 'magic' shops that when you go back to it isn't there. (Although I hope it is if I get a chance to go back, it had a fantastic collection of books, archaeological artefacts and sea shells!) I bought three books from there, but the one that intrigued me most was 'Company Training' by Brig-Gen R. C. B. Haking, , which looked like it had spent some considerable time in the pocket of someone engaged in using it (complete with underlined passages in pencil in places). I'm a sucker for infantry training manuals and this one was pretty cheap because of the battered nature of the cover (although internally it was fine, personally I view the…
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