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Training for returning personnel after WW2
« on: Monday 04 March 19 07:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi, my father was a Royal  Marine in WW2. He lived all of his life in Liverpool apart from the war years. After the war he trained as a bricklayer in London. Does anyone know what training schemes were available post war for returning sevicemen? Iím interested in why he would have been in London instead of going home to Liverpool initially. Thanks

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Re: Training for returning personnel after WW2
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 March 19 08:58 GMT (UK) »
Hello. 

Aldershot is known as the "Home of the British Army".  Could it be that he was discharged there? 

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Chas
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Re: Training for returning personnel after WW2
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 March 19 09:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for replying. He was discharged to R M Chatham in Kent which is 'down south' for us Northerners. I just wondered if maybe there was some sort of incentive/ training programme to stay in the London area for rebuilding after the Blitz. If he hadn't been in London, he wouldn't have met my mum!

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Re: Training for returning personnel after WW2
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 March 19 18:10 GMT (UK) »
Chumbley; If ye Dad saw service in WW2, may I humbly suggest that ye Really Should read this book?

Hang it! It's really Required Reading for any of us whose parents 'picked up a rifle' 8)

Demobbed.

It'll open ye eyes to aspects of ye Dads possible experiences that would, probably, have never crossed ye mind.
GAITES (Alverstoke / Bath Pre 1850)
CURTIS (Portsmouth & 1800's Berkshire).
BURGE (Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire)
HUNTLEY (Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, 'Surroundings')

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Re: Training for returning personnel after WW2
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 March 19 02:09 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Steve. I've just ordered it from Amazon! Great advice and help.