This a photo taken in 1941 of the boys of the Junior Training Corp. It was taken in the grounds of St Andrew’s Church, South Moulsecoomb, after Sunday church parade.
Sitting centre with the Padre, is Mr Bean our Captain, who lived in Barcombe Road. Most of us were then about ten or eleven, some a little older, and all, I think went to Moulsecoomb Senior Boys School.
That’s me back row far right, the one with the scruffy hair. It would be nice to know the whereabouts of any of the boys. We used to gather in St. George’s Hall in Newick Road, North Moulsecoomb. I lived at 144 Newick Road, directly opposite the hall.
There was also a group for older boys called The Church Lads Brigade, my brother Peter was in that with his pals. All in all, considering we were in the middle of a war, a great sense of friendship and fun was had by all.