Joe Brown

163 OCTU (Morecambe) Farewell Lunch 6 April 1943 [1]

Our final get together before we held our Passing Out Parade on the 9th April, the date we were gazetted as Second-Lieutenants. Looking at the signatures, one was a life-long friend until he died in 2006. A Yorkshire man he was commissioned into the KOSB and served with the 5th Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). I was commissioned into The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) and served with the 7th/9th (Highlanders) Battalion. We both ended up wearing the Kilt! My friend mentioned he had once met up with one of our Cadet Colleagues during 1944; otherwise, we all went our separate ways, our paths never to cross again! I remember with affection Major Rogers who was our OCTU Company Commander who had been awarded his Military Cross at the first tank battle at Cambia in 1917. When you commanded the Company during an exercise he would be by your side, firing questions at you about your thoughts, intentions, plans and orders. He was good and was ever grateful to him for his tutoring. Joe Brown.

163 OCTU (Morecambe) Farewell Lunch 6 April 1943 [1]
Joe Brown, Jun 3, 2013