I was conscipted in Nov 1944, and ordered to report to Redford Barracks Edinburgh. We were issued with our gear, and had all the inoculations, we were told that the weapon training would come later. I was not concerned about weapon training, I had been in the Home Guard at 16 and was issued with a Lee Enfield 303 which I kept in my wardrobe, I was also able to use and strip and clean a Bren Gun, I had fired the 2inch Infantry Mortar, and primed and thrown Mills hand Grenades, we also had a demonstration of the Northover Projector but thats another story. We had the advantage of living in a garrison town, and had easy access to the ranges, we had the same hat badge as the Dads Army actors, which was cap badge of The Royal Wests Kent whose barracks were in our town. More later I am a one digit typist.