By William Gould
(Private booklet a copy of which is in the archives at RHQ Norton)
Bill Gould tells his story as an infantry signaller with the 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment just prior and during the battle for North West Europe in 1944-45.
He joined the Regiment in 1940 and spent time with them training as part of the 9th Armoured Division in Welford district of the Northamptonshire.
He recalls his time at Hythe before embarking from Newhaven for Normandy in June 1944 and tells the story of the training under the new commanding officer Lieut.-Colonel Harrison.
The author was a member of a signals platoon. A signaller in the infantry is a specialist whose chief task in action is to supply the communication ‘between the various Company formations and other groups which make up a Battalion. It is vital that a Battalion Commander shall at all times be kept in contact with his command, and for this purpose a Platoon of roughly forty men are trained for providing that information.
His story covers the his experiences throughout the campaign.
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