Trieste recruit

Shirt-off time for reader Bill Cavies, which can be a brave thing to do in Austria, especially in the mountains.'We'll let him explain: "We were having a rest from mountain training at Smelz in 1952. We were based in Trieste, Italy. The Loyals Regiment was also there so plenty of Preston lads will remember the place."'Another Prestonian, Tony Egan, a fellow Lancashire Fusilier, is to his immediate right. The others were from Manchester.'Many thanks to Bill, one of our Moor Nook readers. Fuseliers lads in Austria 1952 from Bill Cavies.
Shirt-off time for reader Bill Cavies, which can be a brave thing to do in Austria, especially in the mountains.'We'll let him explain: "We were having a rest from mountain training at Smelz in 1952. We were based in Trieste, Italy. The Loyals Regiment was also there so plenty of Preston lads will remember the place."'Another Prestonian, Tony Egan, a fellow Lancashire Fusilier, is to his immediate right. The others were from Manchester.'Many thanks to Bill, one of our Moor Nook readers. Fuseliers lads in Austria 1952 from Bill Cavies.
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The British Element Trieste Force Association was formed in 2004 for those ex-servicemen who served in the Free Territory of Trieste from1945 and 1954.

Although our average age is now 85 we are still hoping to recruit new members.

There are opportunities to meet old colleagues through the quarterly magazine and association website. Trips to Trieste have been arranged and area meetings are held in various parts of the country.

AGMs are also held at different locations, the next being near Lichfield in March 2016: a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum is planned to coincide with the eighth anniversary of re-forming the association in its present form.

If you are interested in knowing more about the association please call me on 01665 589289, email dagriggs@btinternet.com or write to Suilven, Ellingham. Chathill. Northumberland NE67 5HA.

We also welcome associate members, for example, people whose relatives served there or who as children attended the Military School.

David Griggs

Membership secretary