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Place: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Army Training Camp
Property / Street / Road: -
Date: 1915 - 1916
Description/Historical Information: A platoon of soldiers, practising signalling with flags. Their flags seem to be white with a dark horizontal line across the centre. Also see VLA9761. Signalling with flags declined as the war progressed. In October 1915 there were 46 signallers in the battalion, but they were hampered by lack of equipment. They only had one borrowed Begbie lamp, though they were practicing laying telephone wires at night. Two months later they were still handicapped by lack of equipment (WO 95/3025/3, Battalion's War Diary, 1914 - 1916, TNA).
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- Matlock & Matlock Bath : The War Memorials
- Matlock Names in the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters
Image Reference: VLA9762
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