Thursday, 24 August 2017

Royal Engineers at Leighton Buzzard

First World War novelty postcard, 1915 [Z1306/75/16/54]

Friday 24th August 1917: Leighton Buzzard has today been “invaded” by around 240 officers and men of the Royal Engineers. Six squads of soldiers who had been taking part in a 36 hours exercise assembled at their designated collection point at Church Square and in the High Street. After replenishing their supplies of petrol they moved off to return to their depot near Dunstable.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 28th August 1917

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