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TITLE
Their Past, Your Future 2009: Part 2 - Seaforth Highlanders: Preparing for War
EXTERNAL ID
TPYF_2009_PART02
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
SOURCE
The Highland Council
ASSET ID
41470
KEYWORDS
World War II
2nd World War
Second World War
interviews
education
army
training

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These interviews were conducted by school pupils as part of a 'Their Past Your Future' project.

Donald Smith was interviewed by Ardersier Primary. He joined the Seaforth Highlanders and talks about meeting the Regimental Sergeant Major for this first time. A lot of time was taken up with cleaning uniforms, equipment and boots and anything lost was taken out of your pay. Even more time was taken up with drilling, saluting and bayonet practice as well as keeping you barrack room clean.

Duncan Mackenzie talks about being a lorry driver, collecting rations and moving people around billets. He also mentions being sent to England and a number of underage boys tried to board the train. Those that were found out were kept back and formed the 5th Battalion, Seaforths.

Neil Wilson and Duncan Mackenzie speak about the conditions in their billets and being sent to Barry Buddon training camp near Dundee. As far as they were concerned the training camp was a paid holiday.

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Their Past, Your Future 2009: Part 2 - Seaforth Highlanders: Preparing for War

2000s

World War II; 2nd World War; Second World War; interviews; education; army; training

The Highland Council

Their Past, Your Future 2009

These interviews were conducted by school pupils as part of a 'Their Past Your Future' project.<br /> <br /> Donald Smith was interviewed by Ardersier Primary. He joined the Seaforth Highlanders and talks about meeting the Regimental Sergeant Major for this first time. A lot of time was taken up with cleaning uniforms, equipment and boots and anything lost was taken out of your pay. Even more time was taken up with drilling, saluting and bayonet practice as well as keeping you barrack room clean.<br /> <br /> Duncan Mackenzie talks about being a lorry driver, collecting rations and moving people around billets. He also mentions being sent to England and a number of underage boys tried to board the train. Those that were found out were kept back and formed the 5th Battalion, Seaforths.<br /> <br /> Neil Wilson and Duncan Mackenzie speak about the conditions in their billets and being sent to Barry Buddon training camp near Dundee. As far as they were concerned the training camp was a paid holiday.