Iain C Macpherson in Nairn - the 1940's
As a child during the war, we were sheltered from the horrors of the blitz in the coastal holiday resort of Nairn. Towards the end of the war, we had German and Italian prisoners of war billeted in the town, in what were previously hotels. They seemed to be able to work locally helping out on farms.
We had other strangers in our midst. The local agricultural society’s show ground was occupied by a large number of Indian troops. These were a mounted regiment, and they had many horses. I believe they trained in the surrounding district.
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John Kelly, Joan Styan, John Gardiner, Ashley Leather, Joseph J Brown, Josie Vernon, Audrey Lewis, Trooper Tom Canning and Iain C Macpherson, BBC WW2 People's War. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402149498308 accessed: 24 September, 2017 (BBC WW2 People's War is an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar)
location of experience: Nairn
Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:58:18 +0100