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Recollections of a Veteran

From: 23189256 Cpl Tom Pierce, Plant Troop 7, 28 Field Squadron Royal Engineers I was amongst the select National Servicemen who went to Christmas Island in about June 1956, an advance party were there ahead of our rented Greek Troopship named the Charlton Star. We boarded the Troopship at Southampton and sailed to the Azores, the Panama, Hawaii and then to Christmas Island, it took 14 days.