Terry Rogers 1937 – 1998

He joined the army cadets and later when he was eighteen he was conscripted to do his national service for two years. National service was the common name for mandatory government service programmes (usually military service, also known as conscription). The term became common British usage during and for some years following the Second World War. Many young people spent one or more years in such programmes. Compulsory military service typically requires all citizens, or all male citizens, to participate for a period of a year (or more in some countries) during their youth, usually at some point between the age of 18 and their late twenties. Read More…

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

He served with the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers R.E.M.E. The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME; pronounced phonetically as “Reemee”) is a corps of the British Army that has responsibility for the maintenance, servicing and inspection of almost every electrical and mechanical piece of equipment within the army.

When he came out he served a further two years as an apprentice with the government and passed with ONC and HNC qualifications. He then worked for the government for all his working life until he took early retirement in 1995 at the age of 58.  Read More…

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. (2012, June 1).  In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:09, June 29, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Royal_Electrical_and_Mechanical_Engineers&oldid=495381731
National service. (2012, June 23).  In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:00, June 29, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=National_service&oldid=498944509
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