These photos are great ! I particularly like the group shot of the senior NCOs. What catches my eye though are the notices above the hut doors, I wonder what the story is behind "Gurkha's Retreat" ?Birmingham Pals Post cards showing the soldiers settling down to living in the huts during 1915.
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The middle post card shows a good view of the inside of the huts whilst the last picture shows the troops were responsible for maintaining the condition of the huts. Perhaps a BHF member recognises a name as most of these soldiers were fairly local.
I see the Sergeant has managed to be the only one with a sling for his P14, "privilege of rank" they used to call that !3rd Birmingham Pals (16th Royal Warwickshire Battalion)
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Probable one of the last picture of the 3 City Battalion previously identified on the BHF as being the high Street Alcester before they moved to Malvern for further training in April 1915. The men now looking very smart and disciplined.
Yeh, saw the strap. No idea what that is doesn't seem to be any of the usual 14 pattern equipment and the postcard isn't giving it away I have had another look.
If you are interested in the Birmingham Pals read Terry Carters book if you haven't already both versions are equally as good.
More pictures to follow tomorrow.