Hope this is the correct thread. My elder brother was conscripted in the Army and did his training in Abergaveny? Whilst there he met a young American soldier there and became friends. Brother was then sent to India and this American , Peter] was sent to the Pheasey Base. I was 13/14 and had two younger brothers and Peter became a regular visitor to us in Chingford Road. He gave us his sweet rations and his GUM and his cigarettes to my dad. He also took us children to the Mayfair Cinema often. He was a lovely young man. My brother and he were friends and corresponded till last year when Peter died at the age of 86. We still write to his wife. A little story for you. Miriam.