POW Camps around Scotland

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Re: POW Camps around Scotland

Postby moonbeam » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:59 pm

I remember carrying old bits of wood and bits off trees to put in the stove in the middle of the hut. I think the sergeants got a supply of coke as their hut always seemed to have smoke coming out. Were the toilets still a ruddy great pipe with holes cut in the middle with bits of wood round the holes. I think the water flowed through continuously from a burn. I was their at the end of March in 1955 or so. Snow all around.
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Re: POW Camps around Scotland

Postby RDR » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:08 am

I was at Cultybraggan with the then 205 Scottish Field Hospital (TA).
That would be around about 92/93.
My abiding memory was it was bl**dy cold all the time.
He advocated for the weak against the strong, the poor against the rich and labour against capital.
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Re: POW Camps around Scotland

Postby dazza » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:25 am

Ukrainian POW chapel's new battle

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A congregation of Greek Orthodox worshippers at Hallmuir, near Lockerbie, will be celebrating Christmas on 7 January in keeping with the Gregorian calendar.
The chapel is no ordinary place of worship, having been built by Ukrainian prisoners of war who were held captive during World War Two.
Much of Scotland's Ukrainian population is descended from former soldiers who arrived as prisoners of war and made the country their home.
BBC Scotland's Willie Johnston reports on how they are fighting to keep old traditions alive.


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Re: POW Camps around Scotland

Postby Josef » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:20 pm

A congregation of Greek Orthodox worshippers at Hallmuir, near Lockerbie, will be celebrating Christmas on 7 January in keeping with the Gregorian calendar.


That'll be the pre-Gregorian calendar.
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Re: POW Camps around Scotland

Postby penguinmonkey » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:21 am

Ie. The Julian calendar :-)
It's always funny 'til someone gets hurt and then it's just hilarious
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