Charles went with the Rushden Salvation Army Band, on Whit-Monday May 20th 1929,
to Edwinstow, Mansfield. Commandant Fitzjohn is written on the back of the picture above left - and Charles is 3rd from left in the other picture.
Charles is far left of 4th row from front
taken 8th August 1941 at Skegness.
Signatures on the back:
T Tatton, Colin Campbell R.N.,
D Troth, L Maddox, F George,
L Dewsbury, C R Allen,
Fred Atherton, Harry Davies,
Frank Varley, A L Steward,
C A Cox & G A Fairbairn.
He enlisted, and trained with Class 143 HMS Royal Arthur.
At Royal Naval Hospital, Gosport, (November 1941) he was Leading Sick Berth Attendant. He was promoted to Sick Berth Petty Officer (September 1943) on HMS Woolwich.
Identity cards 1941 & 1943 showing rank & service
Postcard sent Christmas 1943
In Alexandria in 1942
Charles and a patient
& with two assistants
In the 1950s Reg (as he preferred to be known) was a Scout Leader with the Salvation Army troop.