Editorial Notes

  • On contributions, ‘write whatever you like’, results of the 1981 survey of members and ‘Battlefield Reports’ as landmarks are knocked down and craters filled.

The Navy on Wheels: No 15 Squadron, Royal Naval Armoured Car Division

Lochnagar Crater Pilgrimage by Richard Dunning

Gratitude expressed to the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Richard Dunning

New Paths III. Questions and Answers by Peter T. Scott

Response in the 1981 Member Survey to Question 7: "Is there any particular aspect of the war that you would like to see covered by an article or articles in Stand To! ?"

  • Artillery
  • War Artists
  • Hand Grenades
  • War Pensions
  • Previously unpublished first-hand accounts of the war on the Western Front
  • RFC & RAF
  • Tunnelling
  • Views from ‘the other side’
  • Tanks
  • Life Behind the Lines
  • Clearing up Army
  • Trench routine and weapons
  • The Generals
  • Medical Service
  • Military Prisons
  • French Army Mutinies
  • The Machine Gun Corps
  • Ireland during the war
  • The use of Cavalry
  • The work of the Salvation Army and other civilian organisations on the Western Front
  • A guide to the Public Record Office

Home Front (2) Bomb Disposal, 1916 (photographs)

Chairman's Letter by John Giles

  • 1,000 members
  • Remembering Archie Stanley, the last surviving ‘Old Contemptible’

The Battle of Loos: an eye-witness account of the attack on Hill 70 by Harry Fellows

Signal Moment by Fred Dixon

Signaller in the Woking Company of the Church Lads Brigade

2/1st Surrey Yeomanry

Feeding the Guns by Lt F H MacKay 1916-19: Part IV (written in 1928 and now first published)

Trench Weaponry (3) The West Spring Gun by Peter T. Scott

The Directorate of Fortification and Works at the War Office in 1914

Garrison Library (First World War books reviewed by ‘Obturator’)

  • Mametz: Lloyd George's 'Welsh Army' at the Battle of the Somme by Colin Hughes
  • Terriers in the Trenches: The Post Office Rifles at War 1914-1918 by Charles Messenger
  • White Heat. The New Warfare by John Terraine
  • The First of the Few: Fighter Pilots of the First World War by Denis Winter
  • The Official History of Australia in the War 1914-1918 by C E W Bean
  • A Short History of World War I by James L Stokesbury
  • Military Badges of the British Empire by Reginald H W Cox
  • Fallen on the Somme. The War Diary of 2nd Lieutenant Harold Harding Linnell, MC edited by M A Argyle
  • Critical analysis of Death’s Men: Soldiers of the Great War by Denis Winter

Communication Lines (Letters to the Editor)

  • J B McDowell and Geoffrey Malins - Dr S D Badsey
  • Feedback on the WFA Somme Tour

Information Please

Roll of Honour - Four veteran members remembered

Death of William C. Lambert DFC, 24 Squadron RFC/RAF

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