55 Field Surgical Team RAMC

The Dhobi Mens’ Lines

It is of course only after many many years that after rooting around in the garage that you trip over some long forgotten slides that for some reason you took back in 1972  which reveal the true  cause of the damage done in the Dhobi Mens Lines.

What more could the “far from home soldier” need ? Good company, music, wall decorations, the odd Carlsberg, a glass of whisky and of course a dhobi curry. Even a bed for the night if you don’t make it back to the FST.

Brian Spice, Dhobi, Nick Cetti and Peter Craig
Brian Spice, "The Picture Gallery" and "The Band" band

The cook is using two primus type pressure stove which were extremely dangerous should they be used with the incorrect type of fuel.

It is amazing what memories turn up in the back of the garage after all these years !
These photographs were taken with a tiny format Minox camera