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25 Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill in WWII

25 Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill in WWII

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Poignant tale of 5 brave WWII comrades. The story goes back to the start of the war, how these lads met, what special connection brought them together, and what tragedy was to befall some of them. Lance Sergeant William Allan 'Rufty' Hill and Bill Vickers are both honoured in this tragic but poignant tale.

Great, unpublished history!

Please take my MOBILE survey! I’d be grateful for any feedback on the Fighting Through Podcast, or even early comments on the survey itself.  Replies are completely anonymous. Only 9 simple questions, so do please take a shufty! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/699R789.

Link to feedback/reviews Thank you.

Full show notes at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk.

A WW2 history podcast on Bill Cheall's war diary and memoirs.

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Below: Bill Vickers back left and Sgt Allan (Rufty) Hill back right.

Five WWII comrades in Cyprus 1941

 

Below: An early photo of the band, Rufty marked and Bill third from right - note the leather drum aprons - so Bill was a drummer aswell, not a trumpet player as I suggest in the show!

An early photo of the band, Rufty marked and Bill third from right - note the leather drum aprons WW2

 

Below: Bill Vickers - "All the best in the world from Bill to Rufty"

Bill Vickers -

 

 

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25 Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill in WWII

25 Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill in WWII

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