Tony was in the Territorial Army with the Herefordshire Regiment before the Second World War. The day before the outbreak of the war he was loaded onto a bus with new equipment and kit and sent to Hereford. Tony was only 17.
From Hereford he was sent to Tenby for training with the Herefordshire Regiment but, as he was under 18, he transferred to the 60th Searchlight Regiment operating on the east coast where he served throughout the Blitz. As the threat from German aircraft declined Tony was re-
Tony’s father served in the First World War with the Royal Army Service Corps and with the Home Guard in Kington during the Second World War. A number of photos here show the Kington Home Guard.