Snippets from the Past (2)
Did anybody know Sargeant Lambert who lived in Merrylands Road, Laindon. The Wickford Times 22nd January 1949 report a short resume of his Military career.
He Trains Redcaps
Serving with a Military Police Training Wing in Germany instructing recruits in all branches of police work from traffic duties to crime detection at Adastra, is Sgt. Lambert of Merrylands Road, Laindon
A male nurse at St Andrew’s Hospital, Billericay before he enlisted in 1940. Sgt. Lambert served at first with the Royal Army Medical Corps. During the war years he worked with the “Medics” in North Africa and Italy and later served with the invasion forces during the campaign on the continent.
Mrs Lambert and the Sgt’s six-year-old daughter joined him in Germany in December last year “Facilities for British families out there couldn’t be better,” said the Sgt. “ The most striking feature is the educational services which are far in advance of anything they have in England and I am sure that my daughter will benefit a great deal from her stay here.”
Although Sgt. Lambert has another three years to serve with the Forces, he does not intend to leave the Army even then. “I shall definitely re-engage for a further period of time.” he said.