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Christmas Island Recollections

My Recollections of Christmas Island. February 1957.

Although my unit was 61 Fd Sqn, 38 Corps Engr Regt stationed at Osnabruck in Germany, I was in Chatham on a higher Trades Training course when the news of the entire Corps posting to Christmas Island emerged. I was quietly excited about the posting but filled with trepidation when I found out they were going to sail on the "flat bottomed tub" called "Dunera". I did not particularly enjoy the regular one-night trips from Harwich to the Hook of Holland so it was difficult to imagine how I would cope on the high seas for six weeks.