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" Allen James Beeton 354601 born Manchester 1926 enlisted into the British Army in 1942 claiming to be 18 years of age whereas he was in fact only 16. Thereafter he had a rather unusual service career spending some time in France from where was ' recruited ' for further service in India. On 15th September, 1945 he was Commissioned as a 2Lt into the Lancashire Fusiliers and subsequently joined the 1/8th Bn LF at Jullender, India. His photograph collection shows that he travelled by ship via Gibraltar, the Suez Canal and Aden and then onto Bombay from where he travelled to Jullender by train. His photo collection also shows many of his contemporaries from the 1/8th Bn around 1945 /46. At a time unknown subsequent to him joining the 1/8th Bn, he was sent on attachment / secondment? to the 5th Frontier Force Rifles (5FFR) and saw service with them on the North West Frontier. His collection of photographs shows that he visited numerous places on the NW Frontier and from a story told to his daughter he was at some stage involved in military operations against Afghanistan Rebel Forces in the border region. It would appear that at some time he was possibly promoted to Captain, as photographs show him wearing ' three pips ' are amongst his collection. Sadly we have been unable to find any entry in the London Gazette regarding this promotion. He was stationed in India leading up to the Partition of India and was actively involved in riot control duties and the arrangements for the forthcoming withdrawal of British Troops from India. Following Partition in 1947 he returned to the UK and after a short tour of Northern Ireland left the Army in 1950. He thereafter became a successful musician. The 5FFR (then part of the British Indian Army up to1947) was later to become part of the Pakistani Army following Partition and is still an active Unit under the title The Frontier Force Regiment ".
1st / 8th Lancashire Fusiliers
5FFR now known
as the Frontier Force Regiment ( Pakistan Army ).
Jack and self at Campbellpur
What say to my friends on this one? Beauty eh?
Same again Dodge truck in rear Yalmed Khan Mohamad ??? look absolutely
Kuttak Dance Good one as well