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H G V Drivers (NOT in any recongnised transport division).

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  1. Pix

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    Hi, hope you can help, my Dad had signed up and was due to go drive a motor torpedo boat but the day before received a telegram which pulled him off as he had a reserved occupation!!
    He rarely spoke of his time during the war but this is what I can remember plus deduce. He seemed to be involved in some sort of small covert operations unit? He wasn't attached to any division as such but drove live explosives and or men during the night without using any lights on his lorry all over the country. I know there were only a few of them doing this.
    I would dearly like to know more if anyone can help...just know he wasn't delivering spuds etc....lol.

    P.S. He was a very fit man and knew how to look after himself and more..like knowing pressure points on the body, how to handle knives etc.
     
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    Do you know what his reserved occupation was? Might help narrow things down.
     
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    Yes, he was an experienced HGV driver, used to drive all over the country.
     
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    Yup, lived mainly in Lincolnshire...good old bomber country but he had to leave for some where else when he was called, don't know where
     
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    Do you know if he was in the Home Guard, at all?
    Some of what you describe might have been routine contract work on munitions etc, but if he was dropping troops off that suggests an HG connection.
    They had their own transport sections, including motor coaches.
     
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    Yes have read the wiki you refer to Gordon but that wasn't anything like he was doing which is puzzling?
     
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    no, not home guard at all, if he did carry any men it was one or two max and only rarely (from what I can remember) it was mostly live explosives to obscure places at night.
    The odd thing is I can't find anything that fits!
     
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