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27th AA Bde, Royal Army Service Corps

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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S/Sgt. Janes Hercules "Jerry" Sossick 27 A.A. Bde.(TA) Royal Army Service Corps

My Dad Jerry Sossick, joined the Territorial Army in May 1939. The story that I remember was that his Manager had joined and so he thought he had better as well. He was placed in 27 A.A. BDE. CO. R.A.S.C. (TA) Wimbledon. The story (according to my Mother) continues that he went away on a weeks camp and didn't come home again.

Dad was in France with the BEF (British Expeditionary Force)in 1940 and got himself home from Dunkirk. While on the beach waiting in the water he heard that there was a destroyer tied up to a jetty further along the beach. He and his mates decided to try their luck and left the queue they were in. They found the destroyer and got a lift home.

My Mother said she went down to Aldershot to find him and said he was in such a state, dirty and covered in salt, that she did not recognize him, but only Dad "walked in that way". Back here he was down in Wales, Hampshire and Sussex and often came home in the evenings or at weekends.

In 1943 he landed in North Africa and in 1945 was in Italy. He was a Mech. Staff Sergeant and heavily involved in keeping the Army vehicles on the move. His letters constantly say how hard they were working and the long hours that were spent in the workshops and out on the roads. He arrived back in England in October 1945 and he was released into the Reserve in January 1946.

I am just sorting everything that my parents have left me and I am sure there is a lot of information there. I have something like 200 letters that my Mother received and I have my dad's Army documents, his medals and the shoulder flashes he wore at various times. Also there are many photos.

S.H.Sossick









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