Roy Larkin - "The Invisible Corps" (the Army Service Corps)

18 January 2024 19:30

Roy Larkin - 'The Invisible Corps"

The Talk: Roy's talk looks at the vital part that the Army Service Corps played during the Great War through the use of mechanical transport. A story of growth, evolution, inter-service rivalry and meddling civilians.

The talk is brought to life with numerous period photographs.

About: Roy Larkin's interest in the Great War began with its influence on the British road haulage industry in the 1920s. Volunteering at the Royal Logistic Corps Museum provided opportunity for more in-depth exploration of road transport on the Western Front. Regular delving into The National Archives has diversified the focus to anything in the back area and the home front, the quirkier the better. Self-published Destination Western Front and then the Second edition after a chance find at the National Archives provided considerably more information. Also, We Can Do It!, a social/industrial history of heavy haulage and heavy factory installations based on interviews with Fred, who worked for Edward Box Ltd and Ernest Holmes from the 1930s.

More WW1 quirkiness, military abbreviations and books can be found at my website

Tickets: Free entry and you do not need to book to attend, but it would help us if you did (i.e. hall preparation and refreshments etc.).

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