Good to see the place still standing. Entered
Winston as a a NS recruit on 5/1/56 and survived the ensuing
10weeks of squarebashing without too much pain. I did my square
bashing there commencing 5/1/56. I was one of the few near
locals, having been reared in Lamington.
Very comfortable barracks compared to the depots of Royal
Supervising NCOs were WOII Kirk, Sgt Hennis, Cpl Dinsdale.
I was brought up 14 miles from Winston at Lamington. Now resident
W Australia .cdj 23273303.
Chris Johnston [22/07/2003]
Just browsing on the net and Winston Barracks in all its
glory. My ten weeks training in 1944 was across the way in
wooden huts. Memories of going into Lanark to the Church of
Scotland and using their writing paper and envelopes for my
letters home. We have been living in Melbourne for forty years,
but we still have a soft spot for the years gone by.
Regards John. [17/02/2004]