DEVON FLOODS


Photographs provided by Ian Bamber


BIDEFORD BRIDGE



EXE VALLEY FLOODS



EXE VALLEY FLOODS

EXE VALLEY FLOODS


The Appledore/Instow service was instituted when Bideford Bridge went wonk. Cannot put names to the faces but they should be clear enough to recognise. DUKW under the bridge was driven by me, had Lt. Andersen with his back to us and also a crew that I couldn't name. I drove because I was the best boat handler!! and while we were underneath the piling slipped again and I was out of there pretty sharpish. The Board of Enquiry for the Dukw lost in the EXE Valley pinned me down (ever so gently) as the senior officer present. If there was to be a repeat at Bideford I was going to go down with the ship!! What fun...!   

INSTOW TO APPLEDOR FIRST CLASS


EXE VALLEY FLOODS



RSPCA Presentation for saving smelly sheep in the Exe Valley Floods. We were caught out on this one and had to scour the car park for bodies to put in the photograph! I can only name a few in the front rank: Left to right: Morgan; Callaghan; ?; Ford; Bamber; Lt. Ian Andersen (who lost the Dukw but saved the crew!!)



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