This space comprises the stories, biographies and articles relating to the Appointment of Conductor; the senior Non-Commissioned appointment in the British Army.
This is an account of the Career history of WO1(Cdr) Ben Johnson RAOC, with information supplied by his son, Geoff. Ben was Mentioned in Despatches twice. His service career spanned a wide range of operational theatres of War. He was commissioned in 1960. Enlisted 1 ESSEX Oct 34 Nov 35: Embarked for Overseas Dec 35-Mar … Continue reading 6011180 WO1(Cdr) Benjamin William Johnson: An eventful timeline
My Father was in the RAOC for 22 years, his name was Reginald Thomas Watson. He was ‘Called Up’ to the Army on 20th Aug 1942 and after an initial spell in the Royal Armoured Corps, joining the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in April 1943. He was part of the 50th Northumbrian Infantry Division during … Continue reading 22771474 WO1(Cdr) RT Watson RAOC
© Jim Searle Having enlisted as a Boy Soldier in the Recruiting Office and Medical Centre situated above Burtons Gents Outfitters shop at Chatham in Kent, on the29 March 1943 I left the family home with a few personal bits of luggage and was accompanied to the railway station in Dartford by my step mother, … Continue reading 10596411 BOY E. J. SEARLE. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
We are often informed that ‘The Ancient and Honourable’ title of Conductor was first used in 1327 according to the Statute of Westminster of that date. May I add something to this interesting debate? The most popular of contemporary accounts of the First Crusade was the anonymous work known as the Gesta Francorum et Aliorum … Continue reading Conductors in the Crusades: An earlier Conductor reference!