Alfred Blake was fortunate to survive an ambush whilst serving in Aden with the Queens Home Cameron Highlanders.

Alfred Blake

Alfred Blake was conscripted to the Queens Home Cameron Highlanders in 1955. He was advised that the Infantry would provide more excitement to his National Service and it certainly proved to be the case. Born in South London, the furthest he’d ever travelled was to go hopping in Kent during the summer holidays. The regiment were based in Inverness. His first deployment was to Korea where he was part of the peacekeeping force. Six months later, the regiment is sent to Aden. On one patrol the platoon is attacked and Alfred is very lucky to survive. Alfred has shared some great photos.


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