He made the most of the trip and proceeded to present to the audience that he found there. They were all made up of members of the Royal Army Pay Corps “old boys” group. He discovered that they meet up for lunch every six weeks or so and was delighted to entertain them with his tales of trench life and specifically the upcoming battle of the Somme.
As Private Parsons went into some specific details of the Somme he needed to describe the ground that was to be fought over, he used the trench supplies that he was carrying. To mention a few of the items used to represent; Baupame became a tin of corned beef, Albert was a tin of jam, the front line was represented by 4X2 flannelette rifle cleaning material and the ground of Picardy was a waterproof ground sheet.
All the RAPC group were suitably delighted that Private Parsons had visited them in the form of an after dinner speaker and all were suitably impressed that he had managed to explain in great detail the battle of the Somme!
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