Ian Wilson PhotoIan Wilson

‘My Dad’s Army’ is based on the  memories of men of 9th Battalion The Border Regiment in Burma. Ian Wilson was born in Carlisle in 1947. He worked as a motor mechanic at County Garage, Carlisle and Penrith, leaving to be a Merchant Seaman October 1966.  After being involved in the Chicago riots he then went to Vietnam during the ‘Tet Offensive’ delivering Jet Petroleum for the USA. Leaving the Merchant Navy, he became a Gypsum Miner in Cumbria and East Sussex, and in 1985 he was the landlord of ‘The Kings Arms Inn’, Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria. Before retiring in 2010 he worked for the Chelmsford Museum Service and Essex Regiment Museum and now lives in Chelmsford, Essex.

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