From June 1944 the No 66 Ambulance Train was based at Shrivenham Station in it's own purpose laid sidings. Their operations in transporting injured personel from the fighting fronts and distributing them around the UK were considered to be secret in nature and for 40 years very little was known about its activities. When they were released from their secret classification, Michael Homer, a veteran British Army soldier, obtained copies of all the War Diaries of the ambulance trains, including number 66 which was stationed at Shrivenham. Michael has kindly donated photographs of all the diary entries for No 66 from June 1944 to the end of 1945 and the end of the war.
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