My name is Ronald Francis Evans. I enrolled in the 137th North Midland Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. Territorial Army at their headquarters at Siddals Road, Derby, England at the age of eighteen early 1939. My service number being 7347619.
I was called up on September 1st 1939, two days before war was declared and was stationed at Gainford Co., Durham and early in 1940 was sent to Norway to take part in the Norwegian campaign where my Company, A Company, was attached to the French Foreign Legion at Narvic. After destroying the iron ore railway to Sweden we were shipped back to the U.K. and stationed at Selkirk in Scotland. We were then taken by road to London in early September 1940. I was transferred to class W [T] T.A. Reserve and returned to civilian occupation.
In early 1942 I enlisted in the 120/102 Derbys H.G.’Z’. A.A, Bty R.A. where I remained as Sgt. until the end of the war.