As part of Remembrance Day, I was able to bring my Grandfathers' medals for the students to see.
Charles Skilton was a Dispatch rider, he was part of the 8th Army in El Alamein. One of his duties involved him taking Earl Alexander to see Montgomery through the Minefields. This earnt him the nickname ‘Skilly’
On one of his solo journeys he came across a crater where there had been recent shelling, on hearing someone crying ‘Help!’ he stopped to see what he could do.
The cries for help were from his brother Jim. Neither knew the other was in the desert.