Two former Corporals in the Royal Corps of Signals who both served in Sudan after the war couldn’t believe the odds of bumping into each other when they met at the Second World War museum at Carew Cheriton Control Tower recently. Museum President, John Brock M.B.E., was pleasantly surprised to meet former Corporal John Bevan when he visited the museum with a group from Penally Church.
As they shared memories of Omdurman and Khartoum they discovered that they had actually worked in the same signals office in Khartoum albeit not at the same time.
John Brock was a seconded from the Royal Corps and Signals to the Sudanese Defence Force between 1946 and 1948 while John Bevan was with the Royal Corps of Signals between 1950 and 1952.
Said John Brock, “It was a pleasant surprise to meet John Bevan and great to be able to reminisce about Omdurman and Khartoum either side of the River Nile”.