Many thanks to Ken Hall for the story.
This photo is of the entry to the Guards Depot at Caterham.
Any recruit who passed through these gates will never forget the experience.
I in my ignorance went up to the sentry and asked him where I should go and before I could wonder why he never answered a heard a scream of “Come here you ****”, followed by “Runner” and this apparition shot out of the guardroom door and stepped off at a rapid rate, “Follow him and don’t lose him” by this time he was almost out of sight.
What a difference when I departed Caterham for the Guards Training Battalion at Pirbright.