World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

                      Kenneth Clulow 

The Pioneer Corps

By Actiondesk Sheffield

People in story: Kenneth Clulow
Location of story: Italy, North Africa
Background to story: Army

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Katherine Wood of the ‘Action Desk – Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Kenneth Clulow.

Kenneth Clulow was called up into the Pioneer Corps, and after his initial training, he was sent to North Africa. A while after that he was posted to Italy. When he was in Italy, he was building and repairing bridges and docks. One day, after the Germans had cleared away from the area, Ken came across a damaged aircraft and just for a laugh, he climbed into the cockpit. Someone took a photograph and a long time after the war, someone showed him a copy of the News of the World, and there was a photograph of him in the plane. It must have been a press photographer who had taken his picture.