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77   British WWII Dairy - 51st Highland Division

Two diaries belonging to Sgt. Felix BARKER who served in the Balmorals (Theater Troop) 51st Highland Division. He was quite the personality and much can be found about him online. 

"At the outbreak of war he had joined the 51st Highland Division (the Gordon Highlanders), engineering a transfer as soon as possible to the Balmorals, the regiment's concert party run by Capt Stephen Mitchell, the London theatre manager, with Ian Carmichael and Bunny Playfair. When Barker, who joined the Army as a private and left as a sergeant, went to France with the Balmorals on D-Day plus six, he turned his hand to making costumes for the male cancan dancers, using discarded parachutes."