201 BN News
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2005. Reproduced
by kind permission of the author
The Secret Army had its own
magazine. One copy was found in a Caithness home. It had 3 pages
stapled together, the cover blue, with patriotic articles, a
military quiz, jokes, promotions (and one demotion!), but giving no
clue to the purpose of the organisation.
It was produced for the whole N. of Scotland area
of 201 BN using a Gestetner copying process which involved typing
through a waxed sheet to make a master whereby the ink flowed
through the holes in the sheet when it was fixed on an inked drum.
Mistakes had to be filled in with waxy "corrector" and retyped.
Understandably the amateur editor did not bother too much about
Below just one of the main articles is reproduced
to give a taste of the mind-set and concern of the senior officer.