Help needed to uncover Hunts military history

A HISTORY buff is asking Hunts Post readers for their help in compiling a military history of Huntingdonshire. Chris Stephens, a former peacekeeper in the Balkans, said he hopes to go back as far as the Roman empire when compiling his book. Mr Stephens, a

A HISTORY buff is asking Hunts Post readers for their help in compiling a military history of Huntingdonshire.

Chris Stephens, a former peacekeeper in the Balkans, said he hopes to go back as far as the Roman empire when compiling his book.

Mr Stephens, a district councillor for The Hemingfords, said: "I have been writing bits and pieces for a while now but I am excited to be taking on this project.

"I believe interest in history is on the up with the likes of Dan Snow making history accessible to a younger generation.


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"We have an awful lot of fascinating history in Huntingdonshire, from Oliver Cromwell to the Pathfinders and the historical importance of the A1."

Mr Stephens said he was keen to hear stories from the human face of Huntingdonshire's military history.

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"I believe a new perspective wouldn't go amiss. Lots of people's historical knowledge ends at World War Two and the Nazis, with maybe a bit of the slave trade thrown in.

"I have already had contact from a number of former RAF men interested in contributing and I am hoping to go back as far as we can."

INFORMATION: Anyone wishing to contact Chris Stephens should call 01480 350900 or e-mail chriss6626@aol.com

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