Hatfield veteran: ‘It shook me up, he frightened me more than anything else’

PUBLISHED: 16:05 05 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:05 05 February 2016

Carole Mant

Carole Mant


Hatfield veterans gather on the first Sunday of each month at 10am in the Harpsfield Hall pub to share their tales between one another and are now sharing their tales with the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

Carole Mant, 75, from Hatfield, joined the Women’s Royal Army Corps as a driver in 1958.

Carole said: “One particular winter, coming out of the barracks, I skidded right across the road. “The sergeant came out and gave me a right telling off because I was going too fast.

“I was 18 and it shook me up, he frightened me more than anything else.

“It was in front of all the other blokes so it was really embarrassing.”

She added: “I wanted to go into the army because I wanted to do something different.

“I wanted a big adventure.”

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