A poignant memorial

The Home Canteen memorial
The Home Canteen memorial
HM Submarine  P556  is berthed at (as it was then ) Fort Blockhouse. Wrens are pushing the torpedo. (Mike Nolan coll.)

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Does anyone remember the Home from Home Canteen in College Street, Petersfield?

It opened in August 1941 and closed five years later and was run by women from the ATS, WRNS and WAAFS.

The lower wording says: ‘Many thousands of overseas and home troops remember with gratitude the welcome they received.’ At the bottom is inscribed: ‘Good Luck from Australia, Canada and New Zealand.’