"The battery I was in went to the Far East. I should have gone with them but was transferred to another battery because I was the regimental soccer captain. That was a bit of luck because my unit was captured soon after it arrived and spent the rest of the war in a prisoner of war camp."
Bob Paisley joined the 73rd Regiment of the Royal Artillery in World War II. He served with Montgomery's Eighth Army, the so called Desert Rats as an anti tank gunner