From a Hard Place to a Rock


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By Timandra Slade

From a Hard Place to a Rock brilliantly retells a story of bravery, capture in enemy hands and the subsequent courageous escapes of cousins Captain Jimmy Johnson of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and Captain Chris Waters of the Royal Engineers. Using a combination of personal manuscripts, photographs, sketches and letters, Timandra chronicles the determination these soldiers had to return home through France, Spain and into Gibraltar, as their journey becomes increasingly perilous. Join author Timandra as she discusses a remarkable family story of soldiers on the run in WWII, a coincidental convergence of cousins and their, not so safe, arrival in Gibraltar.

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The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum

The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum is an independent, registered charity, inside Caernarfon Castle. We rely on grant, donations, and visitor support to carry out our mission to preserve, promote, and educate on the history of the Regiment and remember those who served our country. Proceeds from shopping on our site, booking tours, and purchasing tickets to events go towards care for over 20,000 objects in the collection, providing educational opportunities for schools, groups and international audiences, maintaining the museum, and outreach programs to the community.

The mission of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum is to:

To maintain a leading international Regimental Museum which portrays the story of over 300 years of service by members of the Royal Welch Fusiliers through exhibitions, education, research, and programs.

To assist in keeping the modern Army and the successor Regiment relevant and to increase public awareness of them.

To collect objects and documents relating to the history of the Regiment.

To conserve and document all archives and documents we collect.

To make the archives and reserve collection accessible to researchers and for educational purposes.

As a nonprofit organization, shopping on our site is one way you can help support our mission.

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