Jack Pilkington

Broughton House Resident April 2012 – December 2020

Born; 20th February 1934

Brought up; Swinton. Educated at Cromwell Road School and Salford Junior Technical College.

Age at signing up: 22
Division: Royal Engineers
Rank: Sapper
Jack Pilkington of the Royal Engineers
Jack Pilkington
National Service; May 1956, volunteered for the Royal Engineers.

Training;
3 weeks at Malvern in Worcestershire for basic military training.
Posted to Farnborough, Haampshire, for 12 weeks further training. Technical College in Maidstone Kent for Engineering studies.

Service History;
Posted to a Royal Engineers Field Squadron in Maidstone, Kent.

August 1957; Sent to Christmas Island, known as Kiritimati in the local language, a small atoll in the South Pacific 1340 miles South of Honolulu

Jack’s Story

Demobilised; May 1958

Civilian Life; Structural Engineer with Banister, Walton and Co. Jack qualified for his Private Pilots Licence and flew regularly from Barton Aerodrome.