The 16th DLI Signal Platoon, Dalkeith, late 1940
Signal Platoon on Parade
Jimmy James pointing



Sgt W ‘Jimmy’ James, above front and left below, and L/Cpl Frank Reynolds act up for the camera during the training of the Signal Platoon at Dalkeith in late 1940. After the hectic early period of initial training at Edinburgh, the 16th DLI set about the task of forming the six specialist platoons: the Signals, Carrier, Mortar and Pioneer, Administration and Anti-Aircraft Platoons, all of which were essential before the Battalion could be considered fully operational. (Photos courtesy of Jimmy James).