The first story to reach Rushden from newly-liberated Greece was re ceived in a letter to the Editor of the "Echo and Argus". The writer was Sergeant B. Fensome, a Rushden man who is serving with the Corps of Military Police.
In his letter, Sergeant Fensome encloses a photograph of himself in the company of two tough-looking men, described as "Greek policemen", partaking of liquid refreshment and standing at the doorway of a typical Greek homestead. When he landed in Greece to take part in the large-scale relief work which is going on, he had "a very good welcome".
Sergeant Fensome has had a varied career. Leaving Rushden in 1932, he served in the Grenadier Guards for four and a half years, two years of which were spent in Cairo. Then followed two years in the Metropolitan Police, when he was stationed at Peckham and Brixton. When the war began, Sergeant Fensome became a Military Policeman, and in June, 1942, began a tour of duty with the 8th Army which took him from El Alamein to Tunis and then across to Italy. Since then he has been employed in Italy teaching Italian soldiers traffic and police duties.
"Some of the Rushden boys have been serving in the same theatre as myself", writes Sergeant Fensome, "but I have not been lucky enough to meet them. Most of them are school colleagues of mine, and if any of them are now serving in Greece I would like to contact them".
Sergeant Fensome's wife and son are living at 135, Queen-street, Rushden.