CLX Plaque unveiling, Alton Towers

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Description:Jake Whitehouse holding the CLX (Command Line Exercises) flag at the unveiling of the CLX plaque at Alton Towers. The plaque was designed by Jake Whitehouse, who also made the wreath and the replica 160 (MG) flag which he is holding. The CLX plaque was donated by the Military Historical Society to commemorate the presence of 160 (Machine Gun) Officer Cadet Training Unit at Alton Towers during the Second World War.

From left to right: Jim Farndell , Mrs Dunn (?), Joe Taylor (ex Gurkha at Kohima), Alistair Dunn (at the front), Clive Dunn (ex Royal Engineers), Jake Whitehouse, unknown, Rev. Blake Harrap (Vicar of Foxt, ex Cyclist Battalion in the Sudan), Jim Preston (ex Durham Light Infantry and Lincolnshire Regiment) . Also present at the event were Patrick, 5th Earl of Lichfield and Capt. Philip Waterhouse (Jake's brother)

Officer Cadets trained to become officers in machine gun regiments of the British Army: the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, the Cheshire Regiment, the Middlesex Regiment and the Manchester Regiment. Jake Whitehouse was stationed there at Alton Towers in 1945.