Derek Hume was born in 1929 and lived in Croft Road, Benfleet during his childhood. He was a member of the Army Cadets in Benfleet from 1944 until 1947 and at the age of seventeen Derek joined the regular Army. He was in the regular army for six and half years and then the army reserve for a further five and a half years. During his time in the regular army he served in Greece, Cyprus and Egypt for just under three years.
The photos on this page were made available to the archive by the family of Derek Hume.
In the top photo Derek is in the back row, second from left. Derek’s good friend Trevor Lidstone is in the second row from the front, far left.
The other three photos were all taken in the playground of Benfleet Primary School.