But it seems the camp he worked so successfully was Featherstone Park Camp by Haltwhistle in Northumberland, a camp for german officers.
That was about a year after his time at Cultybraggan. His private papers are held at the Imperial War Museum and are catalogued as including " his service with the Pioneer Corps (1940 - 1944), his work as Interpreter in camps for German POWs at Comrie
, Droitwich and Featherstone Park (January 1945 - June 1948) - " Cultybraggan Camp is just outside the village of Comrie.
The British Army keep impeccable records of army service and there can be no doubt about his service at Cultybraggan. He was posted there in January of 1945 as Staff Sergeant. On 11 November of that year, Armistice Day, he invited the 4,000 German prisoners to assemble on the football field voluntarily for a service of remembrance.
"If you agree with my proposal, parade on November 11 on your parade ground and salute the dead of all nations-your comrades, your former enemies, all murdered fighters for freedom who laid down their lives in German concentration-camps-and make the following vow; 'Never again shall such murder take place! It is the last time we will allow ourselves to be deceived and betrayed. It is not true that we Germans are a superior race; we have no right to believe that we are better than others. We are all equal before God, whatever our race or religion. Endless misery has come to us, and we have realized where arrogance leads...In this minute of silence, at 11 a.m. on this November 11, 1945, we swear to return to Germany as good Europeans, and to take part as long as we live in the reconciliation of all people and the maintenance of peace..."
Only ten refused to attend.
You should never rely solely on Wikipedia :))
@Bratwurst Boy and Lyzko, just to wrap it up, I thought you might be interested to know that all the officers in charge at Featherstone were Jewish, Captain Walter Merkel, Sulzbach and Lieutenant-Colonel Vickers. The prisoners at Cultybraggan were all categorized as 'black' which was code for the most virulent Nazis. Those at Featherstone were black and grey. Vickers told the prisoners that he had been a PoW in Germany during WWI and that he had been treated as a gentleman so that's how he intended to treat them. Gradually they were given more freedom and at Christmas 1946 they were invited to spend Christmas Day with local families in their homes.
One of the prisoners, on returning to Germany, wrote to Merkel:
"I cannot but thank you for all the kindness and humane understanding you showed, not only to myself, but also to the other PoWs in 'C' compound.....
Most of those British officers under the command of Colonel Vickers have done more for understanding between our two nations, by the way of treatment in the camp, than statesmanship can ever hope to achieve."