Leggies for March

Sketch by J Chevallier


Food was every Fepow’s prime concern and achieving ‘Leggies’ was that little bit extra every Fepow craved for.

This is the little bit extra.

These are extracts are taken from the list and Message Board with Leggies added.



Anthea has told me ‘Leggies’ is a corruption of ‘Lagi’, a Malay/Indonesian word meaning ‘more’. As these words got translated they lost their original pronunciation, hence ‘Leggies’, this comes from my pop and Jack Symon both from the 18th Div. and Norfolk, is there a connection or is this the way we talk, “Propa Inglish frum us boys owt ere in Norfick”.

O.K. well Jack is a ‘Jock’ but he lives in Norfolk and has since before WW2. He came here as a cooper (barrel maker) with the fishing industry and met his Yarmouth bride Carol and has stayed here since. Try his book ‘Hell in Five’ with his permission the full book is on the net, he’s a great character and a gentleman.


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