Introducing Jack Webley

Where it all began

Harold (Jack) Webley was my great grandfather, and although I never met him in person, he came alive in my youth as my dad regaled stories of him. Jack was a true Englishman, a farmer by trade and living in the South of England. 

During World War II, he was a patrol leader in Britain’s “Auxiliary” forces, who came to be as the British Resistance. 

These forces in the event of a German invasion of Britain (which as we know was a serious and real threat with Operation Sea Lion), were to disrupt German operations for as long as possible without being captured. Equipped with some of the most dangerous and advanced weaponry available to infantry during the war, the life expectancy for these soldiers was 12 days. Every unit was also issued with a gallon of rum for their bitterly cold Operational Bases (OB’s). Many of their OB's still haven’t been found to this day.

The Tales of Jack Webley are fictional – the characters and events are set in fiction, however I've tried to weave my own experiences and feelings throughout my life. I've had some wild adventures, having driven halfway across the world from London to Mongolia in a Nissan Micra and made my way down the length of India in a three wheeler Tuk Tuk with an engine the size of a lawnmower. On these incredible adventures I met some truly amazing people and tried some truly abysmal food along the way. Using these experiences as a backdrop I hope to write a story that captures your imagination and hopefully inspires you to cook some of our recipes... Buying some of our spices wouldn't be a bad result either.. 


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