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The Bahrain & Radfan Years

Post  Tug Wilson on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:00 pm

Here is a picture of the Battalion marching out of the camp on the first tour(When we still had a "Proper" Band)Provost Sgt "Zoom" Spencers establishment on the left.Our transport (Bevs) in the background.

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Post  Tug Wilson on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:10 pm

A/Tk platoon tent on the first tour,from the left Me,Alfie Benson,"Ginger" Thompson, and Louis Swartz.
Note the Christmas cards and the Parafin steam iron on the table.

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Post  Tug Wilson on Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:35 am

Anyone remember this place Question


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Post  terryg on Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:13 pm

I remember using the cookhouse tables for surfing . great times was had.
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Post  Jim Scott on Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:09 pm

Tug,I remember you now,going by the old photos,you will still be the same dapper,sveld gentleman yet,like me,NOT,I also remember Ginger "Jock"Thompson,I met him up in this region in the late 60,s when he was posted to to the tank ranges at Kirkcudbright,as an a/tk instructor,the other two I remember vaguely,but the old grey matter isn't what it used to be,

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Post  Wrockwardine Wanderer on Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:27 pm

Tug was this the tented camp at Jebel Ali which 'B' Coy along with 'Moonie Walters' took their turn and visited in 1964 on the 2nd Bahrain tour. Fabulous place for a sun tan, not to mention the Company Smokers. You didn't ask a man where he was going with a shovel !!
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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:40 pm

Wrockwardine Wanderer wrote:Tug was this the tented camp at Jebel Ali which 'B' Coy along with 'Moonie Walters' took their turn and visited in 1964 on the 2nd Bahrain tour. Fabulous place for a sun tan, not to mention the Company Smokers. You didn't ask a man where he was going with a shovel !!

Correct,also used on the first tour for a bit of R&R.You might remember the track going the opposite direction from Sharjah (to the right) went to Muscat and the "Omex patrols" in the Oman mountains.
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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:52 pm

Any one remember the hunters firing down into the wadi?

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Post  Tug Wilson on Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:36 pm

Mortars in action Mick Mingins kneeling,who are the others?I think Wileman is the No2?

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Post  Tug Wilson on Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:42 pm

I believe this is Terry Williams on the GPMG?But who else is in this picture?

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Post  Tug Wilson on Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:57 pm

Parade for the new Sheik at the Naval HQ,Sheik Isa, he had just taken over from his deceased Father.But i can't remember the officer commanding the parade,it's not Farrar,why?

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Post  Tug Wilson on Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:09 pm

The Sheiks own Police Band on the same Parade,playing our Regimental March.

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Post  Wrockwardine Wanderer on Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:25 pm

Ride of the Valkeries was hard enough to keep in step with with our own band playing that must have been nigh on impossible. Brilliant pictures though Tug. I think I can remember on one occasion on the second tour the shiek presented the whole free fall team with (Gold?) Rolex watches for doing a jump.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:00 am

Tug, wasn't Farrar still just a brevet Lt Col and the Boss was "Rollie Gibbs"
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:03 am

[quote="Tug Wilson"]I believe this is Terry Williams on the GPMG?But who else is in this picture?

Try "Bennie Registe"
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:39 am



Who can forget the shower block, plus 5 Bevs.
Nick
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:41 am


John Igoe and Bev.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:43 am



Five star living.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:47 am


Mick Mingins and George White my Bren Team
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:50 am



What a fine bunch "C" Coy in the Oman first tour.
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Post  terryg on Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:12 am

What a charachter Mick was sadly passed on now.I remember Bob also easy going.and Gill Ghani can't remember the guy with the SLR.
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Post  Tug Wilson on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:18 pm

Good Pictures Nick,do you have any more of the tented camp of the first tour? or has anyone else for that matter?.But looking at how many of us visit and post on this site, i guess i'm pissing into the wind.Sad realy.
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Post  Tug Wilson on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:39 pm

You are correct when you say we had two Lt Col's at that time Nick,but it's not "Roly" or "Farrar" in the picture although i agree you can't see much of the officer in the picture posted.
As for the suggestion on the other picture that it is "Bennie" Registe!!!!! Rolling Eyes no way,Bennie would have blended into the background Laughing Laughing
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Post  Tug Wilson on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:59 pm

Here's one of the entrance to Hamala Camp(2nd Tour for those who don't know) in a Sand storm.To think we built a lot of that camp whilst on the first tour, so that 1 Para could have billets with air conditioning when they came out,and they wonder why we were called the "Gunggy 3"!!!!

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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:13 pm

Try "Bennie Registe"
Nick. Smile[/quote]
Told you it was bennie.
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