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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:19 pm



More Mingins and White.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:24 pm



Was Mick mingings fit, or what?
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:26 pm



It didn't rain but Mick shrunk!
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:32 pm



Brian Keeling, Joe Murtagh, Pete Jones-Evans, Scouse Toner, Pete Vojzola, "Sooty Sherjan" one name missing. Does anybody else remember ?
Nick. this was sent to me by Pete Vojzola who now lives in NZ. Smile
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Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:36 pm



Bill Fagg, Pete Jones-Evans, Pete Vojzola.

Pete Jones-Evans' chute on the "Yas" or "Daz" Drop, he didn't pull his rerserve.
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Re: The Bahrain & Radfan Years

Post  Aussie Nick on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:40 pm

Tug Wilson wrote: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

Tug the photo shows the Sheik and the official party! would not the Boss either Farrar or Gibbs have been in front of the Parade.
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Post  Kentish Lad on Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:06 am

Hi Nick & Tug,

Just returned from my Spanish Jaunt. Roly was Brigader in 61-62 when he came out to inspect us building the new camp. He congratulated me on my window fitting skills!! Little did he or anyone know that I had forgotten to put the clips in to hold the glass in place!! The guy with Williams is a Jock who's name escapes me, he was in my section when we did Heat Trials down in Aden and again in UK. I will try and put the photo up of them. By the way Nick you have dstroyed my Street Cred putting those photos up!!

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Post  Kentish Lad on Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:12 am

Photo of my Section at Cove while doing Heat Trials any names?? Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  Kentish Lad on Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:14 am

Kentish Lad wrote:Photo of my Section at Cove while doing Heat Trials any names?? Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Back to the drawing board!!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Aussie Nick on Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:04 pm

Kentish Lad wrote:Hi Nick & Tug,

Just returned from my Spanish Jaunt. Roly was Brigader in 61-62 when he came out to inspect us building the new camp. He congratulated me on my window fitting skills!! Little did he or anyone know that I had forgotten to put the clips in to hold the glass in place!! The guy with Williams is a Jock who's name escapes me, he was in my section when we did Heat Trials down in Aden and again in UK. I will try and put the photo up of them. By the way Nick you have dstroyed my Street Cred putting those photos up!!

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'ere, wots a "Street Cred'? is it some type of motorised vehicle?
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Re: The Bahrain & Radfan Years

Post  Tug Wilson on Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:25 am

Nick, If i hadn't seen that picture in Colour i would never have believed it was Bennie,i just didn't think Bennie was with us on that tour.

Bill,i am sorry to say you are incorrect when you say "Rolly" was a Brigadier at that time,he was Lt Col CO 3 Para (our Boss),and halfway through the tour Farrar, who was 2i/c, got promoted to "Brevate Lt Col" but still remained as 2i/c to Rolly.
Rolly Gibbs left us on our return to the UK and Farrar only then took over as CO.
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Post  Kentish Lad on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:38 am

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Well Nick lets see if this is successful after your advice.

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Post  Tug Wilson on Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:40 pm

Bill,
The site recommends "Photobucket" for uploading photo's,it is free to use and has worked well for me,give it a try it is easy to use here is the link just click on it. http://photobucket.com/
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Post  Aussie Nick on Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:39 pm

Tug Wilson wrote:Nick, If i hadn't seen that picture in Colour i would never have believed it was Bennie,i just didn't think Bennie was with us on that tour.

Bill,i am sorry to say you are incorrect when you say "Rolly" was a Brigadier at that time,he was Lt Col CO 3 Para (our Boss),and halfway through the tour Farrar, who was 2i/c, got promoted to "Brevate Lt Col" but still remained as 2i/c to Rolly.
Rolly Gibbs left us on our return to the UK and Farrar only then took over as CO.

Tug, I thought you would have twigged, go to the photos of "D" Coy the one with Bunny Harvey and you will see that Bennie is on it as well.
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Re: The Bahrain & Radfan Years

Post  Tug Wilson on Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:02 am

I can't make the excuse that i didn't see it co's i did,just shows how addled the grey cells are mate. Rolling Eyes
Picture of Farrar briefing one of the Company's but can't tell which one prior to the op.Can any of you out there?


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Post  Jim Scott on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:20 pm

Tug,I think it is A Coy some of the faces, I think I recognise, Paddy?,Taff Presley,Roy Grimshaw,Pete Lennon,Dinger Bell,at the back possibly Doug Saunders,standing Hugh Henderson,I may be wrong, as the eyes are not what they used to be,
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Post  Jim Scott on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:24 pm

Tug, in fact looking again I think the last full image ,on the left, of the front row is Bill Dunt,
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Post  Aussie Nick on Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:39 pm

The guy front left with the fag in his mouth, could be "Willy Greer" ?
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Post  terryg on Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:07 am

this is definately C Coy CSM. Charlie Altuss stood up at the back .
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Post  mick bramley on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:35 am

Tug ,
I remember a lot from your photos , brought back a lot of memories (although i was only a sprog in A Coy],. One of them being bought my Farther an Omiga Seamaster from the NAAFI[watch] he treasured it all his life. Thanks Tug, [ hope to see you at the reunion] cheers mick b Smile

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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:44 am

mick bramley wrote:Tug ,
I remember a lot from your photos , brought back a lot of memories (although i was only a sprog in A Coy],. One of them being bought my Farther an Omiga Seamaster from the NAAFI[watch] he treasured it all his life. Thanks Tug, [ hope to see you at the reunion] cheers mick b Smile

Thanks Mick,yes i shall be at the reunion god willing,here's a picture of you and Ernie Rustill up in the Radfan if you remember i was Pln Sgt of 1 Pln A Coy during that time.

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Post  Jim Scott on Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:42 pm

Tug, You must have moved to 1Pln A coy,during the second tour of Bahrain,I was Cpl in 2 Pln,but stayed behind,with the Bisley shooting team,in charge Major Churchill,along with Johnny Balls,(mortars I think)Danny Hadden ,Brummy Edwards,Bob Welsh, all that i can remember at the moment,when the Radfan kicked off,Johnny Balls was the only one whipped away,to join the Battalion,

I got demobbed from the depot a couple of months later,where Fergie,x CSM C Coy,was RSM,he had me in his office every day trying to get me to sign on for another tour,I declined the offer.
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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:37 pm

Jim Scott wrote:Tug, You must have moved to 1Pln A coy,during the second tour of Bahrain,I was Cpl in 2 Pln,but stayed behind,with the Bisley shooting team,in charge Major Churchill,along with Johnny Balls,(mortars I think)Danny Hadden ,Brummy Edwards,Bob Welsh, all that i can remember at the moment,when the Radfan kicked off,Johnny Balls was the only one whipped away,to join the Battalion,

I got demobbed from the depot a couple of months later,where Fergie,x CSM C Coy,was RSM,he had me in his office every day trying to get me to sign on for another tour,I declined the offer.
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Correct Jim,i joined A Coy from C Coy just before the 2nd tour,2 Pln, wasn't that "Hew Pikes" Pln? we had Mike Walsh as OC,he later went on to command 1 Para in Aden and made General in the end,Johnny Balls was an MFC in the Mortars and was attached to A Coy during the operation,he later went to the AAC as a pilot,Danny Hadden(RIP) now there was a feared hard man in the Battalion,i later had his son in A Coy and Brummy Edwards as a Sgt when i was CSM from '75 to '78.CSM Furguson he of the "Tug of War"fame,CSM Charlie Altass took over C Coy from him when Fergie went to Depot as RSM.All good men,where are they now?.
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Re: The Bahrain & Radfan Years

Post  Aussie Nick on Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:06 pm



G'day all, re Danny Haddon and Maj Churchill with the shooting team, this was sometime mid sixties and we still had those stupid "Combat Jackets" where you couldn't move your arms. I have a few more photos like this one perhaps I should open a new subject called shooting teams etc. what do you think. I can name most of these guys can you?
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Post  Jim Scott on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:13 am

Nick,
Back row from Left 1 and 2 don't know,3 Wally Walsh, 4 know the face,5 don;t know, 6 ? Asberry, 7 Bob Welsh,
Front 1 know the face,2 some ugly person,I think Nick was his name, Nick I know the guy between you and Churchill,can't remember his name,the other 2 faces I know,who is the Sgt cut out on the right of the pic.
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