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Post  Aussie Nick on Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:47 am

Tug Wilson wrote:Jim,
Di Williams was for certain CSM A Coy during the second tour,I was in SP Coy A/Tks on the first tour and we had Arthur Channon as CSM and Bill Boyce as C/Sgt then.
Here is a picture of the Guard "Taking post" to "Zoom" Spencers guard tent on the first tour.

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Tug, I think too many for the normal guard, there are more troops in background towards the old Gulf Airways hangar, as well as seating. The tent from the angle looks more like "A" Coy Orderly Room, However I may be wrong.
Nick.

Bill where is the picture??
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Post  Kentish Lad on Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:10 am

Who remembers this young man? Where and what!!

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Post  Tug Wilson on Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:26 am

Nick,
I think you are right,looking at it again "Zooms Palace" would have been further down to the right and below that picture,just shows how much grey matter is AWOL these days,i like Bills photo above.

Robbie,
Tony was one of my Sgts when i was C/Sgt Pln Commander of the A/Tks on the Malta tour,i believe he made RSM before retiring and i am sorry to say he has since passed on to Valhalla.RIP Tony.

Bill,
Didn't that football team get given Omega watches by the Sheik after playing the Bahrain national team?
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Post  terryg on Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:47 am

Bill great photo's I can remember afew other names.on the raft standing firsrt Last Dave Wall The tug o war man. sitting isJock Johnson(c.coy storeman) Percy Wilcox? Jim Auld Ian (hank) janson.
Football team second left is Brian Wall.Fifth is Hughie Henderson (R.I.P)after Jack Hobbs is Bob (scouse) Parry.
I went to Brian Keeling funeral and Brian Wall was there. The photo with Brian on was when we did the heat trials in 62. I see john Galiani Henery Browes.
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Post  Kentish Lad on Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:28 am

Terry G did you not note my post about the plank carrier? Was it Mick Feeney. Forgot you were on the Heat Trials, who was your Section Commander then? There was Charlie Cooper and me but I forget the name of the other one and also the Jock Sgt.

Nick that was the Heat Trials when we had to stay with 2 Para and sleep in the Gym!!

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Post  Tug Wilson on Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:40 am

Anyone see yourselves on this one?

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Post  Aussie Nick on Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:09 am

terryg wrote:Bill great photo's I can remember afew other names.on the raft standing firsrt Last Dave Wall The tug o war man. sitting isJock Johnson(c.coy storeman) Percy Wilcox? Jim Auld Ian (hank) janson.
Football team second left is Brian Wall.Fifth is Hughie Henderson (R.I.P)after Jack Hobbs is Bob (scouse) Parry.
I went to Brian Keeling funeral and Brian Wall was there. The photo with Brian on was when we did the heat trials in 62. I see john Galiani Henery Browes.
Terry

Terry that got the gray matter going a bit, I have Hank Janson's e-mail address if you want it just say and I will send you an e-mail.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:12 am

[quote="Tug Wilson"]Anyone see yourselves on this one?

I see Derek Day and Pete Geraghty and please tell me that's not Jim Ferguson and China Malone holding hands and skipping along.
Nick. lol!
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Post  Kentish Lad on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:46 am

Brilliant Nick The Bahrain & Radfan Years - Page 4 Icon_biggrin The Bahrain & Radfan Years - Page 4 Icon_biggrin The Bahrain & Radfan Years - Page 4 Icon_biggrin .

That photo has been cut a bit I am sure on the orioginal are you and Joe Lyall.

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Post  terryg on Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:30 am

I have seen this picture before i think Tug as posted it before but maybe on another site. Bill it was Mick Feeney walking round with the plank typical of him coming from( Gobinland ) Olwaldtwistle. Nick thanks for asking but I have Hank Janson e mail addy will have to flag him up to get on here. Very Happy
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Post  Tug Wilson on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:36 am

Sorry for confusing you lads,no the picture above is a new one of the same parade,below is the one i put up before on another post.I did PM the moderators to move it and some others onto this post,but for some reason it didn't happen!!!
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Post  Aussie Nick on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:56 pm

Tug,
I know that the Shiek was involved with this parade etc. However the little old cells are churning with the name "Profumo". Was he not involved on a last tour of the Middle East as the War Minister, before the excreta hit the fan with the Christine Keeler affair.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:00 pm

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It couldn't have been "Fergie" holding hands before, here he is in this one.
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Post  terryg on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:18 am

Nick Your right about Profumo we did a Guard of honour for him as he was defence minister at the time not long after the scandol broke out.
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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:21 am

The Cpl of the Guard in Nicks picture looks like Cpl Morris, AKA "Wingnut" on account of his ears,later CSM of HQ Coy(I think) on the Malta tour.
The pictures below were given to me by "Sparra" Wilson who was in D Coy at the time,you will remember D Coy went down after the main Body had returned to Bahrain, in the first picture "Pony Soldier" is at the top right sitting.Who are the others?

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Post  Kentish Lad on Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:14 pm

HI tUG & cO,

That is definately Cpl Morris I always knew him as "Snose" on account of his hotter!! In the second of the two pictures of the Parade the rank nearest is I believe Sgt "Daddy" Sharman, the next two I do not know then Joe Lyall, Mick Feeney, Aussie Nick and I think "Zip" Button.

Terry how could I forget Oslwaldtwisle we used to take the mick over that!! The Bahrain & Radfan Years - Page 4 Icon_biggrin The Bahrain & Radfan Years - Page 4 Icon_biggrin The Bahrain & Radfan Years - Page 4 Icon_biggrin

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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:15 pm

Bill, you are correct about it being Rex"Daddy" Sharman but he was a CSM in that Photo not a Sgt.If you remember "Zip" got posted back to the UK shortly after.
The picture below was taken in the Sgts mess having breakfast after the night before pyjama party,first left is CSM Charlie Altass C Coy CSM,i see myself and wife,also "Pony Soldier" CSM D Coy.I forget the other names!!

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Post  Aussie Nick on Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:38 am

Tug Wilson wrote:The Cpl of the Guard in Nicks picture looks like Cpl Morris, AKA "Wingnut" on account of his ears,later CSM of HQ Coy(I think) on the Malta tour.
The pictures below were given to me by "Sparra" Wilson who was in D Coy at the time,you will remember D Coy went down after the main Body had returned to Bahrain, in the first picture "Pony Soldier" is at the top right sitting.Who are the others?

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Possibly Dave Wall, Pete Spicer, Trev Humphries, Tich Baldwin, Dave Taylor.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:52 pm

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Guess where?
Correct Tug The roundabout at the end of the causway, Manama end. Nick.


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Post  Tug Wilson on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:32 am

Found this one somewhere,3 Para in the Radfan "Moving under fire"
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Nick, your picture is in Manama i think.
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Post  terryg on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:25 am

Tug thats ginge valance without beret he was 9 plt sgt at the time.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:26 pm

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Sent to me by "Nick Irving" "D" Coy in the Radfan
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Post  Aussie Nick on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:31 pm

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Jenkins?, Talbot?, Irving, ? ,North and Duncan with the GPMG.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:33 pm

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Toner?, Honeyman, Whitehead, Duncan, Caithness above Duncan, remainder ???
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Post  Sparra Wilson on Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:14 am

Tug Wilson wrote:The Cpl of the Guard in Nicks picture looks like Cpl Morris, AKA "Wingnut" on account of his ears,later CSM of HQ Coy(I think) on the Malta tour.
The pictures below were given to me by "Sparra" Wilson who was in D Coy at the time,you will remember D Coy went down after the main Body had returned to Bahrain, in the first picture "Pony Soldier" is at the top right sitting.Who are the others?

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"Right - 'Stand To' you lot and pay attention"

Top photo - Definitely the Pony and below him 'Panky' Pankhurst others to distant to see but next along looking to the left may be Pete Spicer.

Bottom Pic L-R - I Remember the face but the name? posssibly Walsh? Next is Pete 'Slacky' Spicer, Trevor 'Humpty' Humphries then 'Tich' Baldwin. At the front is Dave Taylor. All D Coy guys.

If anyone knows of the whereabouts of Dave Taylor I would love to hear.

That's sorted them out Tug - Hi Nick How are you?

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