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Post  Tug Wilson on Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:18 am

Sean Fitzsimons gave me this months ago but due to scanner problems i have been unable to post it.Where are you all now? come on let us know you are still with us,and if anyone else knows the status of those shown please also bring us up to date,i thank you in advance.


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Post  Tug Wilson on Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:19 am

More of Sean's photo's

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Post  Tug Wilson on Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:25 am

One of "Aussie" Nick who loved the Ullu so much went to live down under where they have those Jumping rats!!!

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Post  Tug Wilson on Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:30 am

Now here's a blast from the past,"BIG" Fred McF second from the right.

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Post  sean fitzsimons on Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:02 pm

Smile Smile Smile Many thanks to Tug.Since for his fine effort.Since I spoke to Tug in the early days[last year] a bit more info has come to light.
The Orbat relates to Patrol Co.posting to Cyprus in 1972.May have found better copy.
The Para photo shows laughing Fred McFarlane ?on right<{seeing what Fred could do to livestock no one was brave enough to mention lack of smile, and he was fast on his toes!!]To left of Fred is Brian Freeman ??
may be wrong.
Jungle bunny BELL was a radio op and very covert,when your small and the trees are BIG you have to be careful!![Jungle may now be Counci Estate!!!] Come on the rest of 3 Para put pen to paper,it does not hurt and I bet you meet old friends.Sean Smile Smile Smile

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Post  Aussie Nick on Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:14 pm

It is def Brian Freeman, the last time I saw him was in Oz he also emigrated with his family, sometime in the seventies not been seen since, also met Vinnie O'Toole at one time out here as well. that phot of the hammock looks good I seem to remember the bloody thing rotted through shortly thereafter.
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Post  Alex Scott on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:18 am

Me,me me I'm still alive,here's a picture of me smiling----> Smile
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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:39 am

Alex Scott wrote:Me,me me I'm still alive,here's a picture of me smiling----> Smile

I've got you logged in Mr Scott,but where are the rest of the Battalion? and get that smug smile off your face Scott. Laughing
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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:47 am

Aussie Nick wrote:It is def Brian Freeman, the last time I saw him was in Oz he also emigrated with his family, sometime in the seventies not been seen since, also met Vinnie O'Toole at one time out here as well. that phot of the hammock looks good I seem to remember the bloody thing rotted through shortly thereafter.
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Here's one with a picture of "Vinnie" in taken on the Radfan operation,but who are the others?
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Post  sean fitzsimons on Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:18 am

Smile pig pig I was not in the redfan but in photo---top right possible young PETE SPICER ??? If I am wrong biscuit for guide dog.!!Sean Smile Smile Smile

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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:27 pm

What have you been on Sean!!! i don't know what a "HOTO" is,and i have never been to the "REDFAN" either,where is it??? Laughing :lol:or were you making an obscure reference to the "Red Wolfs of the Radfan" I'll have some of what your having Shocked
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Post  Tug Wilson on Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:36 pm

Here's one of "Farrar the Para" during the operation,a great man to have as our CO(although he did get shot down in his scout)

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Post  Aussie Nick on Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:19 pm

Re Pete Spicer (Slackie) I had him home for dinner in the seventies when he came out here with 22. Farra the Para, wasn't the Adj. (Mc Leod) and the RSM (Channon) on the chopper as well, with a smattering of "Gongs" dispensed. Come on Alex show yer face!!!
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Post  Tug Wilson on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:57 am

Aussie Nick wrote:Re Pete Spicer (Slackie) I had him home for dinner in the seventies when he came out here with 22. Farra the Para, wasn't the Adj. (Mc Leod) and the RSM (Channon) on the chopper as well, with a smattering of "Gongs" dispensed. Come on Alex show yer face!!!
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No Nick, McLeod was the IO not the Adj and got a bullet though his hand,it was just the CO,IO & Pilot in the scout,when it made that emergency landing down in the wadi,the RSM (Arthur Channon) ran out to assist the CO and got shot 4 times by the same bullet!!!(through the left breast,then the right breast,into the right arm ending up in the left leg, so i was told afterwards)I last saw him sitting up on the stretcher being lugged back to the forward aid post,there's another story about what happened when he got there but i will save that for a later time.
Here's a picture of Capt McLeod on the left,do you see anyone else you remember?"D" Company orbat (Late 60s early 70s) Bahrain021
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Post  Tug Wilson on Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:36 am

Getting back to the "D" Company theme,who,where and when?

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Post  terryg on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:38 am

next to vinnie is jock dixon and I think the gpmg man is bill dunt.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:43 pm

Tug Wilson wrote:Getting back to the "D" Company theme,who,where and when?
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I think it is Gus McIntyre's Patrol, ex schoolie and ex 22. Paddy Phoenix (RIP) name forgotten, name forgotten I don't claim to have the best memory on the block and after all it wasnt just last week.
Re the marching troops I seem to recognise Joe Lyall, Self, Collins?, possibly Brian Chaffer, Derek Day and the moustache at the back (Pete G.)
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Post  Aussie Nick on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:14 am

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Before "D" Coy Bill and I were in "C" Coy this was in Bahrain 1st tour
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Post  Aussie Nick on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:21 am

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"D" Coy I cant remember anybody's name, can you?
Nick lol!
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Post  Aussie Nick on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:32 am

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Post  Aussie Nick on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:47 am

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Williams, Edwards, Jenkins, McTavish, Campbell, Nicholson.
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Post  Aussie Nick on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:51 am

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Who's patrol ?
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Post  Aussie Nick on Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:57 am

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Nick and Bill at Tundergarth, near Lockerbie. The building behind is housing the condolence book and the field next to it is where the cockpit landed, Pan Am flight 103. Taken 2006 Bill and his wife came up to Lockerbie to see me when I was back on a flying visit.
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Post  sean fitzsimons on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:02 am

s:) Smile Smile On left IAN PHOENIX RIP.Killed in Heli Crash mid 90s Was Det. Super.RUC Special Branch

On Right ALEX SCOTT
.Oh yes it is "!!

3Back Right TERRY Mc QUADE

4.Can not recall Name CLOONEY ??

Smile Smile Smile Sean


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Post  Alex Scott on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:37 am

Tug Wilson wrote:Getting back to the "D" Company theme,who,where and when?

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This was the Celtic Patrol

Ian (Paddy) Phoenix Terry M'Quade

Gus MacIntyre Alex Scott


Nick, that pic was at the Punan LZ,note all shiny and shaved to go back to the holiday camp at Tutong Very Happy
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