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by xnsman
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Messages of Condolence
Topic: Major General Sir Michael Palmer KCVO
Replies: 6
Views: 3589

Re: Major General Sir Michael Palmer KCVO

Mike Palmer was the first officer of the Regiment that I ever met. He was the 'conducting officer' who shepherded my draft from the 65TR RAC Catterick to the Regiment at Haig Lines, Crookham, in September 1952. We were told off to be interviewed on the train south, and each man went from his 3rd. Cl...
by xnsman
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where has everybody gone
Replies: 92
Views: 26958

Where has everybody gone

This used to such a busy forum! Suddenly, just about the time the we learned we had a new committee, the shop almost shuts down completely. Even Mr. Baldwin, who has something to say on everything, has been suspiciously silent. Is everybody mad at the new committee? Or has everybody found a new quie...
by xnsman
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Messages of Condolence
Topic: Peter Wilde
Replies: 11
Views: 4566

Re: Peter Wilde

In reply to Bill Bentley's remarks re the pistols worn by each man, they were the personal weapons issued at that time, and would be equivalent to later pictures of parades where each man is carrying a sub-machine gun. The pistols were Enfield .38 calibre double-action (hammerless) models, and the m...
by xnsman
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: S/Sgt Ted Campbell
Replies: 28
Views: 6693

Re: S/Sgt Ted Campbell

I remember Ted Campbell when he arrived at the regiment. It was at Sabratha, probably late on in 1953, and for some reason he landed up in B Sqdn. He seemed quite old to me( I was 19!) with his row of 39/45 ribbons, and I think he was either L/C or Cpl. To give him something to do he was sent out to...
by xnsman
Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Catterick Drill NCO's & Officers
Replies: 12
Views: 4538

Re: Catterick Drill NCO's & Officers

That's a really good photograph of men from just about every cavalry regiment in existence at the time, plus the fellows from the RTR regiments. What struck me as a bit strange was that in the middle of all these cavalrymen there is a sergeant wearing an infantry sergeant's crimson sash! Any thought...
by xnsman
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Top Posters
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: Top Posters

Amen Brother
by xnsman
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Regimental Medal - Saddle Sgt Spring
Replies: 13
Views: 2895

Re: Regimental Medal - Saddle Sgt Spring

Come on fellows. Here we have a genuine topic and all you can do is crack pee poor jokes about anything but the topic. Have a little respect please. Personally , I did not know that there was a rank or an appointment of Saddle Sgt. Perhaps some discussion of that facet of the topic would be more app...
by xnsman
Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Where Is He Now ?
Topic: billy [jock} hogetts caterick 1949-1951
Replies: 5
Views: 3115

Re: billy [jock} hogetts caterick 1949-1951

In 1952/3 in Sabratha we had a Bill Hodgetts in B Sqdn. He was a troop corporal. However, he was not from Scotland. He was English, perhaps from greater London area. I remember him quite well, outgoing and cheerful fellow. Where he went after that I can't say. Peter
by xnsman
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gardening ...
Replies: 31
Views: 5122

Re: gardening ...

Why don't you just learn to love them and accept the lovely free potting soil they deliver at no charge?

Peter Law
by xnsman
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Sabratha 1953-1955 - Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 3733

Re: Sabratha 1953-1955 - Photos

Hello All. Been away for a few weeks and have just caught up with this thread.The pictures bring back memories of the camp at Sabratha all right. After seeing them I remember Charnock but I can't say that I knew him at all. He probably came into the regiment sometime in 1953. As for Pinky's question...
by xnsman
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Reg Burkey Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

Re: Reg Burkey Collection

Hi Les

No, that wasn't me. I finished Nat. Service in 1954 and I have been in Canada since 1956.

Peter Law
by xnsman
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Reg Burkey Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

Re: Reg Burkey Collection

Hello All: My name is Peter Law and I remember Reg Burkey quite well from Sabratha in '52-53' when I served in B Sqdn. He was in one of the 'Sabre Troops' and I was in 'Admin Troop', but I remember him as an outgoing young guy, trooper then lance-corporal, always laughing and scratching, and a good ...
by xnsman
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: Where Is He Now ?
Topic: Tripoli 52 -54
Replies: 11
Views: 6664

Re: Tripoli 52 -54

Hello All: Yes, it's strange to see these names come out of the past into today's news reports! Back in the day(as the saying is these days) Zavia was just the first town you went through on the way to Tripoli. I remember it as being somewhat bigger than Sabratha where we were stationed. I remember ...
by xnsman
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: One for the older members 1950- 1955
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: One for the older members 1950- 1955

Hello all! A quick look through the nominal rolls inthe "Hawk" for 1954/55 shows a Tpr. A. Charnock in B Squadron during the years 1953/54. He was probably a National Service Man, arrived during 1953 and demobbed during 1955. Although I was squadron pay clerk from late 52 to early 54, and can rememb...
by xnsman
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Photos - Malcolm Brown
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Malcolm Brown Pictures

Just got around to viewing these photos from Malcolm Brown. Very interesting pictures of my short stay with the regiment. His short history very much equates with mine - down to Crookham in time to do a couple of guards, then off on embarkation leave before heading for Sabratha. The faces in the fir...