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HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY and RAC WAR MEMORIAL

Post by Jim Bond » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:07 pm

Yesterday 11th November 2008 a new War Memorial was dedicated to those soldiers who lost their lives on operations since the cessation of the Second World War, one of the headings listed on this memorial is Northen Ireland. Under this section the following members of the 14th/2Oth Kings Hussars are remembered, Lt Williams-Wynn, Sgt Platt, Cpl Armstrong, Cpl Cotton, Cpl Herbert and by no means least Tpr Tyson. If anyone is in the area then this memorial is worth a visit.

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Post by Jim Bond » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:09 pm

Sorry guys the bit that is missing is, it's at the Tank Museum Bovington
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Post by PINKY » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:11 pm

..........the info is also available on the tank museum's website.
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Post by Johnny Morris » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:37 pm

Well done Jim

I can't believe I forgot about Musk Tyson when I thought about all our casualties in N.I

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Post by Ged Preston » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:24 pm

Musk Tyson,

Roy Tyson`s younger brother (Killed in overturned Ferret) "A" Squadron "bless him & his brother "Roy" a good, good mate.

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Post by ALGY CAIN » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:23 pm

Ged,
John was killed when the landrover he was driving rolled over.

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Post by Shep » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:33 pm

your correct algy it was a land Rover
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Post by Mac McNulty » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:50 pm

Correct Algy,

I was in Musky's Troop 2nd Troop, A Squadron when it happened he was in the Troop Leaders Section whilst I was in the Troop Sgts'. We were guarding the Polling Stations at the time if I remember correctly.

Almost certain it was the same tour when Mick Herbert and Joe Cotton died, 2nd Troop was duty Troop and we got crashed out to the scene after they were tragically mistaken as IRA gunmen by a RUC Special Patrol Group on the shores of Loch Neagh.

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Post by Brian Moulton » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:16 am

John "Musky" Tyson died February 28th 1974 according to the 1974 Hawk Journal.

Musky was also involved in July 1969 in an accident on Goldgrund where George Hajda was cut in half when a Chieftain barrel was ripped out of it's cradle on a tank driver training session. George, Musky and another were sat on the back decks of the tank having a break when it happened.
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Post by jonah » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:29 am

Brian, Doug Jones was the 'other' on the back decks of that tank, he was the trainer.
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Post by Johnny Morris » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:03 am

Every now and then this topic comes up on here, I must admit it brings back some awful memories of that day in
Paderborne.

The worst day I ever had in the regiment and few of us shed a tear for poor old Dinger Bell who was the driver of the
other tank and who never got over the incident.

Dinger died himself in an accident not too long after the Goldgrund incident - Hong Kong if my memory serves.

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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:22 pm

Johhny
That was on the new ShaTin road he was the driver but he had let TC have a drive, the edge of the road collapsed and the Ferret went over the edge where there was a sheer drop.
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Post by fatcat » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:23 pm

Muskrat Tyson and Er-Er Ron Warren were two of my best mates in Paderborn and Singapore and back in Tidworth and as some of you know a little posting in between, just thought I would mention there is a memorial Plaque for Ron Warren at the church at Barton and Isabel and myself went and paid our respects to Muskrat who is buried in Lancaster.
Some of the happiest times and memories are of Muskrat and Er-Er and all my other mates, JC = Roy Tyson =Jim Higgins = Steve Cox = Brian Askins = Algy Cain = Bob Morrow = Smiler Conroy = Tracker Walsh = Dave Mcglynn = Ged Preston = Basher Brown = Bomber Harris = Geoff Hutch = Ron Flowers = Polly Whitehead = Dave Kirk = Harry Bennett = Stitches = Ken Simm = Steve Wheeler = Bob Renshaw = Jock Moffat [one egg or two] = Paddy Docherty = just to name but a few, if I have not mentioned any one is is my memory not my ignorence so my apologies and I have to say since I started going to the Noah's Arc I have met and made some more great mates, Thanks to every one past and Present.
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Post by ALGY CAIN » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:33 pm

Solly.
Just to let you know the other one injured was me. Musky and me ended up in St Vincents Krankenhause together. If it hadn't for the speed that Pete Brocklehurst drove the other chieftain back to Barker Bks (no radios) and got to the MI room and the the way Plum (god rest his soul) looked after us we might not have made it.
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Post by Ron Flowers » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:01 pm

I slept in the same room as Joe. We had to be moved out of the room on the night of his death. It was a real tragedy. If I remember his mum came to the regiment I think she was living in Italy at the time..

Fatcat another name for the list Chivs Whitehead, Polly's brother. I was stopping with friends in Corfe Mullen during the summer and Chives wife works with one of them Chivs is a Taxi driver down Poole area.

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