WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

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Brains
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Service Details: REME 1964 -1973
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Brains » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:47 pm

SORRY!! I think the steam had run out of my computing machine - I've stoked the boiler and this is how it should have looked!

It MUST be B Squadron LAD Troop, in Paderborn and Hong Kong !

PADERBORN
AQMS Malcolm Hay / S/sgt Gerry Smith
Sgt Jack Frost
Richard Crowson/ Barry Rathbone/Bryn Cully (ECEs))
John Iredale (Guns)
Bill Baillie (Guns)
Rocky Williams (VMAs)
Roger Parslow
Dutch Holland
Dad Evans
Mogs Morgan
Ali Bailey
Brian Parsley (me!)
Fred Crossman (VMBs)
Jack Cook
Pete Hayter (Recce Mechs)
Robin Ansell

HONG KONG
AQMS Pete Kelly / S/sgt Bob Kellam / S/sgt Bill Brady
Sgt Jack Frost
Barry Cummings (ECE)
Bill Baillie (Big Guns)
Mick Colley (Little Guns)
Dad Evans (VMAs)
Dave Wilkinson
Roger Parslow
John Docherty
Mogs Morgan
Brian Reynolds
Brian Parsley
Bill Dowry
Ray Cotton (VMB)
Jock Robertson (Electrician)
Reg Batterby (and another Tels bloke I can’t remember)
Geoff Beaufoy (Metalsmith)
An assortment of Recce Mechs Rafferty??, Mon Marshall etc
Dave Beattie
Mak Wai Chui
Steve Rowe and ? Saxton (Clerks)

Those are the ones I can remember from my time with B Squadron 1967 -1973 - my sincere apologies for any I have missed out or mistakes (put it down to old age!)

PROBABLY THE BEST L.A.D. EVER!

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billy whittle
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Service Details: 1970 - 1980. 'B'sqn HK and Herford and NI, 'HQ' sqn Herford and Bovington. 'Veh ' Sqn Bovington, 'D'sqn Hohne, and NI then 'HQ' sqn till demob,
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby billy whittle » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:23 pm

Although i did my bit in B D and finally HQ sqn there was only one Sqn for me and that was ''B'' sqn. I joined ''B'' sqn and went into assault troop with the likes of
Alf Angel ... Tp sgt
Tony Smith....Tp cpl
Nab Gardner...Tp L/cpl
alex gartshorne
tony conlon
Mick (perv) hayes
roly greenwood
big mack
Benny
chris brown
chinese jacko(did anyone know his christian name)?
geoff mather

I still get asked why I had that tattoo put on, i know alex had it as well as Barry(surname escapes me) but I was proud thyen and still am. atb Billy

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steve wheeler
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Service Details: Joined Tidworth 1971 Hong Kong 71-73 Herford 73-75 Bovington 75-77
Hohne 77-85 Catterick 85-87 Bovington 87-89 Berlin 89-92 Bovington 92 for demob
Sqns B, HQ, B, Training D&M, Finally C sqn.
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby steve wheeler » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:19 pm

Very difficult one this, Herford in the same troop as as Quassie Steve Beavers Mick Blakey and Billy Woodcock,then Hohne with Kels ,Mickey Cottam Bob Morrow
and Peter O'neil Donnellan pretty much a laugh a minute really. There are plenty of others whose company I enjoyed just as much, the likes of Brian Draper both as troop sgt and a friend Joe Schofield as SQMS, Jim Bond and Trev Burnett as real friends when one was needed. Geoff Levene and Stan Smith all made a lasting impression on me, my old mate Ron, never in the same troop just Hq Sqn together. Many many characters ,really too many to mention as individuals, who have influenced my life one way or another.

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Sheriff Marshall
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Sheriff Marshall » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:17 am

SHQ C Sqn early 80s... Al Bev, Steve Garner, Chris Ward, Scotty, Peachers, etc.
Odd really because a couple of days before moving over I'd been in the Sqn Leader's Office calling him a W**ker, then suddenly I was his driver. A few years later he became the Regimental 2 I/C and whilst out on the yorkshire moors he ask me if I still thought of him as a w**ker. :)
if nothing else I have my humor

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PINKY
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby PINKY » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:52 am

..............and did ya ?

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Phil(Quassie)Baldwin
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:24 am

Steve
As you see by my reply I agree with you. When it comes to sabre troops its hard to pick one out. Apart from the 1st one ( I was the wrong type of character for that troop) I was in they were fantastic surly this proves that through out the regiment they were all great in the eyes of the guys that were in them.
Phil
Je n'oublierai pas

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Sheriff Marshall
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Sheriff Marshall » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:50 pm

..............and did ya ?

:) well that sort of oppotunity doesn't come often :)
if nothing else I have my humor

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Mark Hamilton
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Service Details: Herts ACF 1969 till A Sqn JLR Bovy 1974 Joined 14/20 KH 1975 left under options for change 1991 then served 8 years in the Royal Artillery joined Norfolk ACF 1993 was RSMI for 12 years still with the ACF as a CAA.
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Mark Hamilton » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:32 pm

Hi Mt Warminster with John Morris- Ali barber- Erny Pattle-, Brain cells ave gone can you remember the rest Hammey.

Mind you i did enjoy 5 Troop on the Cents and driving the target tank with Tony Henderson and Abbo.(don't know why it done 10 gallons of petrol to the mile???).
Hussar

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Sheriff Marshall
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Sheriff Marshall » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:27 pm

probably your lead foot Mark lol
if nothing else I have my humor

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Paul W. Baker
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Paul W. Baker » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:52 am

I have to agree with Paul Keller and Marty Blythe! I joined in December 1978 and although our time in the rear party was great it was soon over, Paddy showed us all the pubs in the area ready for the regiments return in early 1979.

I went to B Squadron 4th troop with Alfy Smith as troop Sgt, Dave Drummond as Troop Cpl and as Kells says Mr Wicks as the Troop Ldr!

People I remember from then, Paul Finnegan, Ozzy Greenwood, Ken Bradley, Kells, Ian Ashwell, Big Frank Bailey from 4th troop. Those that struck a cord for life from the Sqn include Ray Ainscow, Mick Blackey, Kev Bracewell, Micky Cottam, Dick Danvers, Sooty Postle, Dave Milner, Dave Dukes, Johnny Morris, Harry and Mel Beaver, Bob Morrow, Jimmy Bond, Marty Blythe, Geordie Holroyd, Gaz Sutherland and sooooo many more......

It has to be said though I will never forget my time with B Sqn 4th troop in Berlin either these were fantastic days with some fantastic fellas there also. I am so proud to be apart of this wonderful family :)

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PINKY
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby PINKY » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:15 pm

............brought a tear to my eye !!

Martyn blythe

Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Martyn blythe » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:05 am

Yeah japs eye......lol

Paul Keller
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Paul Keller » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:44 am

Mr Blythe sir !
Far to much information there !!!!
Then it's Trooper this, an Trooper that
And Trooper how's yer soul?
But it's "Hawks are bloody 'ero's"
When the tanks began to roll!

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Paul W. Baker
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby Paul W. Baker » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:35 pm

Stop bloody crying :)

JOHN WAREHAM
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Re: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TROOP

Postby JOHN WAREHAM » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:29 am

Re-B Sqn Assault Tp.
Billy you forgot Geof Mather, Barry Leverton, Mick Wilson, Phil Hanson (Harpo), oh and me. ATB JW
Growin' old might be compulsary but growin' up is optional.


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