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