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Rose
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Number of posts : 2
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime22/10/2010, 15:57

Hi all,

I am trying to find a relative of mine the only information i have is:

His name might be J. Kanyon/Kenyon/Konyon (sadly i do not know more than this)
He is born around 1936 and lived in Ashton (greater manchester/Stockport) at some point

Military information that i have:
He was a Lance-Bombardier, Royal artillery 38/40 regt, Portsmouth Barracks, Munster( i am not sure what this means?), 5.F.P.O. 17 (again i have no clue what this stands for!

If anybody an help me make sense of this information please please get in touch!

Kind regards and many thanks in advance,

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Themaadone
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Number of posts : 270
Localisation : Near London
Cap Badge : RAOC/RLC/AGC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

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PostSubject: Re: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime23/10/2010, 12:24

Hello Rose,

Your relative was a lance bombardier, one step on the rank ladder, in 38th and/or 40th Regiment Royal Artillery. He was a man who would have operated field guns in war. He was stationed in Muenster which is in Germany in Portsmouth Baracks. What you have as 5.f.p.o. actually stands for BFPO (British Forces Post Office 17 much like our postcodes now).

As to your relatives life, particular etc I'm unable to help - do you have his army number? It should have 8 digits and begin with a 2.
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PostSubject: Re: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime23/10/2010, 12:29

I have no other personal information. However i now think his name may be John Kenyon.

Thank you so much for the information - this is a great help as i did not have a clue about all that! You have given me a new area to look into!

Thanks again!

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john mcmillan
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Number of posts : 125
Age : 73
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

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PostSubject: Re: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime23/10/2010, 13:04

38 RA Reg at portsmouth barracks march 1958 till 18 June 1965 redesignated 40th Light Regt RA. september 65 moved to Borneo

http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/40thRegimentRA.aspx

hope this is some help
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime23/10/2010, 14:20


A couple of crossed wires there gents.

"38/40" is the short way of writing which an address. For example, 76 Bty of 24 Regt would be written as "76/24".

So the bloke we're looking for was in 40 Regt RA after 1958, that's when 38 Bty joined them.

(38 Regt RA was a signals training unit, next door to 31 Regt, at Kinmel Park camp, Rhyl in 1958).

That website you link us to has, in this instance, got it wrong John.

brum
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john mcmillan
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Number of posts : 125
Age : 73
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

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PostSubject: Re: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime23/10/2010, 23:28

I bow to Your greater knowledge Brum Embarassed

I was a junior tradesman at kimmel park in 63 after the RA left , went back last month for a reunion
great weekend.
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime24/10/2010, 09:34


I don't know about greater knowledge John, I'm still trying to figure out why I put the word "which" in the middle of my second paragraph !

Where did you go for your reunion at Kinmel ? Last time I was that way all I could see of the old camp site was factories. At least you didn't have far to travel, my last reunion was in Essex, WAY too far from Cheshire.
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john mcmillan
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Number of posts : 125
Age : 73
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

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PostSubject: Re: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime24/10/2010, 13:40

The reunion was held at the Bodelwyddan castle ( was a girls school in 63 called Lowder college ) was next to the camp across engine hill, that was the road that lead to the guardroom, the ACF use part of the camp whats left, and we went shooting on the range there on saterday mornin.
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime25/10/2010, 09:14


Bodelwyddan castle ?

Very posh !
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john mcmillan
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john mcmillan

Number of posts : 125
Age : 73
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

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PostSubject: Re: Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery   Lance-Bombardier J Kanyon?, Royal artillery Icon_minitime25/10/2010, 11:02

WASN'T CHEAP NICE PLACE SAVING UP FOR NEXT YEAR! cheers
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