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PostSubject: INTRODUCTIONS   8/4/2011, 07:31

G'day from Australia, what a great site, are introductions required? confused

Anyway..someone might let me know, don't want to end up in the 'Glasshouse.' No

As you see I am active, been posting whilst you blokes have been asleep. Because I am down under. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   8/4/2011, 08:46

Welcome young man..Enjoy the site sunny
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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   8/4/2011, 08:50

Gordon. wrote:
Welcome young man..Enjoy the site sunny

Thangs Brig, young man indeed, I am 'old' 62 ! Rolling Eyes
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Number of posts : 130
Age : 82
Localisation : Bedfordshire
Cap Badge : RAPC
Places Served : Devizes, HMS Ariel, Winchester, Mönchen-gladbach, Osnabrück, N. Ireland, Ashton-u-Lyne
Registration date : 2010-11-07

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   8/4/2011, 11:58

Beachley Boy wrote:
Gordon. wrote:
Welcome young man..Enjoy the site sunny

Thangs Brig, young man indeed, I am 'old' 62 ! Rolling Eyes
A mere stripling Smile
Welcome aboard!
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Number of posts : 2981
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   8/4/2011, 12:17

Hi Beachley Boy and welcome. We are all knocking on a bit on here.
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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   8/4/2011, 12:55

Aye ,we are that.The CO is called Noah Laughing
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Number of posts : 326
Age : 77
Localisation : Northumberland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg, Verden, Liebenau, Hohne, Hamm, Duisburg, Minden, Hannover, Fallingbostal, Kuwait, UK, HK, USA/Can.
Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   8/4/2011, 14:35

Welcome from one ex apprentice (Arborfield) to another, even if you were at Chep.
Bob
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 75
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

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   8/4/2011, 14:59


I am saying bugger all ! silent
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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   8/4/2011, 15:26

Yep !!It must be a bit of a bummer to be passed over for someone younger Brum farao
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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   10/5/2011, 08:23

Oh no, Ronga is back in another name. Ye Gods.
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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   10/5/2011, 08:38

WOW!!! Hair straighteners???All i need now is hair. Laughing
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Number of posts : 1
Age : 80
Localisation : Irlam Manchester
Cap Badge : RASC
Places Served : D.Coy 6 tr. bn. RASC Yovil. 6-10-54 B.A.O.R 6th Armoured Division Munster .R Munster 18-1-55 Bordon Hants 8-9-57. Sec.A. Reserve 8-10-57 to 5-10-61
Registration date : 2011-05-10

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   11/5/2011, 12:13

Hi i am George I joined the site yesterday, I am 74 and joined the RASC in 1953 and was demobed in 1957. I was stationed in Munster Germany for 2years. Being new to the site I am strug struggling a little but will crack it eventually
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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   11/5/2011, 12:48

Welcome George ....Enjoy cheers
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   11/5/2011, 23:15

Hi Beachley Boy,

Nice to hear from another Ex Apprentice, but your badge is of the newer type. When I started in 1949 (swing those lamps) this was the cap badge we used to wear :




It was the old King George Crown and wasn't staybright.

Jimsigs

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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   11/5/2011, 23:47

That`s what we wore as collar dogs and beret badge Jim.We only wore the other one on SD caps.Strangely enough i still have the full set.
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   12/5/2011, 00:02

Hi Gordon,

Can't think when the New crown (King Edwards crown) came into force, can you.
When I joined, there were still quite a lot of boys wearing the old R Signals badge. They were originally from the old 'F' Company boys from Catterick who came to Harrogate around 1947. One of the last to leave would have been Phil Murray who was a Boy CSM and rebadged into a AAS cap badge. Think we eventually went into RE.

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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   12/5/2011, 08:45

I went in Jan 59..The KE crown was in use on the CAP BADGE.The beret badge and collar dogs were the same as you wore.It was still the same in Dec 61 when the school went Royal Signals trades only,and i left."Jimmy " came into use sometime in the mid 60s..I think
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   12/5/2011, 09:24

Its a shame in a way that the Apprentice badge was replaced by Corps badges at the three schools/colleges. I suppose it was a bit of a streamlining exercise by the MOD.

Also, for example the AAS Harrogate Association of which I am a member is affliliated to the the Royal Signals for amongst other things insurance purposes. A lot of the members are ex R Signals but there is a splattering of other Corps because in the early days they were represented by RA, RE, REME, RAOC, RASC etc.

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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   12/5/2011, 10:31

Lads, the AAS badge went out at Chepstow in 66, from then your Future Corp badge was worn, i.e. RE & RAOC at Chepstow. Your rank also changed with it from A/T to Junior Sapper. The RAOC lads were training to be Ammo Techs, not sure what they were called in lieu of A/T.
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   12/5/2011, 11:14

That's a point. Don't know what they called the fellows at Harrogate when they went over to R Signals. Don't remember them being called J/Sigmn. I think the lads at Newton Abbot were called J/Sigmn though.

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PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   12/5/2011, 16:48

They kept the A/T handle at Harrogate
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   12/5/2011, 16:57

Thanks for that Gordon. A wealth of knowledge. Your brain hasn't sizzled yet

Jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 262
Age : 66
Localisation : Gtr Manchester
Cap Badge : R.Signals
Places Served : BAOR, UK, Mid East, Far East, Cent America
Registration date : 2009-02-21

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   13/5/2011, 19:00

Gordon. wrote:
I went in Jan 59..The KE crown was in use on the CAP BADGE.The beret badge and collar dogs were the same as you wore.It was still the same in Dec 61 when the school went Royal Signals trades only,and i left."Jimmy " came into use sometime in the mid 60s..I think

Changed from the old AAS cap badge, collar dogs, 2 dress hat, lanyard and BD (yes BD) flashes at the end of 1966 I think.
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Number of posts : 262
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Localisation : Gtr Manchester
Cap Badge : R.Signals
Places Served : BAOR, UK, Mid East, Far East, Cent America
Registration date : 2009-02-21

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   13/5/2011, 19:04

jimsigs1 wrote:
That's a point. Don't know what they called the fellows at Harrogate when they went over to R Signals. Don't remember them being called J/Sigmn. I think the lads at Newton Abbot were called J/Sigmn though.

Jimsigs1

We stayed as Apprentice Tradesman. The Junior Leaders at Denbury were J/Sig although the place closed and the remaining J/Sigs came to Harrogate in 67/68. I don't recall if they remained as J/Sigs or became A/Ts.
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: INTRODUCTIONS   14/5/2011, 09:48

Hi mjm34,

Thanks for that. What intake number were you ? Did you know that there exists a Harrogate Association which meet up oncle a year at Harrogate. One or two members are still serving.

Jimsigs1
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