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ciphers
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Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   27/9/2011, 07:15

A blast from the past .. Ledra Street from the roof tops, must have been taken on a 'weed them out patrol' .. up on the rooftops in plimsoles, drive everyone into the street where the foot patrols would round them up for questioning after an incident (as if they ever hung around).
All in all it wasn't a bad posting after I got slung out of 3 GHQ Signals Regt - found a great billet with the CSO (Ciphers) Branch ... great officer as CSO(Ciphers), Major Jack Knowles a Lancastria survivor from Dunkerque in fact all the CSO Staff were first class.
As for the RAF casualties they did take a disproportionate number due possibly to Nicosia Airport being an international stop over as well as RAF HQ, at the time I thought the security there was a bit iffy .. we used just to stroll in to go to the cinema in the early days of the uprising with little or no challenge, and the perimeter fence was large and in a lot of places out of line of sight. That changed dramatically after the Para's arrived. I remember the day they arrived, we were digging weapon pits on the approach road to the airport and Kykko Camp, they came tabbing by in full battle order still with BD and shirts hairy .. poor sods were just about done in with the afternoon heat if you can remember that.
Did you ever hit Rosies Bar, she used to collect formation flashes and pin them behind the bar ... and Joe the Greek street sandwich man, boy could he hustle up a turkey and ham sarnie,

Ah well time passes to bloody Certa Cito don't it.

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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   27/9/2011, 10:20

OK, leave approved. Off to Rome in a few days to board Ruby Princess and then Coral Princess. Back in in the Officers Mess in a couple of months. Out looking around the world, into Roma, out of LA.

See you blokes on the boards in a couple of months. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   29/9/2011, 15:27

Hi Ciphers,

Major Jack Knowles was our OC in 51 Bde Signal Sqn - Famagusta in around 1956. He didn't go down too well with us Never saw him smile - probably would have cracked his face. \the next OC was Major John Badcock. An altogether different chap. Jovial, smiling and much loved by all. Went on to become a Major General. Spoke to him at the Blandford Reunion a few weeks ago, and still jovial into his eighties.

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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   25/10/2011, 14:25

Hi guys, back from my little jaunt to Cyprus. I managed to log on a couple of time out there but, for some reason the Forum Board doesn't like it!!
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   25/10/2011, 15:19

Hi Shelldrake,

Hope you had a great time in Cyprus. Did you see any of your old haunts/camps etc.
Where were you staying whilst in Cyprus ?

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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   25/10/2011, 16:13

Hi Jim,

I never served in Cyprus apart from an Ex in Dekhelia around '77. We have a place there, just outside Kyrenia, on the road to Bellapais.
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   25/10/2011, 16:24

Hi Shelldrake,

We stayed about 8 kms west of Kyrenia at a place called 'Citrus Tree Gardens' during August/Sept. Very pleasant but hot - around 95-100 F. Was also there last year.
Served in Cyprus 1955-7 - Famagusta. A bit different then to now.

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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   26/10/2011, 15:28

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Hi Shelldrake,

We stayed about 8 kms west of Kyrenia at a place called 'Citrus Tree Gardens' during August/Sept. Very pleasant but hot - around 95-100 F. Was also there last year.
Served in Cyprus 1955-7 - Famagusta. A bit different then to now.

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Jim, can't say that I have seen the Citrus Tree Gardens - not because it's not there but I NEVER take my eyes off the road when driving in Northern Cyprus!! affraid affraid affraid
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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
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   26/10/2011, 15:43

Hi Shelldrake,

You are so right about the driving in Northern Cyprus. Whilst there in August, travelling on the Kyrenia-Nicosia duel carriage way, we stopped off to explore a road to the left. On returning to the main carriage way and stopping so that we could feed into the traffic a pickup bashed into the rear of our hire car. Stoved in the boot lid a bit. When I asked the driver why he didn't see us he simply replied ' Its an accident and they do happen'
What a plonkhead !!

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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   26/10/2011, 15:58

The drive from Gonyeli Roundabout to Ledra Palace car park is quite relaxing!! No No No
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   9/11/2011, 13:07

Hi guys, back on air again, I suspect that the Pikeys nicked the copper cables from outside the Telephone Exchange again!! Rolling Eyes bounce bounce bounce Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   9/11/2011, 13:13

Welcome back that man..Brum will be most pleased that he has someone to swap pea shooter tales with...........again..... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   9/11/2011, 13:56

Shelldrake wrote:
Hi guys, back on air again, I suspect that the Pikeys nicked the copper cables from outside the Telephone Exchange again!! Rolling Eyes bounce bounce bounce Rolling Eyes


"Ubique" = (All over the ******* place). Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   9/11/2011, 19:47

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Welcome back that man..Brum will be most pleased that he has someone to swap pea shooter tales with...........again..... lol!

There's a certain grumpiness emanating from Scotland . . . again . . . !
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   9/11/2011, 21:10

Brum, I put it down to a lack of daylight! Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   9/11/2011, 22:59

SAD?
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   10/11/2011, 15:14

Yes!! sunny sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   22/11/2011, 00:42

I went to Cyprus I would guess in about 1975, a guy called Brian Allott and myself were the REME support for the Queens regt. We were about the first there after the invasion. I can not for the life of me remember which barracks we were stationed at though.
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   22/11/2011, 18:27

Haven't seen Brum for a few days, has he decamped with Gen Jim? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   22/11/2011, 20:14

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Haven't seen Brum for a few days, has he decamped with Gen Jim? Smile

I don't know, no peace for the bloody wicked ! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   22/11/2011, 21:29

Must be nice to feel so needed Brum

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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   22/11/2011, 22:16

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Haven't seen Brum for a few days, has he decamped with Gen Jim?


I don't know, no peace for the bloody wicked !

Tsk tsk..they have no respect for age or rank Brum...Go back to sleep.. silent
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   23/11/2011, 14:34

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Haven't seen Brum for a few days, has he decamped with Gen Jim? Smile

I don't know, no peace for the bloody wicked ! Razz



Thought maybe you had picked up a job as a "Maid" at Soltau Sud. Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   23/11/2011, 15:21

Would they have him?? Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Absence with leave   23/11/2011, 16:34

Heard he picked up something at Soltau Sud. Congrats on the 'K', Byraway Gordon, is that new avatar your Heradlic Crest? king
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