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Age : 76
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: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 13:15

Gordon. wrote:
Hmmm..A bit of name dropping never did one any harm.. lol! lol!

I don't think I ever actually "met" anyone famous while I was in the army. I tended to be one of those undesireables that were herded out of sight, until the luminary had left our presence.

Then you had the situation where, for example, Profumo came to visit us, in his capacity as Defence Minister. Addressing the Battery the BSM said "if he speaks to you, you will SHUT UP !"

So . . . I SAW plenty of famous people, if nothing else !

(I have spoken to The Duke of Westminster since demob. I tapped him for a couple of quid, to get the drinks in like but he told me to "naff off !").
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 13:20

ritter wrote:
Shelldrake, Jimsigs1, Les, Brum, et al
Chasing the thread further, I hope, but with some reservation because of my lack of understanding of Brit humour, I also had a casual meeting with another Royal persona, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It took place on 23 Oct 1969 at London, Ont when HRH presented new Queens Colours to the 1st and 3rd battalions of the Royal Canadian Regiment. It was an honour for my Regiment, 21 Field Artillery Regt RCA(M), to be selected to fire the 21 gun Royal Salute (one troop of 4-105mm howitzers).1st and3rd Battalions of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

HRH, wearing the blue dress uniform of the RCR, is shown arriving at London, Ont airport. Greeting him is Lt Col Tom Lawson honorary colonel of 3RCR


Now that's a nice picture.

It's great to see someone with a chest full of medals that he actually EARNED.

Is that a Duty-Free bag Phil is carrying, I wonder ?

Aircraft recognition time now. Aircraft in the background. My money's on a Britannia.

Any takers ?
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Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 14:03

Looks like a Brit, or could it be a VC 10?
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 16:05

Probably a VC 10 Shelldrake.They were all the go then...
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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

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 17:48

from the exhast it looks like a turbo-prop , could be an andover
the vc10s engines ( 4 ) were on the tail
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 17:51

Gordon. wrote:
Probably a VC 10 Shelldrake.They were all the go then...

VC 10 ?

That was a jet, wasn't it ?
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Places Served : Aldershot, Marchwood, Longmoor, Dusseldorf,Munster,Ratingen,Longmoor
Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 17:54

Definitely Turbo Prop by the look of the wing
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Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 17:57

I just spotted that John McMillan had remarked on the VC 10, sorry John.

When we flew to Libya, in '67 it was in a Britannia.
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Number of posts : 125
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Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
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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

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 18:19

went to singapore in a brittania 1965 returned 68 in a VC10
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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: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 18:35

John - Ditto but out in 1966, back in 1968.
The Britannia was flying under the flag of British Eagle. The return VC10 journey was via Gan Island, Akrotiri to RAF Stansted. All seats facing backwards RAF style.

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Registration date : 2011-07-09

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 18:54

Shelldrake et al,
Poor Prince Philip, upstaged by an airplane. I'm glad that I didn't try to crop more out of that picture.LOL
I'm not an authority on aircraft but my moneys on Brum with the Bristol(?) Britannia.
Bob
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Number of posts : 125
Age : 71
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

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 18:56

they took us from aldershot to somewere in london to book in ,there was a bar there and everyone got tanked-up, then onto a coach to go to ,,,,it could have been stansted, but it seemed to take hours everyone was bursting, on the way out we landed at kuwuit and then columbo , off at raf changi I think.
did some supply dropping from an andover and they are capable of kneeling to help with loading and the plane in the photo looks low
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Number of posts : 1298
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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: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 20:49

John.

Did you notice the wonderful aroma sifting its way across from Singapore City when you landed in probably around 2-3am. Can still smell it, and they say Singapore is one of the cleaness cities in the world. When I was there, you could go to work on the back of a monsoon rat.

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Number of posts : 125
Age : 71
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

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 20:57

you should have crossed from penang to butterworth on the ferry after a night on the tiger, the smell of drying fish ( ikan bilis ) would turn your stomach drunken
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Number of posts : 1298
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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: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 21:02

What about that horrible grub being cooked up in dustbin lids in downtown Singapore.
together with the constant spit aimed at the opposite pavement.

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Number of posts : 125
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Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
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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

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 21:21

the was before LEE KWAN YUE took charge ,lol
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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
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 22:41

John,

Lee Kuan Yew was already in charge - 1966-68 when I was there.
Coincidentally, my family and I were put into LLoyds Hotel, just off Orchard Rd and a short distance from the Lee Yuan Yew family home.

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Number of posts : 125
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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

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   15/12/2011, 22:50

did my air despatch training in raf seleta nov-dec 65 and went to raaf butterworth for christmas,
after christmas went to raf kuching for 3 months then back to butterworth till jan 69 went to raf changi til returned to uk in the april, seen in the paper about the clean up no chewing gum etc,
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Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   16/12/2011, 08:10

We could do with some of that it this country. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   16/12/2011, 09:44

The chewing gum law has gone now..alas.

British Eagle departed from Gatwick in 65. and arrived at Stanstead in 68.Kuwait and Columbo were the staging posts,and sometimes KL was added.
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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
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   16/12/2011, 10:28

Gordon,

I thought Singapore still had the chewing gum law in their supposidly sterile country alongside spitting and long hair.

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PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   16/12/2011, 11:19

No, a lot of the sanitization laws have been relaxed,but it is still a semi police state..
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Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   16/12/2011, 11:23

It's about time they brought some of those laws over here!!!!
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Number of posts : 1298
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Localisation : West of England
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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
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   16/12/2011, 12:53

Couldn't agree more. I see that the spitting by youths today seems to be the norm. what with teir baggy jeans & hoods etc. Run them around the square a few times.

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Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: BAOR/BFG medal   16/12/2011, 12:58

Makes me feel like one of the Grumpy old Men, as on TV, now they are talking about throwing money at these people involved in riots etc, "must be something to do with their struggle" I just don't believe what I am hearing Sad Evil or Very Mad
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