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 Wakey - Wakey

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ciphers
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Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
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)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Wakey - Wakey   27/9/2013, 19:16

Sleep Would someone kindly wake up the Bugler, its awfully quiet on the Western front .. Sleep 

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Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   27/9/2013, 20:35

Where are you from Len, BC is a stunning place for sure but do you have kin in the UK?
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Number of posts : 961
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
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)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   27/9/2013, 20:54

Born and bred in 'ampsheer Wilf, North Baddesley, close to Romsey .. did most of my growing up (my wife thinks that is a disputable fact) in West End, 4 miles from Southampton. Schooling at the Wildern in Hedge End.
Have kin all over the place in the UK, as well as Oz, NZ and Cyprus (Turkish)

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

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   28/9/2013, 06:05

ciphers wrote:
Sleep Would someone kindly wake up the Bugler, its awfully quiet on the Western front .. Sleep 

Len (Ciphers)

"Come to the Cookhouse door boys". Wherabouts in the TRNC do your relatives live Len, we might be neighbours?
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Number of posts : 961
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
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)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   28/9/2013, 07:26

Well Shelldrake this is where I send her Christmas card .. I tried to pin her down to a localisation I could relate to, but the names I recalled did not ring a bell with her. She originally came from London, married a Turkish guy and moved to Cyprus.

Len (Ciphers)

Christine and Veli Mustafuri,
13 Efsane Sok, Yeni Kent, Merkesi,
Gopnyelli Lefcosia Kibris,
Cyprus
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   28/9/2013, 08:33

It's not far from us in Kyrenia, Len. Quite easy to find on Google Earth, Goenyeli is a district to the North of Nicosia (in)famous for a Greek/Turkish battle during the '74 conflict. Type in Nicosia and then Efsane Sokak, Goenyeli, simple.Smile 
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Number of posts : 961
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Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
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)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   28/9/2013, 17:56

Done and diddled ... I've just about finished a book based on Cyprus and the EOKA days, it's fictional of course, involving a former squaddie who was there in the 50's and his subsequent return to one by one knock of a particular EOKA cell responsible for his buddy's death.

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Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   29/9/2013, 07:38

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Born and bred in 'ampsheer Wilf, North Baddesley, close to Romsey .. did most of my growing up (my wife thinks that is a disputable fact) in West End, 4 miles from Southampton. Schooling at the Wildern in Hedge End.
Have kin all over the place in the UK, as well as Oz, NZ and Cyprus (Turkish)

Len (Ciphers)


Morning Len (7.40am here) At the risk of sounding like a nosey git...How did you end up in BC? I have two or three old mates who live over there, two in Med Hat one in Vancouver, they met & married Canadian girls while posted to BATUS and although you got around a bit I see you were never posted to Canada.
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Number of posts : 961
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
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)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   29/9/2013, 17:53

I decided on BC in 1966, Vancouver to be exact. I was fairly unhappy with the UK, Labour government etc, place seemed to be going to the dog's, still had bomb sites in Southampton and I really couldn't see a bright future for my two boys. I had read a couple of books about the Province of BC and decided that it was either there or New Zealand that I would grace. I was offered a job in NZ but decided that I didn't like the labour style government they had in place at the time and housing was pretty ridiculously priced, about £2.10 per square foot in old money so I turned it down. Have never regretted my decision, arrived at Vancouver at 11pm 5 July 1966, 8am the next morning 6 July, reported to Immigration, 2pm had job interview .. got job, started work 8 am 7 July and stayed there until retirement in 1999, some 32 years. Would have stayed on but my wife Mary was diagnosed with terminal cancer so I quit work to spend full time with her. And there my friend is how I answer your straight forward question .. with a bloody epic.

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Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   29/9/2013, 18:32

Thanks Len, question answered. Sorry to hear about your wife.
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Number of posts : 961
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
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)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   29/9/2013, 18:39

Thanks Wilf, but unfortunately my present wife Mavis who was my first wifes best friend, has herself been hit for the second time with cancer after 9 years in remission. She is soldiering on and undergoing a course of chemotherapy to be followed by radiation.

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Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   11/10/2013, 02:14

Len, we would have loved to have had you in NZ
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Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Wakey - Wakey   17/10/2013, 04:02

steve jones wrote:
Len, we would have loved to have had you in NZ
Our gain Steve.
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