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TimSherlock
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Number of posts : 25
Age : 61
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate, Munster
Registration date : 2012-12-25

PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 02:25

Jack Charlton, Household Cavalry, not sure which regiment. Engelbert Humperdinck, Royal Signals
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2992
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: famous people    13/10/2013, 07:49

Simon Weston (WG)

Leslie Grantham (RF)

Russ Conway DSM (RN)
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Chemist
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 10:05

Humphrey Lyttleton- Guards and damn fine jazz trumpet player'

Acker Bilk-? jazz clarinet player, still playing but from his wheelchair.
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TimSherlock
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Places Served : Harrogate, Munster
Registration date : 2012-12-25

PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 10:40

I vaguely remember someone telling me that Leslie Grantham, Dirty Den, was court martialled and dismissed from the Army
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JPW
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Number of posts : 1029
Age : 76
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 11:00

Chemist

To update your input

Humphrey Lyttleton, Wartime service with the Grenadier Guards in Italy

Acker Bilk, National Service Sapper who was posted to the Canal Zone in the late 1940s
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 11:56

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I vaguely remember someone telling me that Leslie Grantham, Dirty Den, was court martialled and dismissed from the Army
For murder
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MajorBloodnok
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 12:31

Some more:

Harry ANDREWS - RA

Jack HAWKINS - RWF; Colonel in ENSA

David NIVEN - HLI

Anthony QUAYLE - "Auxiliary Units" (had never heard of themLol); SOE

Richard TODD - PARAS

Jack WATSON - RN
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MajorBloodnok
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 12:31

Some more:

Harry ANDREWS - RA

Jack HAWKINS - RWF; Colonel in ENSA

David NIVEN - HLI

Anthony QUAYLE - "Auxiliary Units" (had never heard of themLol); SOE

Richard TODD - PARAS

Jack WATSON - RN
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 14:33

Anyone old enough to have done NS
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Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1026
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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: famous people    13/10/2013, 18:48

Richard Burton RAF (Liz Taylor's squeeze) Did his training in Carberry Manitoba.
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gingerjim
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 19:29

lesley grantham murdered a german taxi driver for his takings ,did very little time in prison , i cant imagine why the silly old biddies who watched him in eastenders idolised him , he in my opinion was scum that should have hanged , ,gordon i was called up for national service but took the queens shilling instead , i just could not visualise living on 28 bob a week , ginger
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 55
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: famous people    13/10/2013, 19:49

Michael Bentine RAF ex goon
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Shelldrake
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Localisation : Camberley
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 04:59

Sir Michael Parkinson (NK)

Sir Michael Caine (RF) (Not many people know that)
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steve
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Number of posts : 764
Age : 68
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 08:42

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Sir Michael Caine (RF)  (Not many people know that)
Moin Shelldrake

Correction – 1st Battalion Queens Royal (West Surrey) Regiment – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn – Sir Michael Caine’s former unit in 1951 moved to Malaya and Singapore via UK Nov 53

(I only told you to blow the doors off)
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 09:33

From his biography

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In 1951 Michael was to join the Queens Royal Regiment and the Royal Fusiliers and serve in Germany and Korea.
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
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Localisation : shrewsbury
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Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 10:00

I thought Sir Michael Caine fought in the Boer War against the fuzzy wuzzy Zulu's not they Koreans the even made a film about his exploits and his heroism see
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
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: famous people    14/10/2013, 10:07

A load of old cobblers.

I saw MK on the telly Saturday.

He was flying a Spitfire in the Battle of Britain.
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"john boy"
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 10:54

brum wrote:
A load of old cobblers.

I saw MK on the telly Saturday.

He was flying a Spitfire in the Battle of Britain.
Multi tasking ....I say been moonlighting as a fighter pilot tax man better not find out
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MajorBloodnok
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 11:19

I believe Michael Caine fought the Zulus in 'Zulu', not the Boers.
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
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: famous people    14/10/2013, 11:31

I think what John boy means is that the Boers got the Zulus and the Sudanese Fuzzy Wuzzies to fight on their side against the British at Gallipoli.
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Number of posts : 2992
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: famous people    14/10/2013, 11:32

steve wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
Sir Michael Caine (RF)  (Not many people know that)
Moin Shelldrake

Correction – 1st Battalion Queens Royal (West Surrey) Regiment – Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn – Sir Michael Caine’s former unit in 1951 moved to Malaya and Singapore via UK Nov 53

(I only told you to blow the doors off)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g_GeQR8fJo
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 55
Localisation : shrewsbury
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Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 14:19

You were suppose to blow the bloody doors off " What the C/O said to the SAS boys after the Iranian siege http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUrS2UxUb_E
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Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1026
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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: famous people    14/10/2013, 14:49

brum wrote:
I think what John boy means is that the Boers got the Zulus and the Sudanese Fuzzy Wuzzies to fight on their side against the British at Gallipoli.
Best early morning laugh I've had in a long time.

Thank you
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2992
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: famous people    14/10/2013, 15:24

Robin Peter Smith (Crispian St Peters) (RAOC)

Ronnie Biggs (RAF)

Josef Locke (IG)

Cliff Richard (Black Watch)
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 55
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 16:11

Shelldrake wrote:
Robin Peter Smith (Crispian St Peters) (RAOC)

Ronnie Biggs (RAF)   He ran away lol! 

Josef Locke (IG)

Cliff Richard (Black Watch)
...you mean the the tennis loving..we're all going on summer holiday... Cliff Richards

Harry H Corbett Royal Marines

Fulton Mackay Black Watch (five yrs WW11)

Syd James 2nd LT South African Army (entertainment unit) Looks like that chappie Sir Sydney Rough Diamond must be related
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