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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
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 18:40

John Le Mesurier (RTR)

Arthur Lowe (Duke of Lancasters)

Karl Denver (A&SH)

Gordon (RPC)
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gingerjim
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Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 19:45

no brum ,that was cpl jones of dads army wot falt the fuzzie wuzzies , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 23:29

Did he like it up him?
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    14/10/2013, 23:32



Looks about right
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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    15/10/2013, 05:41

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ciphers
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Number of posts : 952
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: famous people    15/10/2013, 06:52

Hee, Hee, bloody marvellous Gordon - I see the RASC is out of step.

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PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 07:31

The sixties band Hedgehoppers Anonymous of "It's Good News Week" fame . I'm sure they were all RAF lads
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 10:01

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

Ronnie Biggs (RAF)

Josef Locke (IG)

Cliff Richard (Black Watch)
Cliff Richard? Black Watch? In a kilt? OOOHHH YES:bounce: 
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 10:07

Pat Halcox- Jazz trumpet with the Chris Barber Band. National Service in the RAF where he played the trombone.
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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: famous people    15/10/2013, 10:47

Gordon. wrote:


Looks about right
Bit harsh on the old HOLDFAST.
Gordon, you've got FAR too much time on your hands !
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Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 10:49

TimSherlock wrote:
The sixties band Hedgehoppers Anonymous of "It's Good News Week" fame . I'm sure they were all RAF lads
I agree, I remember them.
Trying hard to remember the aircraft their squadron had. (TSR2 ?).
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Number of posts : 783
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Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 12:52

brum wrote:
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Trying hard to remember the aircraft their squadron had. (TSR2 ?).
Not TSR2 Brum ( pedant strikes again!) that hardly got past the prototype stage before the plug was pulled....... Might be have been Buccaneer after the RAF recycled old FAA stuff to do the same job.
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Number of posts : 783
Age : 86
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 13:02

Chemist wrote:
Pat Halcox- Jazz trumpet with the Chris Barber Band. National Service in the RAF where he played the trombone.
Sounds like the usual military logic giving a sliphorn to a bugler !
Lucky they didn't recycle him as an instrument mechanic.


And one more, an ex-donkey walloper mate assures me............

Les Dawson  of the Queen's  Bays.
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"john boy"
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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
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 16:11

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_titles_and_honours_of_Queen_Elizabeth_II#Military_ranks:lol!: 


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Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 17:14

Sir Jimmy Young (R Sigs?)

Sir Bruce Forsythe (RAF)

Hardy Kruger (Waffen SS)

Denis Thatcher (RA)

Kenneth Williams (RE)
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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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: famous people    15/10/2013, 17:21

Edward Heath (HAC) (Hello sailor !).
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Age : 75
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    15/10/2013, 17:31

Tim/Brum

Hedgehoppers Anonymous were based at RAF Wittering outside Peterborough

Add Dennis Healey Wartime Sapper served in North Africa, Sicily. Italy (involved in Anzio Landings)
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 18:09

Airey Neave RA (TA)

Francis Pym MC 9th lancers:lol!: 
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annieP
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Number of posts : 23
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Places Served : with Father Chilwell, Wetter, Sierra Leone, Shivenham, QA's Aldershot, Shorncliffe, Aldershot with Husband Dusseldorf, Aldershot, Hong Kong, Minden, Dusseldorf, Aldershot
Registration date : 2013-07-23

PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 18:24

The brilliant Enoch Powell enlisted into Royal Warwickshire Regiment and then commissioned into the Intelligence Corps study 
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Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 18:46

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The brilliant Enoch Powell enlisted into Royal Warwickshire Regiment and then commissioned into the Intelligence Corps study 
Yeah but they didn't heed his warning did they ....SHOULD HAVE LISTENED I was in the east end of London recently well you aint seen nothing like it I thought I was in the Sudan Or Middle East the only thing that told me different was there was a Sainsbury's afro 

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PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 19:53

that must be the biggest insult ever . me acc , a good catholic boy i wos , i took the collection plate round , that kept me in woodbines . acc god elp us . and the middle ones got a button undone , take his name sgt wilson . ginger
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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: famous people    15/10/2013, 22:07

john boy wrote:
annieP wrote:
The brilliant Enoch Powell enlisted into Royal Warwickshire Regiment and then commissioned into the Intelligence Corps study 
Yeah but they didn't heed his warning did they ....SHOULD HAVE LISTENED I was in the east end of London recently well you aint seen nothing like it I thought I was in the Sudan Or Middle East the only thing that told me different was there was a Sainsbury's afro 

I wish I hadn't, but a couple of weeks ago we stayed two nights in HOUNSLOW, a district of London. Hounslow is an example of what will happen to our country if immigration is not subjected to some sort of control.
Apart from the fact that the place was swarming with Somalis, Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Asians and God knows what else that populated the place, I fear that to complain about it would brand me a racist, which I am not.
I am a patriot, I don't like what's happening to our country.
I don't like the fact that anyone who expresses unease about immigration is lined up with Adolf Hitler.
I do like the fact that where I live, in leafy Cheshire, we have acceptable levels of immigration.
So far.
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PostSubject: Re: famous people    15/10/2013, 22:17

annieP wrote:
The brilliant Enoch Powell enlisted into Royal Warwickshire Regiment and then commissioned into the Intelligence Corps study 
Without googling I know little about the great Enoch Powell.
To have been in in the Royal Warwicks puts him in the same bracket as Montgomery.
I like the fact that he kept his Brummie accent.
I believe that he was a Brigadier at the age of 29.
Enoch won prizes at the National Eisteddfod for poetry.
Like johnboy, I think that a lot of what he said was prophetic.
I'm not sure that any of it was BAOR related.
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Localisation : Carlisle
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Hohne, 11th Hussars, Munsterlager, 4 Fd Regt R.A. Warminster, School of Infantry Demo Squadron, 2RTR and 13/18 Hussars.
Registration date : 2011-09-11

PostSubject: Re: famous people    20/10/2013, 17:06

Berry Davies, football commentator, RASC
Nicholas Soames, later Minister of Defense, 11th Hussars
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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    24/10/2013, 16:13

Jimmy Hill - RASC

Richard Burton - RAF

Terry Dene - KRRC
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