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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: Something for the older members   27/3/2014, 22:05

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/the-forces-sweetheart-dame-vera-lynn-plans-album-97.html
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Something for the older members   1/4/2014, 19:01

Hardrations,
Remember her well but only a lad during WWII
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unclevanya
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Number of posts : 228
Age : 72
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

PostSubject: Re: Something for the older members   4/4/2014, 17:36

I wasn't around during war time, but my parents and grand parents were around them. Strange how she is still soldiering on as it were, aged 97. Cannot be that many WW2 types around now. Soon be like all those World War one vets who slowly shuffled off their perches, many of them into their early 100 years of age.

Excepting HM the Queen, and the old geezer, Phil the Greek.....!!
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Number of posts : 2994
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: Something for the older members   5/4/2014, 07:48

unclevanya wrote:
Cannot be that many WW2 types around now.

Excepting HM the Queen, and the old geezer, Phil the Greek.....!!


Not forgetting Gordon and cartav! Laughing Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Something for the older members   5/4/2014, 08:05

And Brum Laughing 
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
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: Something for the older members   5/4/2014, 09:16

I was around then but only as a boy scout. (no, not the one's riding bikes shaking a gas rattle)
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Number of posts : 783
Age : 87
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: Something for the older members   5/4/2014, 14:16

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unclevanya wrote:
Cannot be that many WW2 types around now.

Not forgetting Gordon and cartav! Laughing Laughing 

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Ah yes! Exciting times for a young lad........... days I remember more clearly than many others. And the only time I ever came under enemy fire. L uftwaffe targeted me with a 200 kg thing which landed 40 yards away, tore off the roof, blew in doors & windows. Uniforms everywhere, Spam & powdered egg when you were lucky, Glenn Miller on American Forces Network, B17 crashed in local park, great days to practice aircraft recognition...... and probably times which honed my interest in military pursuits.
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