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 John Walker - Misc 2

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ciphers
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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: John Walker - Misc 2   4/4/2016, 18:28

Posted on behalf of John Walker - Len (Ciphers)

Photo 1 = My father then Sgt-R.E. on Ex.Counterthrust 1951 some where in the BAOR.
Photo 2 = Good to see him having a laugh.Funny bike!
Photo 3 = My father on board The Royal Engineers yacht The Avalanche . He was a regular crew member for about a year & a half..
This taken some where in The Baltic. I note he is smoking !! but eye on the sails to.
Photo 4 = Taken outside our house in Bielelfeld ,22 Rosengarten Str. Shows The two Leaver twins who lived along the road and my youngest sister Kay
and myself. The Vokls-wagen was dad's little run about car.
The two twins 's father was WO11 APTC. A very good family friend.
Photo 5 = These were some his medals and trophies. As you see a fantastic swimmer.
Photo 6 = That is me on the Barrack Square in Ripon Barracks at one of the many cricket matches we always attended.
Photo 7 = Yet another photo taken on The Autobahn !!!!!.on the Bielefeld link.
This is on the left our maids eldest daughter with their dog Mollie, My eldest sister Jackie with our dog Bobby and little me.



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Number of posts : 91
Age : 77
Localisation : Oxford.U.K.
Cap Badge : 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.+
Places Served : B.A.O.R. Uk. Aden. Libya. +
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: Re: John Walker - Misc 2   6/4/2016, 20:18

Len...........As always many thanks for all your help AGAIN. cheers


Lots more old photos of The BAOR coming along.

Regards to you Len and all others looking in.

Don't worry soon be Summer.
Smile

John.
Oxford.
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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: John Walker - Misc 2   8/4/2016, 18:42

Posted on behalf of John Walker .. Len (Ciphers)

My father reading The Soldier Magazine. Please note in those days there was always a lovely Girl on the back cover.
This Photo was taken by me.
Also here photo showing me taking a photo of my Twin sister Gillian left and youngest sister Kay.
I am using my Father's Leica camera. Both were taken in our house at 22 Rosengarten Str in Bielefeld.
I send this photo in as were were talking about the Soldier Magazine on The BAOR site.


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Age : 77
Localisation : Oxford.U.K.
Cap Badge : 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.+
Places Served : B.A.O.R. Uk. Aden. Libya. +
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: Re: John Walker - Misc 2   9/4/2016, 18:28

Len.........as always I thank you for your help on this above.

On photo 1 did you notice the size of the radiators. Well it was a big house with many rooms and most of you will know how very cold that area of The BAOR used to get in the Winters.Still does!
In 1947(Winter) it snowed so much my father could not get out of the house.We were house bound for two days.I kid you not. Eventually a group of soldiers from the camp came and dug the snow away from the front of the house so  father could to get to camp.I think that was a bad winter for most in Europe.
We were lucky we had loads of coal down in the cellar(Boiler room) to keep us going.
Anyway a few more photos and stories to post.

Regards to you Len and all others looking in.


John.
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Number of posts : 2990
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: John Walker - Misc 2   10/4/2016, 08:58

I think that was a bad winter for most in Europe.




As I recall, the two worst Winters of the 20th Century were Mike and Bernie.


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Places Served : B.A.O.R. Uk. Aden. Libya. +
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: Re: John Walker - Misc 2   10/4/2016, 09:49

Shelldrake.

Had to think about this for a mo...........Then....Yes very good. Laughing
M & B  Winters..Two real posers.all for themselves. silent

Regards to you and all others looking in.


John....(From Sunny Oxon......went down to -2oc last night ! )
SOON  BE SUMMER. Rolling Eyes
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Number of posts : 1023
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: John Walker - Misc 2   12/4/2016, 17:49

The Watson family returned to the UK from Italy in late March 1947

My earliest memories include the bitterly cold overnight stay in the Calais transit camp waiting for the military ferry sailing to Calais and then the deep snow in the Market Harborough area we saw from the train on our way to Leicester the next day.
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