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Colin Sayers
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PostSubject: Road accident    8/11/2018, 12:07

In 1978 whilst on exercise I was in a Fox in the Kiel area and involved in a road accident. I was in the 2RTR and was in the turret of a Fox doing 70mph when we rolled, ended up stuck by the neck on a German farmers fence. I am trying to obtain pictures of the accident which was in the Regimental magazine but also trying to get Medical information but I spent the first few days on the critical list and finished hospital treatment in BMH Munster which is sadly closed now. This is a long time ago but I would much appreciate any help that I get in try to get evidence/records/pictures of this incident. Thankyou
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Localisation : Norfolk, UK
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Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Road accident    8/11/2018, 16:55

Colin,

Can you supply more facts for this site please?

A more accurate date might be more useful. Maybe a more accurate description of location and date is mentioned in the Regimental magazine?

Thanks
Alan


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Colin Sayers
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PostSubject: Re: Road accident    8/11/2018, 17:02

I cannot remember the date exactly but it was July 1978 and we were on exercise in the Schleswig Holstein area of Germany. I would imagine that the details would of been displayed in the August monthly magazine, if it was produced monthly?
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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)
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PostSubject: Re: Road accident    8/11/2018, 18:00

It will be in your Military Medial Records.
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Colin Sayers
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PostSubject: Re: Road accident    8/11/2018, 18:09

Not letters and documented conversations between medical officers/ officers of my regiment, while I was on the critical list in hospital
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Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Road accident    8/11/2018, 19:11

Colin,
Does this refer to you? Were you the Sqn Clerk? if it does! Suggest you get onto joining 2 RTR (Not the Face Book Version).

I had a look at the 2RTR. I was a mate or Rowdy Yates  at Muenster.  2RTR (Not a relative!). .

I thought the roll over was black jacko and his crew of Hounslow and sayer the sqn clerk who ended up being called zip head due to his head injuries him and jacko in hospital Hounslow driving minor abrations!
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PostSubject: Re: Road accident    8/11/2018, 19:42

The name rowdy yates rings a bell, short with glasses? I was the squadron clerk and suffered a brain haemorage and fractured skull, Jacko broke his leg in 3 places after getting it caught in the turret mechanism. I am trying to get a copy or picture of the accident and letters/documents of phonecalls between the regiment and my parents so I can make a claim for injuries, then and now
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alan8376
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Number of posts : 451
Age : 70
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Road accident    8/11/2018, 19:45

Colin, Rowdy (RiP), was a short guy and a football fanatic. We lived in next blk flats at Roxel.

I am trying to find out more about his passing!

Alan
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Colin Sayers
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PostSubject: Re: Road accident    9/11/2018, 10:26

To Alan 8376, I will ask Tony Gregory if he knows anything and I believe Mick Tarren and Dave Furze still live in this area. If you know of anybody that is likely to have a copy of the Regimental magazine around the time of my accident? then I would be grateful if you would share my request. Thankyou. What is your surname please Alan and what Squadron were you in?
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Number of posts : 451
Age : 70
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Road accident    9/11/2018, 10:48

Colin.

Me never at 2 RTR.! I was REME at 6 FD Wksp, Muenster.

I have placed your request with 2 RTR Forum.

PLEASE send me your email address via the PM to me. Don't need to keep contacting via this link with each bit of info



I'll then link you with info from contacts at  2 RTR. I have explained to the forum what you seek, inc photo from magazine.

Alan

PS. I think Rowdy's cousin, Johnny Horten passed on this week. I Noted: George is in Pallative Care.
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Number of posts : 451
Age : 70
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Road accident    Yesterday at 20:13

Hi Colin,

I hope all is well with you?  Not heard from you for afew days!

I have tracked a copy of your Fox involved in that accident. Quality of photo not very good!

Paul Hounslow led me to the photo on the 2 RTR site. He sends his regards, but can't add anything to help you futher.





When you contact me, I will send you a Link to the photo.  In the meantime here is that photo.


Regards
Alan
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Colin Sayers
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PostSubject: Re: Road accident    Yesterday at 22:15

Thanks a lot Alan, more than grateful and anything else would be much appreciated. You still didn't tell me your surname or what squadron you were in. Once again Thankyo, it means a lot to me bcos I have never seen pictures or write up. My short term memory is shot to pieces but I can remember some things from my Army days
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Number of posts : 451
Age : 70
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Road accident    Yesterday at 22:19

Colin,
I was REME at 6 FD Wksp Reme, Loddenheide. Near RATIO, the German Supermarket.

Regards
Alan Yates

PS. Was the Exercise you were on when you had the RTA, called 'Bold Guard' 1978?
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PostSubject: Re: Road accident    Yesterday at 22:43

I honestly can't remember the name of the exercise, I just know that it was in July 78 in the Schleswig Holstein region and I ended up in Kiel University Hospital
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