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 I didn't know that they served!!

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Paul
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Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
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PostSubject: I didn't know that they served!!   23/1/2009, 10:32

It is well known that many of our well-known faces (and not so well known) served in BAOR either in National Service or as Regulars.

For example Michael Caine, Leslie Grantham, George Roper, Sir Roger Moore, and many more besides.

Here is one for you, I found this while checking some information:-

http://www.britisharmedforces.org/pages/nat_bill_wyman.htm

Can we name any more??

Paul
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jim
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   23/1/2009, 15:16

Leslie Grantham was a Fusilier, My Dad was part of his escort after he murdered the Taxi driver.

and Our 'enry was RAOC. I believe we had a lot of boxers in the Ordnance.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   23/1/2009, 18:14

Paul wrote:
It is well known that many of our well-known faces (and not so well known) served in BAOR either in National Service or as Regulars.

For example Michael Caine, Leslie Grantham, George Roper, Sir Roger Moore, and many more besides.

Here is one for you, I found this while checking some information:-

http://www.britisharmedforces.org/pages/nat_bill_wyman.htm

Can we name any more??

Paul

Stan Boardman was 5 Fd Sqn not sure if Iserlohn but he was in Paderborn in the early 60s here goes
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/11independentfldsqnmalaya/Photos5FieldSqdPaderbornIserlohn#5290884544911292322
Cheers
Steve
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Paul
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Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
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Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

PostSubject: Another name or two   24/2/2009, 10:44

John Standing, William Roache, Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet I believe)

Paul.
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Places Served : Bordon, Osnabrück, Paderborn (twice), Gütersloh (thrice!), Belize, Canada, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2008-05-04

PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   24/2/2009, 12:37

Johnny Briggs (Corrie's Mike Baldwin) served in BAOR.
I seem to remember an article/interview in Soldier Magazine a few years back. I believe he did two years national service in 1953 with the Royal Tank Regiment where he worked as a driving instructor and a gunner somewhere in Germany. He was saying he was once banged up in 'Bielefeld Nick' - it was notorious for being a hard place to do time...
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Localisation : Hastings
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Places Served : Troon.Lebenau.NBC School, Winterbourne Gunner. 155 Wessex Regt RCT. Northag Tpt Coy. And a few more!
Registration date : 2008-04-17

PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   24/2/2009, 14:59

Jim. Leslie Grantham came to Leibenau the night/morning of the murder, he was put into one of the cells and screamed like a baby all night. Hated the man from that day to this.
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jockaitken
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Number of posts : 7
Age : 72
Localisation : Kinross Scotland
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : Leibenau, Hohne, Bahrain, Berlin, Lubbecke, Ireland, Osnabrucke, Dummersee.
Registration date : 2008-04-18

PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   24/2/2009, 15:17

yes i remember him being there chris he was a big baby and it is a disgrace that the women and her daughter have to live without there taxi driver father and husband and he is going about a free man and rich

george
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Localisation : York
Cap Badge : RASC & RAOC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Minden, Mannheim/Seckenheim
Registration date : 2007-07-13

PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   25/2/2009, 00:00

jim wrote:
Leslie Grantham was a Fusilier, My Dad was part of his escort after he murdered the Taxi driver.

and Our 'enry was RAOC. I believe we had a lot of boxers in the Ordnance.

JIm,
Here's a link to a Soldier Magazine archive article about 'enery and his brother George and their RAOC service.

http://www.soldiermagazine.co.uk/flashback/pages/847.pdf

John
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Localisation : manchester
Cap Badge : 1R.Hamps / RAOC
Places Served : baor-Hong Kong-Malaya-Borneo-Belize-F.I.-Cyprus-N.I.-UK.
Registration date : 2008-04-07

PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   25/2/2009, 14:40

Duncan Edwards and Bobby Charlton were both RAOC,never served in BAOR though,too far from Old Trafford.
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Localisation : Gloucestershire
Cap Badge : RTR
Places Served : Fallingbostel, Tidworth, Paderborn, Cyprus, Bovington, Hemer, NI, Coltishall, Incirlik, Benson
Registration date : 2007-03-10

PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   25/2/2009, 19:42

Archie wrote:
Johnny Briggs (Corrie's Mike Baldwin) served in BAOR.
I seem to remember an article/interview in Soldier Magazine a few years back. I believe he did two years national service in 1953 with the Royal Tank Regiment where he worked as a driving instructor and a gunner somewhere in Germany. He was saying he was once banged up in 'Bielefeld Nick' - it was notorious for being a hard place to do time...

Johny was in 8RTR! Frank Bough of Grandstand and X Dressing fame 2RTR and Keith Floyd the chef 3RTR, who I know was in 'Falling-Bar-Stool' at some stage nailed to a door in Lumsden Bks Officers Mess with croquet hoops.................apparently! Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   26/2/2009, 01:38

I know Tommy Cooper was A BLUE (Royal Horse Guard) but not certain he served in BAOR.
When he became famouse he was invited to the Officers mess at Knightsbridge,he told them to get stuffed as he was never invited when in the Regiment!
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Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   1/3/2009, 11:12

Derek Nimmo was Royal Signals. Spec Op I think? Seem to remember he went back to Birgelen when he was famous to open their new swimming pool or something?
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Localisation : Woodbridge Suffolk
Cap Badge : RASC & RCASC,later CF Logistics Branch
Places Served : Hannover, Bielefeld, Camp Borden, Camp Petawawa, CFB Kingston, Korea, Soest, Cyprus, Lahr.
Registration date : 2009-01-09

PostSubject: Re: I didn't know that they served!!   1/3/2009, 23:00

He may not have been a celebrity,but we had a Cpl Clerk in the CRASC at Catterick Barracks called Ironsides,nickname Tinny(Tinribs) he spoke with a refined accent but didn't lord it over any body. One day he was duty clerk and as I came down the stairs from seeing the RSM's maid,(that's another story) he asked me to mail a letter he had written to his grandfather,I looked at the address and it was going to Field Marshal Lord Ironsides.So the question was aked,if grandad was a Field Marshal and his Dad a general how come he was a Cpl in RASC. The simple answer was that as an Officer Cadet he had been caught signing one too many travel warrants in his own favour,and he was doing his time always with a friendly word and a smile on his face.A very nice person,he was as close as I ever got to a celebrity.
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