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PostSubject: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   26/2/2009, 11:27

There doesn't appear to be many of us Ex-Worcesters who have mastered the 'puter and interweb thingy. But Just on the off chance that one turns up I thought I should set up something for them to read when they get here. Rolling Eyes


put the little pointy thing over "Reply" and click it then you can push down the letter buttons to make words that I can read.
Yes you can do it, remember all those hours with the education Officer, cramming for your ACE.III? It's time to put it to use Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   26/2/2009, 12:15

Blast I almost forgot:-
If you haven't already found it the Worcesters web site can be found

http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/welcome
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   2/3/2009, 11:58

Just jogged my memory Wrinks,I'm sure it was the Worcesters who took over from us in Cyprus with the UN in '69,or is it just my imagination??
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   2/3/2009, 13:00

After my time Nobby but yes the Worcesters were in Cyprus in '69 which I believe was their last posting before they were amalgamated with the Sherwood Forresters in early 1970, after which the 1st Battalion became Demonstration Battalion at the School of Infantry, Warminster.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   3/3/2009, 04:19

And I know they were in my old camp Fort Prince of Wales in Deilinghofen in 1984. Why?, you say would I know this. Well now, that's because in 1984 I went back to Germany for the first time as a civy. So I wondered down to have a look see at the old place. Got there early in the morning on a typical misty/wet German fall day. Well saw this sentry box in the middle of what had been normaly a wide open gate, with sand bags and razor wire, but those strange weirdos Bader Meinhof and other assorted losers had made life a bit difficult for the BOAR. So I see they are changing the guard. I approached a young soldier and asked about touring my old camp. So he tells me he'll check with the RSM. The RSM appears checks my Retirement ID card and lets me in. Couldn't get over how young looking the RSM was, surely it had nothing to do with me getting older. Did it? So a young soldier was assigned to accompany me about the property and informed that they were the Worcesters and had just been posted from being the Demonstration Battalion. Any how had a good look about, things had changed abit but it was my old camp. So that's how I knew the Worcesters were in Deilinghofen
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   3/3/2009, 10:24

wrinkles wrote:
After my time Nobby but yes the Worcesters were in Cyprus in '69 which I believe was their last posting before they were amalgamated with the Sherwood Forresters in early 1970, after which the 1st Battalion became Demonstration Battalion at the School of Infantry, Warminster.


Glad my memory's not going, Very Happy and I remember them amalgamating to become the Woofers,always had a good shooting team.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   3/3/2009, 11:23

Ah! the shooting team. We were proud of them, they always did well at Bisley and the like. I can only ahope the tradition carried on beyond the amalgamation
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   3/3/2009, 15:23

wrinkles wrote:
Blast I almost forgot:-
If you haven't already found it the Worcesters web site can be found

http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/welcome

Well wrinks, looks like it's going to be a good read. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   4/3/2009, 13:15

I do hope so, It and a mug of Cocoa should serve to keep you warm on those cold Canadian nights.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   4/3/2009, 14:29

He's too busy hobnobbing with the Mayor from what I've read elsewhere,thats what comes of burst water mains.

The shooting team was well up to standard under the guise of Woofers,carried on the tradition well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   4/3/2009, 18:13

nobby clark wrote:
He's too busy hobnobbing with the Mayor from what I've read elsewhere,thats what comes of burst water mains.

The shooting team was well up to standard under the guise of Woofers,carried on the tradition well.

Your just jealous we have running water nobby. lol! drunken
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   7/3/2009, 17:10

Hi Wrinkles,
! Worc R were one of the battalions in Minden when I served at HQ 11 Bde around 64/65. I had a young Lcpl working with me on attachment from 1 Worc R, in Kingsley Barracks. I think his name was Nigel Brookes, don't suppose you knew him?
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   9/3/2009, 13:17

No JAL the name doesn't ring any bells mind you in those days, with a name like Nigel he probably changed it. I recall we did have a guy known as "Babble" (Brook or Brookes) But he was, I think, Pte and later than BAOR.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   6/4/2011, 17:50

Hi Wrinkles,

Although it might not be the correct forum and \BAOR etc, but quite rair for the old 29th of foot to be mentioned here.
My late Dad was in the 1st Bn Worcs 1936-1947 based in Aldershot where we lived in a hiring in Farnborough. Then in 1938 the Bn was sent out to Palastine for supposidly 1 year but stayed in the middle east until he came home in 1944. The poor old 1st Bn was bashed about during the war with 8th army and a lot if not taken prisoner were killed by Rommel's lot. The Bn reformed I think out of the 7th Bn and were in the European campagne from D day onwards finishin I think in Trieste. He became a Platoon Sgt-major (WOIII) in 1940 whilst serving in Eritrea then commisioned in 1942 finishing the army as a Capt in 1947. Have visited the Worc site - very good but they cannot find any record of him serving in North Wales with an repatriation unit near Mold 1944-5. I know because I went to School in the little village of Leeswod and remember celebrating VJ day at the time.
All useless info. Never came across the Worcs in my service with R Signals 1949-72.

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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   6/4/2011, 19:48

nobby clark wrote:
Just jogged my memory Wrinks,I'm sure it was the Worcesters who took over from us in Cyprus with the UN in '69,or is it just my imagination??

The Worcesters were in that camp outside Limassol in '69.(Polemidhia ?)
We, the QOH. were up the road in Zyyi camp at the same time.
The blokes manning the main gate, (knowing that we too were predominantly Brummies), used to flag us down in an officious manner, only to inform us of how many Days To Do they had left.
'Twas also from them that we heard that (now widespread )urban myth of the SUS who dropped his fag end down a latrine pit he was squatting on. Little did he know it had been doused in petrol instead of diesel. Yeah, that one.
Those amalgamations allways worked out badly for one of the two regiments involved, how did the Worcesters get on ?
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   7/4/2011, 08:17

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Hi Wrinkles,

Although it might not be the correct forum and \BAOR etc, but quite rair for the old 29th of foot to be mentioned here.
My late Dad was in the 1st Bn Worcs 1936-1947 based in Aldershot where we lived in a hiring in Farnborough. Then in 1938 the Bn was sent out to Palastine for supposidly 1 year but stayed in the middle east until he came home in 1944. The poor old 1st Bn was bashed about during the war with 8th army and a lot if not taken prisoner were killed by Rommel's lot. The Bn reformed I think out of the 7th Bn and were in the European campagne from D day onwards finishin I think in Trieste. He became a Platoon Sgt-major (WOIII) in 1940 whilst serving in Eritrea then commisioned in 1942 finishing the army as a Capt in 1947. Have visited the Worc site - very good but they cannot find any record of him serving in North Wales with an repatriation unit near Mold 1944-5. I know because I went to School in the little village of Leeswod and remember celebrating VJ day at the time.
All useless info. Never came across the Worcs in my service with R Signals 1949-72.

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Jim
In 1970 they amalgamated with 1 Bn Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) to form 1 Bn Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) there is a Royal Signals connection 14 Sig Regt moved into Norton Barracks Worcester in 1969 but the Regimental Headquarters remained there I served at 14 Sig Regt from Jan 70 to Sep 71
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   7/4/2011, 10:03

Thanks for that Steve, Yes, I did now that The Wors were amalgamated with Sherwood Forresters. Did it all work out and is todays regiment as proud of its heritage equally, coming from two different regiments.

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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   7/4/2011, 10:13

Brum,

See you were with QOH, I was attached to the forerunners - 7th Queens Own Hussars 1957-9 in Tidworth and had a small Signal Troop of 9 men. Our job was to carry out repairs to the tanks communication equipment and charge the radio batteries of the soft skinned vehicles.
I was on the Amalgamation Parade in 1958 when the 7th were joined by the 3rd Kings Own Hussars and became QOH. Still have the printed order of the parade up in my loft.
In 7th days, I was in HQ Squadron and have a photo of all the personnel. MY SSM was WOII Dawson, the RSM was Paddy Cleare (Later to become a maj (QM)), the CO was LT Col Lewellen-Palmer, the Chief Clerk was WOI Ginger Allison and the Bandmaster was WOI Horabin. There was a huge drum horse which I remember Princess Margaret fed with sugar on the amalgimation parade. The Queen Mum was also in attendance.
Memories, memories

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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   7/4/2011, 15:03

Jimsigs1
I too served with the QOH but much later - 71/72. The drum horse you mention was, I believe, traditionally named Detingen, Brum should be able to confirm; he was quite a sight when on parade in all his finery.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   7/4/2011, 21:28

My g.g. grandfather enlisted into the 7th Hussars in 1846
http://www.artus-familyhistory.com/source/7th%20Hussars.html
He was flogged for desertion at Ballincollig barracks, Cork in 1851. He deserted again, and spent the rest of his life on the run.
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   7/4/2011, 22:15

Hi Dolmetscher,

Harsh treatment in those days. Wonder why he deserted. Must have been for a strong reason.

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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   7/4/2011, 23:11

Jimsigs1

I'd notice you had 7H among your "battle honours"! I'm afraid the names you mentioned were before my time though.

I wonder if you've looked at the QOH/QRIH website on www.thequeensownhussars.co.uk, there's a wealth of photos there and quite a few from around the time of the amalgamation.

I could be wrong but I have a feeling the drum hose was presented by the Colonel of the Regiment, the Queen Mother. The horse BobG mentioned, "Dettingen" followed the one I knew who was called "Crusader", (and a right mad bugger HE was too!)
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PostSubject: Re: 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regiment   8/4/2011, 01:38

Hi Brum,

Yes, I have just looked up the QOH web site. Fascinating looking at some of the photos. I recognised RSM 'Paddy' Clare in the boxing photo and Bandmaster Horobin withe the band.
I was with the seventh first of all in Tidworth. They had just returned from Hong Kong and I had returned from Cyprus. The Royal Signals setup was that 4 Squadron of 3 Div Signal (Regt based at Colchester) was based in Tidworth, with 3 R Signal Troops assigned to each of 3 Armoured Regts - 7th (QOH) Hussars, 10 Hussars & 8 Tank Regt. Each Troop consisted of around 10 men commanded by as Sgt. That was me.
We were in Candahar Barracks and the Sgts Mess was situated up behind those old Married Quarters. I had a Triumph 500cc motorcycle at the time which I brought back from Cyprus.
Good times came to an end when I was reposted up the 1st Gds Bde Signal Squadron stationed at Winterbourne Gunner (Nr Salisbury)

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