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dandc
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Number of posts : 382
Age : 67
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: ex jtr troon   15/7/2009, 21:48

are there any more ex troon,ers out there,iwas at troon from 1967 to 1968. there is a new site.at.http://www.jtrtroon.com sorry admin i am not trying to steel members,just giving them more info.
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Number of posts : 19
Age : 70
Localisation : Hastings
Cap Badge : RE,RASC.RCT
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: ex jtr troon   10/9/2009, 09:29

Hey Dandc, yeap you have found an Ex-Trooner here, I was there Jan 63- August 64. Best years of my life.
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Number of posts : 393
Age : 69
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: ex jtr troon   10/9/2009, 09:35

I have been puzzled by 'Winterbourne Gunner.' Where or what was it?
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Number of posts : 382
Age : 67
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: ex jtr troon   10/9/2009, 11:12

winterbourne gunner,a quaint english village in wiltshire,more commonly known in mod circles as an NBC establishment,dave.
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Number of posts : 382
Age : 67
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: ex jtr troon   10/9/2009, 11:14

hi chris,i am glad someone agrees with me,a brilliant time,the site i mentioned has just started,a few kinks to iron out but it has potential,dave.
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PostSubject: Re: ex jtr troon   10/9/2009, 20:01

"Winterbourne Gunner" The NBC School. Handy for testing all the nasties concocted a couple of miles NE at Porton Down. A lot of the old National Service guys were used as guinea pigs. A national disgrace, but that's the MoD for you!

I think that at the south side of the WG site, there was an old hutted camp called, "Figsbury Camp". I believe it's gone now. Am I right?
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Number of posts : 382
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Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: ex jtr troon   12/9/2009, 20:55

i cant lay claim to having been to either winterbourne gunner or porten down,my first posting was tidworth 1967,i remember some of the older soldiers talking about it quite a lot the reason being they got exra pay for taking part,10 bob a week i think,dave.
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Number of posts : 17
Age : 64
Localisation : Sunderland
Cap Badge : Royal Corps Of Signals
Places Served : Troon. Catterick. Minden. RAF Benson. RAF Brize Norton. Munster. Lippstadt. Osnabruck. RAF Wildenrath......
Registration date : 2009-12-27

PostSubject: Re: ex jtr troon   20/8/2012, 12:38

Hope I aint to late to report in Sir!
I reported to the railway station at Troon on Tuesday 6th May 1969.
Boarded a Bedford GS vehicle along with other new recruits where we were dropped off at the Guard room at JTR Troon. (What was the name of these barracks ?). Introduced to those nice chaps dressed in uniform with loud voices. I was sent to got to think here which way did it work... Goodmans Company or Cassels Company one or the other. I went through basic square bashing with Platoon Sargeants Sgt Grant Queens Own Highlanders and a Sgt Murray Royal Irish Rangers. During my time there we did the basics adventure camp was on the Isle of Arran then onto block leave in the August. Returned to Troon to do trade training and learn to drive. I went through the driver training first leaning to control the vehicle on the little airfield north of the camp. I progressed to take my driving test in the town of Ayr. I failed... I was supposed to be a Radio operator driver doing morse code at 12 words a minute. The morse sent me didi dah dit dah dah di dah....etc even today I remember it. Had enough of failing morse tests they asked me to re-trade so I did.... I left Troon in April 1970 for 8th Sigs Catterick. I remember fondly those adventure training / battle camps fondly. Arran, Barry Budan, Garelochead. I have only met up with one person who was in Troon the same time as myself a Royal Signals lad by the name of J/Sig Pape.... two other names I do remember due to their surnames almost been linked are J/Pte Cell and J/Pte Clink....
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Number of posts : 2991
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: ex jtr troon   20/8/2012, 13:58

Hi Advent and welcome to the site. I served at JTR Troon from Aug 62 - May 64 and co-incidentally was posted to Churchill Bks, Lippstadt when I Mustered. Dundonald Camp was the barracks and driver training was started off at Gailes (before we were unleashed on the unsuspecting public). Cassels Coy was for Recruits followed by Goodbodys, Ritchies or Murrays for Trade Training.
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Number of posts : 17
Age : 64
Localisation : Sunderland
Cap Badge : Royal Corps Of Signals
Places Served : Troon. Catterick. Minden. RAF Benson. RAF Brize Norton. Munster. Lippstadt. Osnabruck. RAF Wildenrath......
Registration date : 2009-12-27

PostSubject: Re: ex jtr troon   20/8/2012, 14:17

Thats it your right Dundonald Camp not Barracks... Strange everywhere else I served apart from Catterick and the various RAF Stations were Barracks i.e. Kingsley, York, Churchill, Scarborugh, but JTR was Dundonald Camp. Regarding the Companys Cassels Coy Red Tags on Epaulets and Goodbodys Coy Blue tags...
Well done on pointing me in the right direction.
Thanks.
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: ex jtr troon   20/8/2012, 21:45

Lot of Scaleyback traffic on here today, what ? what ?
Bloody man gets accelerated promotion into the bargain,
Most irregular don'tyerknow.
Dam' feller should be horsewhipped !
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Number of posts : 17
Age : 64
Localisation : Sunderland
Cap Badge : Royal Corps Of Signals
Places Served : Troon. Catterick. Minden. RAF Benson. RAF Brize Norton. Munster. Lippstadt. Osnabruck. RAF Wildenrath......
Registration date : 2009-12-27

PostSubject: Re: ex jtr troon   20/8/2012, 22:02

Wey hey I joined the forum in 2009 and the account has lain dormant waiting for various Det Commanders course and learning the ways of the wise ones Hi Hi....
I am expecting a multitude of responses to my posts
Seriously I looked in this morning and any thing where I could put a post on bearing in mind all my posts are related to my experiences in BAOR. I am hoping to join the Sargeants Mess by this weekend.... Must get fitted for mess dress... Hi Hi.
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