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Posted by BOB on October 18, 2017 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)
Chris, Found Bill Evans on face book. Gave him your email address.

Bill Evans

Posted by Chris Ellis on October 15, 2017 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Anyone have contact details for Bill Evans?

Send them on my personal email please

[email protected]

New Video 7 Coy in 'Op Honker' May 1944

Posted by Geordie. C on October 13, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow!! look at all these cobwebs on the notice board. Give me a minute to clean them off before I post this message.  ..... Ok, here goes.

I've uploaded a new video on youtube. Its about 4th Division's, River Assault Crossings on the Rapido in May 1944. 7 Field Company was very much involved. This is part 1 of 2. Here is the link:



Planning permission

Posted by Andy Anderson on October 13, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The bar stewards (committee vote, 9 against, 6 for, 2 abstained) have now refused our planning permision on the grounds that the place where we live with 17 houses and a church is not classed as a Hamlet but open countryside,,,, just written to our MP. In the meantime lots going on, soon to start on the new driveway, still waiting for Anglia water to install a new meter, this is a three month wait and they are going to put in a road closure (which will cost me nearly £500) to dig 18 inches into the road, grrrrrr

Anne Marie

Posted by Ginge on October 5, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Had a call from Anne Marie Tate, said she's doing as best she can, as those in the sam position will understand, getting about as much as possible, hasn't decided about Austrailia yet, going to leave that for a while. Said next time I'm up there, will call in and see her.

2018 reunion

Posted by BOB on September 25, 2017 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Back in the land of electronics

Posted by Ginge on September 24, 2017 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Now that I'm back in the electronic world, George, many thanks for a great 4 days in France and Belgium, and to Chris, Brian and Sam for their good company, a great time, thanks. Will sort out photo's and get them off as soon as I can. George, as you say, next year will be the final Black Horse Trail, but I'm sure it won't be the last time we go. We could always do the Ypres Comines Canal Battle, 80th commemoration in 2020. There's also Cassino still to do and in between the REunion to look forward to. THAT'S IF I CAN GET THIS ON THE BLOG, 4TH ATTEMPT

BHT 2017

Posted by Geordie. C on September 19, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Chris, glad to hear you enjoyed the trip and that you arrived home safe and well. The ''Black Horse'' centenery commemorations have all been extremely interesting and we've been able to follow nearly every footstep thanks largely to the internet. Next year of course, will be the last BHT and it will cover all three of the ''Spring Offensive Battles'' that 7 Coy took part in 1918. (There were five Spring Offensive battles) It will also cover the 50th Division's/7 Fd Coy's final battle in October- November 1918. Special thanks to Chris, Brian, Ian and Ginge for being great company and I hope that you all, and others, will trail again in 1918.





BHT 2017

Posted by Chris Ellis on September 18, 2017 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Back at work after the 2017 BHT.

Very interesting. A good weeks holiday and ready to go again next year.

Thanks to George for all his efforts and Ginge Brian and Sammy for their company

2018 reunion

Posted by BOB on September 14, 2017 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Sqn T Shirts / Hoodies

Posted by BOB on September 9, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)
Bernie Bolton is placing an order for Sqn T shirts aand hoodies. Visit him o n face book to order. Click / tap on the link to view T shirt. https://www.photobox.co.uk/my/photo?album_id=5013429428&photo_id=9940509018

Sqn T Shirts / Hoodies

Posted by BOB on September 9, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)
Bernie Bolton is placing an order for Sqn T shirts aand hoodies. Visit him o n face book to order.


Posted by BOB on September 4, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)
As usual 2 hr maint; has taken 4 days.


Posted by Ginge on September 4, 2017 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)


New Video Centre de Poitiers

Posted by Geordie. C on August 25, 2017 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I was trawling through my picture folders and found some unpublished video and photo footage of the Centre de Poitiers, 7 Fd Coy's location on the front line 7-27 May 1918, where they were overrun with the 5oth Division. In light of two recent contacts by relatives of men who were casualties on that day, 27 May 1918. The daughter of Lt Pottle MC, and grandson of Spr Weaver, I thought I'd put it all together and make a new video for them. I emailed them a link today and I've already had a very positive response from Sue Pottle. Here is the link.


Visit to 7 Sqn

Posted by Ginge on August 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Met with Luke Townsin, the new SSM 7 today, unfortuneately, Chris was bogged down with work, so couldn't make it. Steve Atkins, the outgoing SSM, was given a small Black, Horse from the association in appreciation for his input into our association. Chris Corlett was also present , Chris is the Sqn liaison for the Amazon Memorial Project. The new SSM was brought up to date on what we the association is, does and where we go. He was also given the info on our Black Horse Trails and the info on next years reunion, at which point, Steve Atkins said he would see us there. The Sqn is again heavily committed to the 3 Div major exercie in Sept, so can't send anyone on the Sept Black Horse Trail. However he has intimated that the new OC, Maj Mike Holgate is keen to keep the Sqn interested and will look to see if they can get some of the Sqn away n next years Trails. Chris Corlett will be contacting the new Corps Sgt Maj (new name for the Corps RSM, don't ask me!!!) Steve Webster this week and will keep us posted on the developement of the Amazon Memorial. Luke Townsin said he hopes to give us an invite to meet the new OC and discuss next year with them both, this is likely to be late Sept/Oct.


Posted by BOB on August 23, 2017 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)
Website will be down for maint;25th August.


Posted by Chris Ellis on August 15, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Just been in touch with the hotel and already they have 2 bookings. But no menues yet. So come on folks it'll be on us very soon

2018 REunion

Posted by Chris Ellis on August 9, 2017 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)


2018 details released.

Echo, echo, echo, echo

Posted by Geordie. C on August 7, 2017 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

There's quite an echo on here!!!