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Gordon Dadd
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74 years old
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Took the Queens shilling 15th November 1961 and went to 1TRRE at Cove. After completion of basic training and drivers course went to SEME at Bordon to do trade training with REME as a vehicle mechanic. Joined 7 Field Squadron on 01/04/63 and worked in the LAD until posted on 04/09 66. Being a mechanic and having a beret like an oil slick it was like a thorn in the side for Jerry Heap. in fact it was our main topic of conversation.
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July 12 2017

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Roger Spencer
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69 years old

Ginge
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walter scott
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February 3 1967


Geordie Skelton
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67 years old
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Joined 7 Fld Sqn March 1972 After a short tour with 23 Amph and was posted 1975 to 1&3 TRRE after the Lurgan tour.  Best mates Billy Inglis, Alan Murphy, Smudge Smith, Pud Howell, Taff Hartwell, Peter McClaren.  Great Sqn and had a great tour.  Always seemed to be in Ireland or on Exercise.  I will never forget The CO Lt Col Driscoll.  The snowball fight and Marlboroughs march will live with me.

Retired as QM 71 Engr Regt before spending 7 years as PSAO in Tynemouth. Retired in 2010 after 40 years before 1year in Scotland running a Cavavan Site.  Now retired and doing nowt.



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March 1 1972


Dave Ravey
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            I am Dave Ravey now Semi Retired, I live in South Normanton Derbyshire, with my wife Christine, who was my newly wed wife when I was posted to 7 Squadron. We lived in Harrogate, in a flat, in the same house as Johnny Greenhalgh, and his wife Glenys, Then we got a quarter at Hill Top. I had just returned from my second tour of Aden, got married and joined 7 Squadron. I was only in 7 Sqn about a year, then got Posted to Cyprus. I left the Army at the end of 22 years, luckily as a Ssgt, dont ask me how.!!!! 

             From 7 Squadron I had several juicy postings, Cyprus, JATE at Brize Norton, 66 UK Plant Squadron at Longmoor. Permanent Staff Instructor with 272 Sqn TA at Bradford, where I met Eddie Erskine again. I ended my service with 58 EOD Sqn at Lodge Hill.

           When I left the Army I commenced work with Bass Brewers at Sheffield, and ended up as National Driver Trainer for Bass Brewers, untill I took early retirement, in 2003.

           Since taking Early retirement, much of our time is taken up enjoying as many vacations as possible. So far we have visited Alaska, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and have plans to visit China and Hawiai, if the finances hold out,!! We are going ski ing this Christmass, Spending Kids Inheritance.!!!!!


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December 2 1967


Eric Meighan
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Andy Anderson
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Born in Jamaica but got kicked out when I was nine, went to the Royal Wanstead (boarding) School (see their website) finished there and wandered up and down the Old Kent Road for a year then joined the RE's for some adventure, did eighteen years then worked as an electrician for eight years, decided to get our own guest house in Gt. Yarmouth which was a non starter, Worked for Cable & Wireless (Civil Engineering) for a couple of years then started our own Plant nursery, shut that after eight years to go into Garden Design & build and still doing that.


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July 9 1964

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Dave
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scouse Bridges
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Retired from army in 1989. Worked on Londons Canary Wharf construction for Thos. Storey (Engineering) and then did NVQ for care of the elderly. Went to live in the south of Spain in 2001. Served with 7th squadron from 1st Jan 1967 to 18th Oct 1974.
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May 3 2015

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Dennis (Authur) English
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75 years old
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From training in Cove I was posted to 7 Sqn. in January 1962. I spent 3 years and 3 days in 1 Troop.

About a year and half were spent in the saddle of the old BSA M20 (& the odd hour up in the Belfry). Sharing a room with Ted Cooper, Ginge O’Reilly, Sammy Singleton, Barry Makin, Paul Timms, Ben Brooker etc must have taken its toll. However, the good news is my therapist tells me that it should all get back to normal in a couple of years now!

From Osnabruck I joined 20 Field Sqn. spending time in Maidstone, Aden and Bahrein. I left the army in 1967 returning to South London. Now living in Blackwood South Wales, retired involve in the Credit Union movement.

I stumbled across the website a week before your Buxton reunion. Some of the names on the Roll brought back memories of great times.

 


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April 12 2014

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Dennis English


Trevor Atkinson
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March 8 1969


PAT GARRITY [sid]
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Joined 7 FD SQN from recruit training in April 1965.I Joined 2 troop and served for 3 years. I left just after the move to Ripton at the begining of 1968 when I was posted to 1 Training Regiment at Cove.I spent 2 years there where I was joined by Bob Schofield also from 2 Troop who was on his way out of the Army.I applied for 9 Para Sqn and joined them after Para selection in Sept 1970 where I stayed until 1976 and then did selection at Hereford passed and joined them in summer 1977.I finished with the regulars in May 1988 and did a further 6 years with the TA in London.I am now retired and live in Derbyshire with my wife Sue and hopefully we will be attending our first reunion in Buxton next year. 


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April 10 1965


Ginge O'Reilly
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August 17 2012


John Yates
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posted to 7sqn feb1963 joined2troop mt troop NCO Cpl Jock Donald God bless him.Acouple of years later transferred upstairs toHQTROOP to drive ferret. posted to 523 STRE ADEN 1966 1967. RETURNED to 52sqn Waterbeach. Demobbed 1971.
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March 7 2017

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dave walford
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72 years old
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February 21 1965


Mac
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Alan Mac McDonald

Joined the Royal Engineers in 1966

served in Osnabrucke untill 1968

Relocated Ripon December same year

I left 7 Field Squadron in 1969

Emigrated to Australia March 1970 first settling in Perth.

Moved to Darwin 1980


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October 20 2011


Terry Brennan
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January 4 1967


Geordie Stannard
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i am now retired1


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March 6 1966

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