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Roger Spencer
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68 years old

Ginge
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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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74 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


Michael Lawler
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November 1 1961


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


Steve Duncan
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 I joined 7 Squadron on the 16th Nov 1966, I remember that date as it was my birthday. The weather was cold, dark and miserable, however, the guys in 2Tp soon made me feel welcome.  In April 69 I posted 11Sqn in Malacca where I remained until the Army's pull out in Jan 71, when I then joined 54 Sqn in Hong Kong.  I returned to UK in September 72, on a posting to 50 Sqn with whom I remained until 75 when I joined 40 ASR, with no idea, at that time, that this would be my last as my last RE posting.  In 1978,  I transferred to REME as an Artificer serving with 2 Gren Guards   then 4 Armoured Workshop before my final tour as ASM of 2 Field Regiment Workshop. 

The saying once a sapper always a sapper is a definite truisim. 

I look back on my time as a sapper with great affection and in particular the time I spent in 7 Sqn


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November 22 2016


Jim (Charlie) Halling
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walter scott
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February 3 1967


Dave Davey
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January 9 1962


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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Geordie Skelton
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66 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 walford
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71 years old
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February 21 1965


Alan (Spud) Taylor
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71 years old
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Joined 3 Tp 7 Field Sqn in May/June 1964. Ferret recce Ferret Dvr/Op from Sept 64 to FReb 66. 

Feb 66 to 68 detached the 2 Div RE Air Troop

68 returned to 7 Sqn floowing B1/RSI as Lcpl. Placed into 1 Troop as Troop CV/Sigs. Worked at Sigs WIng as User and B3 Radio Courses Instructor. 

1971 Feb: PVR and left Sqn

Re-enlisted in June 72 and joined RHQ 22 Engr Regt


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January 6 1964


Dick Sherriff
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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

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