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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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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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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


BOB BLAKEY
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August 4 2015

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Bob


Ray (Paddy) Heron
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73 years old
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Jimmy Rutter
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January 3 1963


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


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


Alan (Spud) Taylor
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72 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


malcolm {fred} blaylock
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72 years old
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Joined shiney7 in 1969, returning from 11 indep in malacca. forfeited 4 weeks leave to join the squadron in germany on exercise with no kit or gear.first memories having many beers with paddy Wier.on return to ripon spent some time in clothing store then back to 2 tp. Went to NI with the sqn then left togo to 1 trg regt in 73.       

    now at the ripe old age of 65 live by myself as a retired person {sadly my wife paased away last easter} and still trying to sort myself out. have a bungalow in Burnham nr  Maidenhead in south buckinghamshire'

 

fred


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January 13 2011


jim
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Self-employed gas fitter. served 22 yrs with follwing:

 

shiney 7, 65 C.S.S, 52 Const, 28 A.E.R x 2 tours,(71 & 23), demob chilwell.


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February 2 1967


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