Note:Jack produced these books whilst serving in NI with 179 Pro.Coy. at Aldergrove as a Platoon Commander as 'something to remember NI for'. There are many pictures. If anyone recognises themselves and/or someone else in these pictures where they are not printed, please tell me so that I can add their names. After Jack left the army, he became security manager at a large engineering works in Manchester with a 7,000 workforce. Jack is now a "Battlefield Tour Guide" specialising in WW2 sites. If you'd like to join Jack on one of his organised tours please contact him for an enjoyable experience! COMMENT on book 2 dated 10.04.2006 by Kevin Morson regarding the picture of Dave Ross's funeral. "..the funeral took place in Edinburgh. Front left is Paul Halling. Front right is Steve Carey, then Gordon Bell, Kevin Morson and Phil Grecki. I was part of the Londonderry detachment when Dave was murdered. Apart from those already mentioned, the other detachment members were the OC Mike Copeland, Terry Burrough, Mark Brown and Julian Lee. Mark Brown was following behind Dave in another vehicle when the device exploded. I had undergone my SIB training with Dave and we were selected on the same SIB Board in 1981. He was a great lad with a lovely family". The Ulster Watchdogs-Part 3, from 1984 until the end of Op 'Banner' in NI on 30.07.2007, is presently being drafted by Maj.Martyn Bird.
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NOTE:Some of these flashes were worn in WW2 and since. The designs of all the formation signs of BAOR derive from that of the 21st Army Group which became BAOR in 1945. 1 Corps was reformed in Germany in 1952 using its wartime spearhead with each branch of service showing the spearhead on a background divided in arm of service colours. The First Infantry Division used the white triangle which symbolically stands for the top of the spearhead of 1 Corps. This formation sign used to be on a black or kharki background or on its own. Variations were a narrow red edging (infantry), yellow edging (Armoured). Artillery and signals wear the white triangle on a diamonmd shaped background of arm of service colours. The 17th (BR) Division was formed out of the 17th Indian Div.which had a black cat on a kharki background. This was changed in 1947 to a yellow background and became the 17th (BR) Div. in Malaya. In 1965 it became the Malaya District. The 40th (BR) Division was formed in 1949 and took part in the Korean War. Its flash was a cockerel on a black square or rectangle. The First Commonwealth Div. also fought in Korea and was raised in Korea from British & Commonwealth troops in 1951. There are in existence a few slightly different variations of its flashes.
Former Gillman Barracks, Singapore Today Album. A collection of photos courtesy of Vicky Corboy. Note:For copyright reasons I can't reproduce a copy of a 2005 aerial view of Gillman today, taken at 139 feet elevation, but it can be viewed by logging on to http://earth.googlr.com (Google Earth_Image.jpg). Log pointer 1deg16'46.30"N and 103deg48'17.97"E. Vicky's comments on this picture:Quote:"Row of orange roofs are houses and above that-now ISS school-on Preston Road which I think was the accomodation block. the big building underneath is our shop-either the (former) officer sergeant's mess. The other mess is the big white roof you see to the left of our shop. The next building down directly from the shop (right side) is the former cinema and is now another shop owned by my boss". End quote.
NOTE 1:Men and women who served in HM UK Armed Forces up to 31st December 1954 are entitled to a Veteran's Lapel Badge. You can apply for this free badge by completing a form of application from:Veteran's Agency, Thornton-Cleveleys, Norecross, Blackpool, England, FY5 3WP. Note: I applied for my badge by sending my details by e-mail and received it back within 10 days! State Name & address. Service rank;number;where served and dates.The badge is attractive and comes in a jeweler's box! LATEST NEWS:MOD has also decided to issue the badge to those veterans who served between 1st January 1955 and 31st December 1994. As at 11th September 2007, over half a million badges had been issued!!!
NOTE 2:Service Records (Army):For Reg/Res (all ranks) service ending: (1) Prior 1921-The Keeper of Public Records, PRO, Ruskin Ave., Richmond, Surrey TW9 4MDU. Website:http://www.pro.gov.uk Note WW2 bombing destroyed about two thirds of records 1914 to 1940. (2) 1941 to 1997-Army Personnel Centre, Historical Disclosures, Mailpoint 400, Kentigem House, 65, Brown Street, Glasgow G2 BEX. (3) 1997-Contact Army Personnel Centre, Disclosures 1, Mailpoint 520, Kentigem House, 65, Brown Street, Glasgow G2 BEX.
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Ian Dixon, Squad 332b Inkerman;1 Corps (BR) Pro.Coy. Bielefeld;156 Pro.Coy.Colchester
and 241 GHQ Pro.Coy.Aldershot (AER-May 1955).
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