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Chris Ricketts Chris Ricketts wrote on 29 August 2022 at 10:05 pm
For your information the Agenda for the AGM 2022 is available via the link on the Home Page.
Alan Chatt Alan Chatt from Washington wrote on 16 August 2022 at 4:59 pm
HI Derek, your request for information about Jimmy Green has unfortunately produced no results. I have checked our enlistment records and all our Greens are from 50B to 58B but not one is called Jimmy or James. Was this a nickname or does he have another name or names?
Ray Derrick REME 48B Ray Derrick REME 48B wrote on 16 August 2022 at 1:19 pm
I am writing on behalf of Ray from the AOBA who is looking to find someone called Jimmy Green who would have likely been a Betchley Boy in an early fifties intake. I would appreciate if anyone who may know Jimmy could get in tocuh so that I can reunite these apprentices. Thanks in advance.
Geordie Wright-Rivers 07590848766
Steven Hart Steven Hart from Yeovil wrote on 11 August 2022 at 3:48 pm
Hello, I am trying to trace anyone from 64A "C "Company. Can't see any ref. to that intake anywhere.
We did form part of the Guard when the Severn Bridge was opened which I suppose is a "claim to Fame "
Looking forward to hearing from anyone

Martin A Gregor Martin A Gregor from Portishead North Somerset wrote on 2 August 2022 at 11:48 am
Hi Still wondering if any members of 72B C Company are attending this years Reunion. 2022 is our 50th Anniversary of Joining.
Martin Gregor Martin Gregor from Bristol wrote on 20 July 2022 at 8:13 pm
Are any members of 72b C Company attending this year's reunion. It will be 50years since we joined up.
Dave Youdle (58A) Dave Youdle (58A) from Gillingham, Kent wrote on 14 July 2022 at 4:04 am
Just popped in to see how the new site is working.Looks good from here!
Alan Chatt Alan Chatt from Washington wrote on 14 June 2022 at 5:08 pm
We are pleased to announce that the Heritage Centre re-opened on the 1st of June.
Opening times are Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am until 3pm.
John Eveleigh John Eveleigh from Ediinburgh wrote on 10 June 2022 at 2:39 pm
Why is it that improved systems are usually not as good as the old tried and proved system. For instance when we submitted and entry for the Guest book it was entered immediately and not three days later when the entries connection to the submission date is lost. Also my entries used to say John Eveleigh from Edinburgh but now I am John from Eveleigh
I expect it will improve Like I hope my Typing will.
John .Eveleigh 42A A Coy
Edwin John Bass Edwin John Bass from Cologne, Germany wrote on 8 June 2022 at 11:38 pm
Hi John E...
It's a wonder you didn't get shot down. Or obliteated somehow... Our friends the Americans were good at it and could appealingly apologise afterwards. Leslie Howard of "Gone With the Wind"film fame was listed as missing and some clever blokes had it that one of our bombers -- or Allied air force bombers -- returning with a few unused bombs decided to jettison over the Channel.
Seems a good idea when you are wearing a battle jacket to watch out above as well as your back.
If its true its an awful way to go ....
JOHN JOHN from EVELEIGH wrote on 5 June 2022 at 5:10 pm
I served for 25 years and only saw Queen Elizabeth once and that was in Sunderland, when standing at the side of the road I watched her pass by in her car.
Travelling home from Egypt in a York Aircraft in 1953 we flew fairly low as these planes were not pressurised, but this allowed us to get a good look at the ground beneath us during the Flight. We flew across France and then the water and made a sharp turn to the right to head for England.
Some one ,can't remember if it was the Pilot or Steward, told us to look out at the surface of the sea as the Queen was reviewing the fleet.

True enough we flew over a huge formation of ships in position ready for the review. Later I found there were 170 or more ships in the Formation. It was a sight that not many people actually saw from the Air. So although I only saw the Queen once, I was able to tell people about this historical occasion.
The fact that we actually flew over this formation showed that Security was much less then than it is now.
John Eveleigh 42A A Coy
Edwin John Bass Edwin John Bass from Cologne, Germany wrote on 30 May 2022 at 11:07 pm
Glad to see you back sir. Keep wel!l
Edwin John Bass Edwin John Bass from Cologne, Germany wrote on 28 May 2022 at 11:09 pm
Hi Folks -- Something odd there! I should be used to oddities by now but glad I am that we can still chat. The Guest book survived being thrown out once - maybe twice -- before.... Never mind i just want to say I was sorry to see Rev Mooney and Maurice Murtaugh have popped their clogs. Maurice worked really hard for the reunion.... i can remember Rev Mooney's reaction to something the commmandant said at a reunion -- forgotten his name, and the comment -- but a few of the women guests did sort of cringe. Can't erember his name but except for that unexpected comment he seemed a fun sort of ┬┤bloke to have as the big chief. Sty well -- all of youse.
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Hi John,
Nice to hear from you again.
The Guest Book is alive and well, just a few hiccups that needed clearing.
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Robert T. Kerr Robert T. Kerr from Vancouver BC/ Edinburgh wrote on 26 May 2022 at 7:36 am
Checking in again and living in Vancouver, BC since 1990(except 2 years 1993-5 returned to UK. Worked on a couple of bridges here (The Lions gate Bridge 2001, 2nd Port Mann Bridge(2010-2013-Ironworker/Welder), Vancouver Shipyards Ltd-Welder), and Land oil rigs in North East BC. Offshore oil rigs in the North Sea, Celtic Sea UK. 64 years old in July, but not retired yet. Very proud of my 3 sons and 4 Grandchildren. Was 74C/75A at Beachley.
RE DONALDSON RE DONALDSON from enniskillen BT945GQ. wrote on 11 May 2022 at 10:42 am
Very sad to read of the deaths of Rev J Rooney , Maurice Murtaugh ,and all in the Memorial Section..My condolences.
RE DONALDSON RE DONALDSON from enniskillen BT945GQ. wrote on 11 May 2022 at 10:31 am
Thank you for the latest Edition of The Echoes.
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Thank you. Nice to know that our efforts are appreciated
john eveleigh john eveleigh from Edinburgh wrote on 8 April 2022 at 9:49 am
Once again I am entering the fact that it is again an anniversary of my entry to the SCHOOL.
Why do I do it? probably because my rather ancient brain keeps telling me there must be more 42A Group our there somewhere, who might say Hello John. No such luck for quite some time.
Any how it is now my 80th Anniversary and if there are any 42A Group members out there Good Luck to you . Don't forget to change the batteries in your hearing aids.
John Eveleigh 42A Group.
42A A Coy.
Ray Hackworth (55B) Ray Hackworth (55B) from River Club Johannesburg South Africa wrote on 3 April 2022 at 2:32 pm
Hi EJB. Any time you want to come down to this part of the world let me know. Its not a bad place to live as long as you follow the rules. We have had the best rainy season for a long time, so my borehole should be well filled up for the coming summer
Off to Cannes in three weeks for a holiday with my brother who lives there.
john eveleigh john eveleigh from Edinburgh wrote on 28 March 2022 at 1:44 pm
Recently spent quite a lot of time tying to find a Branch of the Korean War Veterans. My friend died recently and as he has no relations, only In Laws I thought it would be nice to obtain representatives from that conflict to attend his funeral. I have never had such a frustrating hour on the computer.
I found many references to the Korean war including the Korean Veterans Association. However finding a contact to ask about attendance at his Funeral proved impossible. One interesting phone call was after contacting the British Legion and being given a Number to ring, I found myself talking to a bewildered woman at Kings Lynn Council. I apologised and rang off.
At last having worn out my finger tips I sat back and thought the matter. over. The Korean War was 1950 to 1953. My friend was 23 when he was there and 69 years have past since the end of the War, he was 23 then so it probably meant that there will be few Veterans who are younger than the late Eighties. Probably many with memories of the conflict but not really able to attend Funerals
John Eveleigh 42A A Coy
Edwin John Bass Edwin John Bass from Cologne, Germany wrote on 27 March 2022 at 11:09 pm
Thanks Ray,
Might take you up one day on a trip down your way. I developed a liking for Africa generally -- especially Kenya which might be because I had most trips there, and served some of my time as a fitter, vehicle mech there. Exciting times indeed..
I have had some local top notch people here tell me what's wrong with my PC including the old lady who sold it me as a brand guts of bits based on her late hundand's ideas. I just want to get my novel finished -- it works OK as a word-processor -- and then she can have it back and I'll start again from zero.
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