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by Bill Bentley
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Re: Steven Hughes

Thanks so much Rick, Rory has made contact and I have now been able to invite him to the 'Service of Thanksgiving' which will be held in the Falklands Chapel in Pangbourne. It's a great piece of detective work that you have done for me/us and we are most grateful ! Yet again, it just goes to show ho...
by Bill Bentley
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Ex Boy,s RAC memories.
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Ex Boy,s RAC memories.

You're all correct. I also got a resettlement course, converted my HGV 3 into HGV 1 and got a Royal Society of Arts Certificate of Professional Competence in National and International Road Haulage. But on leaving 2 Para as a L/Cpl (I had been demoted from full screw on re-enlistment) and because I ...
by Bill Bentley
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Ex Boy,s RAC memories.
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Ex Boy,s RAC memories.

Like both of you I too was a former J.L., 1970-72, and I would not want to have missed one second of it. I am sure that I was, (probably still am), very naive and it was thanks to the experience, dedication and decency of the Permanent Staff that I was ushered on to the right paths. Having been a yo...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Re: Bill Bentley
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Bill Bentley

Thanks Arnie, it's always inspiring reading your comments, how's the book coming along ?? In preparing for our sale I'm, at last, finishing off our driveway. It's about 25 meters long, 5 meters wide and opens out to enter the carport on one side and the ramp to the barn and orchard on the other side...
by Bill Bentley
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Re: Bill Bentley
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Bill Bentley

Thanks Sammy, hard decision ? Not really: after 47 years work I have to realize that even our modest lifestyle can not be sustained on the pensions that we have. We are sitting on a good sum of money, tied up in the house that we have designed and built ourselves. By selling it and traveling we can ...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Re: Bill Bentley
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Bill Bentley

John, they only have you by the balls if you let them. My wife and I effectively opted out almost 20 years ago. We have lived on a small self-sufficiency small-holding ever since. It's a simple life where money plays but a small role. All important things like clean air and water, good food and loya...
by Bill Bentley
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Re: Bill Bentley
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Bill Bentley

Careful lads, careful ! Sometimes we have to read between the lines. I listened to the Prime-minister very carefully and I think she is right. To date ONLY servicepersonal have been investigated AND prosecuted for their actions but under this new rule, known former terrorists CAN ALSO be prosecuted,...
by Bill Bentley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Re: Steven Hughes

It's me who thanks you guys for showing solidarity with a man who really did make all the difference, possibly even to the outcome of the conflict. Just imagine, had 2 Para been defeated at Goose Green, the Task Force would have had to rescue any survivors, using effectively all of its resources. Th...
by Bill Bentley
Thu May 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Re: Steven Hughes

Steve’s parents, both alive and well but shattered at his passing, wanted a quiet, private family funeral. As Godfather to all of Steve’s children it was my mission to ensure that the battalion was represented on the day, so it was agreed that, along with both of his sons, Jamie and David, we would ...
by Bill Bentley
Sun May 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Re: Steven Hughes

Good on you Bodge, I doubt that you will see me on many photo's, I'm a bit camera shy to say the least. From my total of some 17 years service I only have a hand full of pictures. Karl Bushby has also written a book about the start of his journey, it's called 'Giant Steps', from Punta Arenas to Russ...
by Bill Bentley
Tue May 15, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Re: Steven Hughes

Hi Bodge, on the Norland Wendy was also very well known, though I hasten to add that I personally can't remember actually meeting he, she, it. Typically, I was too deeply involved with my work to go to 'parties'. And my still being 'old fashioned' I can laugh at them and their antics but think that ...
by Bill Bentley
Wed May 09, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Re: Steven Hughes

Thanks lads, it's nice to know that fellow warriors, which ever unit they served in, get recognized and remembered by their own kind. Arnie, I've always been a knife nut, long before I met Steve. As you know, exceptional times draw exception people to the front. They are not always the big mouthed h...
by Bill Bentley
Sun May 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steven Hughes
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Steven Hughes

Captain, Dr. Steven J. Hughes passed away yesterday, most of you will never have heard of him. Steve was once the RMO of 2 Para and prepared us medics for what was to come during the Falklands war of 1982. He attended our injured throughout our training and during our long voyage South on the MV Nor...
by Bill Bentley
Sun May 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: HANDOVER OF CHAIRMAN - PETER FARRELL TO PAUL WIGMORE
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: HANDOVER OF CHAIRMAN - PETER FARRELL TO PAUL WIGMORE

Hi Peter, that came rather suddenly, I trust that you are well. Also my thanks for your efforts on all of our behalf. Being chairperson of anything is often a thankless task with long hours of trying to get things done that nobody ever sees ! A big welcome to Paul, may you keep the boat afloat and s...
by Bill Bentley
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very Interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Very Interesting

Hi Arnie, it is not those who do reply to my views that necessarily consider me to be crazy, but I have to assume that those who do not bother to reply in some way either consider the expressed opinions to be unworthy of a reply or too crazy to want to express their own opinion about. Or maybe they ...

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