Do not know where to start really....
I am trying to help a very dear friend of mine.. She was born into the army, born on a camp in Germany as it happens, in 1970. In early 1972, her father was killed, apparently in some sort of road accident whilst serving in Northern Ireland. My friend was less than 2 years old at the time, and so obviously has to all intents and purposes, never met her father, and knows very little about him.
I have managed to find out how she can obtain her dads service record, [via the army themselves] courtesy of some extremely helpful people at the local TA base [100 Field Squadron, Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers]
However, she would very much like to hear from anyone that can remember him, or knew him, met him, served with him, or indeed can remember anything about him. I have all his details here [full name, number, dates etc], but at the moment i think it best just to say he was Sgt John Platt 14/20th Hussars and he died in early 1972.
If anyone can help in any way whatsoever, i know my dear friend will be eternally grateful..
Thank you all very much