. I liked those old telephones. A friend of mine showed me how to wedge a piece of cotton wool in the return coin slot, the next day hook it out with a piece of wire and get a shower of (I'm sure they were sixpenny pieces) ... but you are a bit older than me John so it might have been a three penny bits in your day .
Service Details: Joined at Wolverhampton April '52. Square bashing at Hadrian's Camp, Carlisle. Joined 14th/20th at Crookham and posted to Recce Troop. Regiment sailed from Liverpool on ss 'Lancashire' in Nov. '52 to Tripoli, Libya and on arrival at Sabratha posted to 'A' Squadron. Flew twice to Canal Zone in '53 & '54 for divisional motorcycle trial & div. exercises, both times returning on LST 'Snowdon Smith'. On demob in '54, posted to Staffs, Yeomanry at W'ton. Finally paid off in '56.
could those 'noisy kids' have been Scots ? I've just looked at your profile and noted that you started at 'Hadrians Camp, Carlisle'. So presumably not only did you use Beacon signals but you (Romans) cleared the peaks, of forest, to create 'the line of sight'.
We use to send messeges by cutting notches in a stick. Sent one to a friend he phoned me and ask what 3 notches ment. I said how the hell should I know but at least you phoned me so its on your bill Phil