A Hawk in Ireland

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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby Geoff Hutch » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:54 pm

How the memory plays tricks, it's amazing to recall the names long forgotten. I think Ernie Pattle was in the troop, I remember I once had to stop him punching Jock Hynes after a bit of name calling (he was going to do a bit more than punch him). It was the first and only time that I saw Ernie in a raging fury. Another incident I remember was we were driving through the town center and one of the lads rifle barrel went through the car window of a drivers door that was being opened as we passed. The door flattened against the bonnet. All hell was to play when we got back to the police station because it was the police sergeants son driving and he accused us of doing it on purpose. I've got a feeling it was Joe Ellis's rifle.

Sorry to hear about Scouse

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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby tigger » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:46 pm

Geoff

was that the same big F.U.B. who used to sit in the ops room there all day and complained of the paint fumes when we decorated the attic where we all slept,

I also remember him coming into the kitchen where we made brews when we came in and the lads had mixed up some batter and eggs and milk and made pan cakes he went ballistic when he couldn't find any milk for his brew

Happy days

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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Trev
There was something about RUC Sgts back then. One day Geoff tasked me to take out the Sgt fom the RUC post in Glassmllin in our Int wagon. He asked me to stop out side the local Catholic school for senior boys. I thought he was just going to sit in the rover and watch them as the left the school. Oh was I wrong he got out and stood right in the gates he was enticing the teenagers to have a go at him.I knew that his problem would become my problem so I told him to get back in the Rover he refused so I told him to get in or I would leave him there on foot. He told me he was gonna report me to Geoff. One of the lads had already informed the Int desk by radio. His complaint dident get far
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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby Mac McNulty » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:55 pm

Hi Trevor,

I last saw Bobby Broe in Salford quite a number of years ago he was working as a Park Attendant in Albert Park in Higher Broughton.

I seem to recall he was living in the Prestwich area but may be wrong.

Cheers

Mac

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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby tigger » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:55 am

Cheers Mac

will see if I can track him from there

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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby Richard REME » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:14 pm

One for the album!
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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby Bill Bentley » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:10 am

Phil,

good choice of words "tasked me to 'take out' the Sgt from the RUC", why didn't you do it (?) then the F.U.B. could not have caused any further problems ... :lol: :lol:

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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:34 pm

Bill he was my responsablity duty first. However I was not going to let him put our lads and those youngsters at risk though and I would have left him bugger the consequences
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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby Arnie » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:56 am

Hi Geoff,

in the last paragraph of your intro you made of reference to the attack on a bus with wives and children on board. You may be interested to know that one of the people who placed the bomb on the bus (incident known as the M62 Bombing) was a girl from Moy the village on the way from Dungannon to Armagh, her father runs a butchers shop in the village, and she was on the run mainly in Europe for a long time. She had a hand in several incidents in BAOR.
She had a brother who was the subject of a 'home run' at a petrol station on the Moy/Dungannon road. The CID Sgt in Dungannon attended. He recognised the him from the biggest piece of him lying on the forecourt, and threw his anorak over it. When the father arrived the RUC Sgt said to him that he "believed that shit under the anorak belonges to you". There were no repercussions on the Sgt.
Your reference to the SSM from the RSDG waking the men to demonstrate lighting a hot water system,is a good point about the good and the bad Sgt Majors. I, for a while, was bilitted in a caravan on top of the hill behind the RUC Bks in Dungannon, C Coy of the Gordons were in the area at the time, and the CSM was a great guy. One day the OC of the Coy said to him, "Oh Sgt Major the Brigadier (3 Bde) is coming at 4 tomorrow try and have the camp tidied up". His answer was the best I have heard in this situation. "No" said the CSM. "I have one platoon patrolling, one platoon getting ready to patrol and one patrol, who will be patrolling the whole night, sleeping. I am not waking the men up just so the Bde Commander can see a sparkling camp. This camp is clean and tidy every morning at 0900hrs. If the Bde Commander wants to see a clean and tidy camp he can visit then". The OC considered this statement, then said "You are absolutely right Sgt Major, Ignore what I said". The next unit to come in kicked me out of the caravan so I was homeless for a while.

Arnie :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby Arnie » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:07 am

PPS.

The family name was McKearney, and the father still owns the butchers shop in The Moy. My memory don't run to a first name.

Arnie

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Re: A Hawk in Ireland

Postby Geoff Hutch » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:52 pm

Thanks for this, it just serves to show what badness can come out of a supposed civilized country


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