Al Beveridge wrote:Hi Les, These photographs are great and bring back many memories. However, as far as my memory goes yourself and Mick Herbert were stationed at Newcastle, Co Down police station, with my troop. You were both the SHQ Operators which supported us. When you and Mick went on R & R myself and Mr Bowes-Lyon stood in for you.
Looking at the first photograph that is me coming out of the Ops Room in Newcastle Police station compound. I have never stayed in Bangor, apart from visiting it for a day out shopping.
Which one of us is correct? Al.
Geoff Hutch wrote:Thanks for posting these, as I wrote in a Hawk in Ireland I was on a night off with my half troop from Newry and was at Gosford that night. Mick came in the bar and we had a pint together before he left, for what I thought was Newton Hamilton. Al Bev put me right on that and I've since changed it. Mick was a good friend, he took me under his wing when I was a new boy in Paderbourne and again when he ran the ski hut on snow queen. I managed to swap my R&R and went to his funeral with Trevor Batcheldor, It was a very sad affair but his family most welcoming and generous with the drams before and after. A great bloke and as a trooper he was a hero of mine, gone but not forgotten.
Brian Moulton wrote:Seem to remember a conversation Les, where you told us that at the telephone box, you just went down and played dead. Am I dreaming this ?
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