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by allen1
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kipling, Europe and Brexit
Replies: 66
Views: 26716

Re: Kipling, Europe and Brexit

Thanks Bill. I moved here after leaving the regiment and haven't regretted one minute. I spent 11 years in the NZ Territorials(Engineers) so got to understand the way of thinking. great country, great people. I am watching the Brexit saga closely and am amazed at the crap the PM is putting up with. ...
by allen1
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kipling, Europe and Brexit
Replies: 66
Views: 26716

Re: Kipling, Europe and Brexit

Hi guys. Just a comment on B Sqn in Berlin when I was with them(59-61). We were located in Spandau Barracks next to the prison. We were equipped with MK5 Centurions. No Conquerors in my time. Most notable event was responding to a "Red Alert" on a Sunday morning, about 04:00. Ready troop formed up a...
by allen1
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Who Remembers Reg Burkey?
Replies: 20
Views: 10131

Re: Who Remembers Reg Burkey?

Hi Tony. I recall Wally. Have a photo of him somewhere. Will dig it out and post it when found. Cheers, Scouse Jones.
by allen1
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Regimental Chat
Topic: Who Remembers Reg Burkey?
Replies: 20
Views: 10131

Re: Who Remembers Reg Burkey?

I remember Sgt Reg Burkey. His claim to fame was running his household like the Guards training depot and sorting out a noisy budgie. Also rumour had it that the cat did enjoy its time in the oven. Where would we be without these characters. :D :D Al Jones.
by allen1
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Where Is He Now ?
Topic: 'Taff' Perry
Replies: 15
Views: 11081

Re: 'Taff' Perry

I was Taff's gunner in Berlin (1959). We had a great crew and Taff was one of the best commanders you could serve with. The only time I could have criticised him was one time on Soltau on our annual scheme. Taff had jumped off to answer the call of nature. Now this was during a really cold week and ...
by allen1
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Climbing deaths on Mount Kenya
Replies: 12
Views: 8155

Re: Climbing deaths on Mount Kenya

Barry Bunn is in a photo I posted in the photo album section. He sitting to my left on the ground outside a ferret on radio watch. The photo is just under a Centurion tank publicity shot. Check the 'Allen (Scouse) Jones collection. I was sorry to hear about the loss of these guys. Barry Had a great ...
by allen1
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Where Is He Now ?
Topic: missing RSM's
Replies: 7
Views: 4733

Re: missing RSM's

I was in Ted Morris's troop in Tripoli. He was troop sergeant. I used to drive his saracen from time to time. On one occassion our troop officer took our only local maps during a squadron exercise in the desert. SIR said to Ted just stay on the (barely noticable) wheel tracks and you should be alrig...