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by FUGLY
Thu May 06, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos

The slideshow looks really good, thanks for the link - I will ask around and see if those ferrets are alive an kicking !

regards

jim
by FUGLY
Thu May 06, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos

Thats a really good picture , I bet some of those ferrets are still around, would like to see the others when you have time ? Is it definately 02CC17 on there and maybe not 02CC12 ? (wishful thinking on my part !)

Thanks

JIM
by FUGLY
Sat May 01, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos

Well I finally found the slides from 196? (Families weekend in Paderborn), and the parade that took place on Goldgrund tank training area. Unfortunately, I didn't have my laptop with me so scanning them will have to wait till tomorrow afternoon. Just for tasters though, the guidon party came to the...
by FUGLY
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos

:lol: Thanks for the info lads - keep it coming . the Ferret I am rebuilding is now at the stage where the wiring is going back in - and hopefully we can restart it . Then I need to add a basket on the back. The next job is to restore a SALADIN ! They are a bit rarer than the ferrets , but I have fo...
by FUGLY
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos

I will try and scratch the paint and get the reg number - when they "retire" from the army the numbers are covered up. Love to hear about them though. Currently its a nameless pile of scrap and I want to get its ID back ! Any pics or info welcomed, All visitors welcome . Loads of us. B.Sqn up to and...
by FUGLY
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos

May have some shots of MK1 ferret on some slides I took in Paderborn. Someone will have to remind me of the event. Parents and relations were invited out to visit the regiment for a few days (around 1968/9). They were put up in C Squadron block and the big event took place on Goldgrund, not sure if...
by FUGLY
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD and now a SALADIN

A brief update on the ferrets progress - It is now being rewired and should be running within a few weeks - I am just in the process of buying a derelict SALADIN and that will be the next job. Anyone served on saladins ?
by FUGLY
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos

I am not sure , I will try to add a pic . Its difficult to explain , but if you imagine the steel plate above the radiator on the rear of a ferret ( it has a horizontal surface that slopes up to a shallow point) , the lugs were welded on there ? Its right at the rear. Apparantly it did have a basket...
by FUGLY
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Ferret info - Mick Burgess , Billy Whittle please get in to

I am still on the trail of this old ferrets history - , and have had some help on the thread from Billy Whittle and Mick Burgess (and otheres) , but its all gone a bit quiet ? - I am interested in the time period from Summer 1974 to April 1976 , if that fits in ? The renovation is going well and the...
by FUGLY
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON FERRET - HERFORD - Any memories or photos ?

mick burgess wrote:Hi Fugly,
See the info below ref Herfy and other great beers give them a ring

http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/
Mick
Hello Mick - I have sent you a PM about possible pics ! You may have been one of its drivers 1

Cheers Jim
by FUGLY
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON FERRET - HERFORD - Any memories or photos ?

Hi Fugly, we do have a bit of a museum which is in Fullwood Barracks in Preston but i dont know if you will find any veh details there. I'm sure i saw on here some where that there is an archivist but for the life of me i cant remember, maybe Bob Harrison can help on that. To be honest it could hav...
by FUGLY
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON FERRET - HERFORD - Any memories or photos ?

Hiya Fugly, Herforder pils can still be bought but i'm not sure if anyone sells it in the uk unless you go to a wine and beer supplier and ask them ? maybe someone else on here can correct me. atb Billy Hello Billy I saw from your profile that you were with HQ squadron at Herford. I dont really kno...
by FUGLY
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON FERRET - HERFORD - Any memories or photos ?

Hi Fugly "Do you realise the consequences by offering free beer for information on this site , you must have very deep pockets. " Oh yes , am happy to pay in Pils (thats herforder or similar, rather than some drug!) But there is a catch.... Ok - The deal is that anyone who can find me a picture of F...
by FUGLY
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

HERFORDER PILS ANYBODY !

I had a vist on Saturday from one of the ex - commanders of the Ferret I am rebuilding - He hasn't seen it for 31 years but when I showed him the rubbish pile that came from under the engine he immediately recognised two beer bottle tops. He and his wife simultaneously said " HERFORDER PILS ! " thes...
by FUGLY
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HQ SQUADRON MK 1 FERRET - HERFORD - memories / photos ?
Replies: 52
Views: 14292

Re: HQ SQUADRON FERRET - HERFORD - Any memories or photos ?

Cheers Rik

Its a great pic ! I was sent this one which is 02CC12 and I have since spoken to the vehicle commander in the pic - I learned loads from him , and he is coming to see the ferret !http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2119074 ... 2871vBToBp