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Welcome Ian Tennant

Post by Mac McNulty » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:45 pm

Welcome Ian Tennant

Good to see a Hawks Officer and one of my Squadron Leaders to boot joining the site.

Good to see you here Sir!


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Re: Welcome Ian Tennant

Post by DRAC » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:43 pm

Welcome aboard Ian, good to hear from you
lets hope more of "our" elite officers clock in
Fond regards
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Re: Welcome Ian Tennant

Post by Ron Flowers » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:06 pm

Good to see you on this site as well Ian. Int reunion going on.
Cheers Ron

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Re: Welcome Ian Tennant

Post by Hawk195 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:21 pm

Welcome Ian
The last time I an remember you from is when we both had our troops in Carrickfergus Police Station.
Hope you well.

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Re: Welcome Ian Tennant

Post by Bill Bentley » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:43 pm

I'm happy to welcome Ian Tennant too.

I was his gunner at one point and if memory serves he didn't always wait until he had 'jumped down off his tank at the end of the day' before enjoying a whiskey. (Tribute to Les Kearton) I remember an unbroken line of tracer from the sharp end of the gpmg all the way to the target, a couple of thousand yards away and the C.O. screaming over the radio 'short bursts'. Ian replied 'hic, it's run away', grinned and hung on to the trigger till the belt was expended. I guess we were all young and a bit daft back then. I was always happy to have Ian as my boss because he also overlooked the failings of us lesser mortal beings ... the common soldier.

I should like to have seen a ripe Ian as an OC, I bet he wasn't half bad.

Welcome on board Ian (Sir).

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Re: Welcome Ian Tennant

Post by PINKY » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:29 pm

Hi there,
I did 3 years in Berlin 1985-88 with 3 Sqn Ldrs. Ian you were by far my favourite. If you recall I was 'dicked' to do the officers mess for 6 months with Bert Wilde (what a star).
Got some great memories of looking after you and a few others like Reynolds, Stuart-Mills, Gossage and Winterton). Recall your 2i/c at the time was a bit of a.............(.)(.).......you know what I mean.
B SQN - the one and only B.A.S.

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Re: Welcome Ian Tennant

Post by Paul W. Baker » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:47 pm

Probably the best squadron leader I had. B Sqn and Berlin was hard work but also a lot of fun then, short lived as some idiot took over! Remember us hitting the hit flask he had hidden in his overalls before we took part in the allied forces day parade in Berlin and 1985, nice whiskey that!

Great to see him at the Dorchester reunion last summer when he and I disappeared with a drink for a long catch up. A damn good man, nice to have you on board sir!!

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Re: Welcome Ian Tennant

Post by Ian Tennent » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:41 pm

Thanks guys for your very kind comments. But of course it makes two to tango and it was all your contributions and companionship that made life such fun for me. I will try to get to the reunion next year. Sadly can't make it this year - I'm auditing Brunei Garrison - bummer !!!!

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Re: Welcome Ian Tennant

Post by Paul Keller » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:35 pm

Welcome to the site Ian, always remember with great pride when you were HQ Sqn leader in Munster, your distinct dislike of Compo rations was legendary !! (as was your love of Scotch !!)
I remember you being succeeded by Simon Lang, another Sqn Leader i was proud to serve under, wonder where he is now ???
Then it's Trooper this, an Trooper that
And Trooper how's yer soul?
But it's "Hawks are bloody 'ero's"
When the tanks began to roll!

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