Where has everybody gone

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Bill Bentley
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by Bill Bentley » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:46 pm

Wow Mick,

you wrote it all so quickly and, I am glad, proud to say that I knew 7 of the 9 names that you mentioned, dare I even say that one was a friend (not the sort of thing one normally says about RSM's ex-RSM's :lol: ).

That said, your memory is slipping as at least one name is missing: Skip Rae another ex-RSM who was, in his youth, a friend of mine. Bless 'em all, bless 'em all, the long and the short and the tall ...

In fact, having just checked the list Paul pointed us to, I knew the last dozen RSM's at some point in their service, man does that make me feel o l d ! :wink:

Arnie
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by Arnie » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:16 pm

Mick, 58/59 Alec Prevett was RSM when RHQ was in Hohne by ityself. He was still around until the Guidon Parade in 1961 in Hohne. Bones Witney in this time was RQMS, certainly until we were in Benghazi.

Arnie :D :D :D :D :D

mick burgess
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Posted Hohne Regt came together1961
Benghazi, Cyprus, Perham Down, Lulworth,
Tidworth, Herford, Manchester, Lulworth,
Catterick, Munster 1992 KRH Lulworth.
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by mick burgess » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:31 pm

Hi Bill/Arnie,
Thanks for the input and proving to Marion "I don't know everything" poor OLD Bugger.
Take care old Hawks.
Mick/Marion

john kerwin
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by john kerwin » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:38 am

Come on wake up. 8) Hols are over. :(

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Paul W. Baker
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by Paul W. Baker » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:46 pm

The majority of posts are made on Facebook these days which is a massive shame. I am trying to attract people back to the website by only putting updates of the reunion on the website now with links on Facebook. This I hope will get people to return to the website.

Paul

sammy
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Post by sammy » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:54 pm

Thanks for your help in keeping this website in use, I firmly believe that this site is far better than any other site I have ever visited or used, it is a great pity that it is no longer seen as our main way of communicating with each other. Well done Paul
Sammy

john kerwin
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by john kerwin » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:05 pm

Glad to hear from you both. I was feeling all alone :D

mick burgess
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Tidworth, Herford, Manchester, Lulworth,
Catterick, Munster 1992 KRH Lulworth.
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by mick burgess » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:49 pm

You both echo my feelings as well keep trying Paul I am positive some of our aged Hawks like me will keep using this site. My grandkids tell me I should move with the times and get "Twitter, Face Book " etc never been on them and seeing all the heart ache and stress they appear to bring will not try.
Keep up the good work health and happiness to you all.
Mick/Marion

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bodge
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by bodge » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:21 pm

Keep it going Paul.
I visit the site every day.
Bodge

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Paul W. Baker
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by Paul W. Baker » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:52 pm

I come most days though rarely post I must admit.

Mick, you are correct about Facebook, I will probably be deleting my account sometime after the reunion.

mick burgess
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Benghazi, Cyprus, Perham Down, Lulworth,
Tidworth, Herford, Manchester, Lulworth,
Catterick, Munster 1992 KRH Lulworth.
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by mick burgess » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:29 pm

Hi Paul I was sent this sad news about Johnny Marcelle thought it would be prudent to put it on the site because he had such an influence on us all and he did a marvellous job of organising parcels to the lads in Iraq and Afghanistan plus his tireless work with Blind Veterans.
Hope this is OK


PWO2 J M MARCELLE
14TH/ 20TH KING’S HUSSARS 1948-1972
It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of WO2 John Michael Marcelle on Sunday 8th January 2017, aged 85
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 24th January 2017 at 11:00 am, at South Essex Crematorium, Ockendon Road, Upminster, RM14 2UY. All are welcome.
Family flowers only please. Donations in John’s memory will go to St Dunstan’s (Blind Veterans UK). A collection will be taken at the service, or donations may be sent via the Funeral Directors, Coop Funeral Care, 90 Dagenham Road, Rush Green, Romford, RM7 0TJ.
A reception will be held afterwards at The Royal British Legion, 54 Weston Road, Romford, RM1 3LP. Parking is available on site.
John is survived by his children Sandra, Tony and Nicholas. Should you wish to write, Sandra’s address is:
Sandra Hammond
24 Lincoln Avenue
Rush Green
Romford
RM7 0SR
The family plan to inter John’s ashes into the Regimental Columbarium on Sunday 12th November 2017.
To assist with planning, please inform HHQ if you are attending the funeral. Telephone: 01962 828539 or Email: RACHQ-KRH-HHQ-N-AdminOffr@mod.uk.

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Paul W. Baker
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by Paul W. Baker » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:07 pm


mick burgess
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Joined B Sqn Berlin Dec 1958
Joined C Sqn Celle Feb 1960
Posted Hohne Regt came together1961
Benghazi, Cyprus, Perham Down, Lulworth,
Tidworth, Herford, Manchester, Lulworth,
Catterick, Munster 1992 KRH Lulworth.
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by mick burgess » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:05 pm

Sorry "Boss"
I kept looking at the board index but couldn't find the condolence/obituary link silly old bugger

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FERDY
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by FERDY » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:48 pm

Mick,
I posted the details of John's demise on here, on the day of his passing, and, further, posted the Funeral details as soon as I was informed of them, on here, when I was made aware of them by HHQ.
If you can stay calm when all around you is in Chaos, Then you have not properly understood the Situation!! :roll: :roll: :roll:

mick burgess
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Joined C Sqn Celle Feb 1960
Posted Hohne Regt came together1961
Benghazi, Cyprus, Perham Down, Lulworth,
Tidworth, Herford, Manchester, Lulworth,
Catterick, Munster 1992 KRH Lulworth.
Retired Dec 2006 after 50 years/6 months
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Re: Where has everybody gone

Post by mick burgess » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:03 pm

Sorry Ferdy not trying to impose mate but I hadn't seen it on this site and had a number of notifications in my inbox so thought I would let you Haws know please accept my apologies. I consider myself well and truly "Bollocked :oops: :oops: "

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