ADVANCE PARTY TO BENGHAZI BFPO 55

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Bill Butcher
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ADVANCE PARTY TO BENGHAZI BFPO 55

Post by Bill Butcher » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:59 pm

On 3 Sept 1962 the advance party went to Benghazi. I was looking after Barney Nadin's son at the airport. The last time I heard he was a Lt Com flying jets.in the navy. Just like yesterday.good old day's

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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:15 pm

Bill
Dident Barney run the post bunk in Herford.

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Post by Bill Butcher » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:21 pm

I think he did

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Post by jacker » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:56 pm

thought that was jackson 75ish

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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:02 am

Paul
Naughty naughty. Know what you meen some of us have long memories we dont mention that person.
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Post by Mac McNulty » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:36 pm

Phil

You don,t mean the Silver Fox type person?

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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:58 am

Mac
Yep
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Post by Arnie » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:40 am

My memory of the occasion was of a bus ride from Tidworth then a long, long delay in Heathrow and an awful lot of beer. The plane if I remember it right was a Bristol Britannia. The seats were facing backwards which was the airlines preferred way of positoning them at that time, not that I remember much about the flight. Fell asleep immediately on takeoff it may have been before. Apparently over France we went through the worst turbulence ever experienced by the flight crew. They woke everybody, that they could (I was not one of them) to have us alert in case of a crash. I woke up just in time to land at Benina.
If I remember correctly in that first couple of days we became familiar term 'self-inflicted injuries'. Long exposure to the Libyan sun. Quite a few were charged.
Another Old Hawk might remember who we took over from. My fading memory believes it was 2 RTR but I am probably wrong. Whoever it was why were they in such a hurry to get out of the place.
OH Happy days.
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Post by Bill Butcher » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:30 am

Another year gone by. 48 years ago we flew out to Benghazi

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Post by mick burgess » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:12 pm

Arnie,
You are dead right it was 2RTR I play golf with an old boy soldier I served with Charlie Welchman who like me spent time at Lulworth and we took over from them in Wavell and Tripoli just prior to the Barche earthqwakes. As you can imagine at the 19th hole we pull up a sand bag and "Swing the Lead"

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Post by Arnie » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:08 am

Mick,
as usual I will lower the tone. When I pull up a sandbag nowadays I have to put an inflated rubber ring on top, and there ain't too much lead to swing. :( :( :D :( :(

Arnie

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