The Bike Clubs trip to Ballykinler 2001
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Old soldiers for the Duke Of Edinburgh's, Royal Regiment line
up before boarding the ferry to Northern Ireland. The
following took part in the trip: Toby North,
Stuart Nimmo, Colin Snee, Ron Sutton, Kiki Ball,
Rex Francis, Jamie McCann, Peter Dunlop and Roger
- Bikes lined up before the off.
- Standards on parade.
Standards on parade at the unveiling of the Duke of Edinburgh's
Plaques in the Garrison church. The Plaques
and the framed Duke's band stand emblem was
organized by the Quarter Master Paul McLeod, himself a victim of
the attack on Sandies. From left
Rex Francis........RGBW Association Standard.
Peter Dunlop......The Duke of Edinburgh's Swindon Branch.
Ron Sutton.........Standards Organizer.
Roger Rolls........The Duke of Edinburgh's Old Comrades Standard.
- Bikers arrival at Abercorn Barracks.
Arrival at Abercorn barracks, Ballykinler. Photo taken out side
the guardroom in front
of the Vernon bell. From left to Right: Rupert
Guest, Kieth Bennett, Toby North, MH, Peter Dunlop, Jamie
McCann, Ron Sutton, Tom Guest, Stuart Nimmo, Kiki
Ball, Colin Snee, Rex Francis, Roger Rolls.
- Memorial Site
The Memorial site at Sandies. The Regimental Padre conducted a
service at the site in the Memory of Private Mick
Swanick and Private Taff Coughlan (RWF) who lost
their lives on that fateful day when Sandies was
cowardly attacked by terrorist in Northern
Ireland. On parade at the right hand side
off the photo, Ron Sutton who although
Survived was later medically discharged through the injuries
This is the first time that Ron has made the trip back to Ballykinler,
which made it a very special moment for him.
- The Sgts' Mess.
The Bikers club being well looked after by the Regimental Sergeant
Major Roger Rowley, some of his
mess members and their wive's. What a
great trip, Our thanks to all those in the 1st Battalion for
making the trip another fantastic memory of life in the Regiment.
Jamie McCann will be organizing more trips out with the
1st Battalion on there return to
Hounslow this year. anyone interested should contact Jamie on 07866