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I lost contact with Joe and Una Ravu about 10 years ago.  I will be going to Fiji, Australia and New Zealand in the near future.  Would anyone have his correct address and phone number. 09 November 2003

Hello to anyone who served 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment 'A' Company, 1958-60. Please contact 
Brian Rowe via following e-mail address.
26 September 2003

I'm trying to make contact with any of the 'D' COY lads between 1990-1993,
in particular the 10 / 11 PL - Steve Mizen, 'Lionel' Blair, 'Streaky',
'Wiz', 'Shutts', 'Prof' Court, Jason Andrews, 'Boggy' Marsh and anyone else
from the battalion come to think of it.
26 September 2003

Hounslow Reunion 6 - 7 September 2003

The plans for when the First Battalion hosts the Regimental Association in Hounslow on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September are going really well.  We are now fully booked for dinner in the Officers Mess on Saturday 6th September.  There is still room for anyone on the Sunday 7th when the Colonel of the Regiment will take the Salute as we march past with the Branch Standards, our affiliated TA, ACF, and CCF contingents and even our Chelsea Pensioners.  There will be a series of photographs after the parade, as we might not be able to repeat this type of event again for a long time , and we are keen to record it.

As a result of some comments I have recently heard, I want to clarify that the All Ranks Dinner at Hounslow on the evening of Saturday 6th September will be in the Officers Mess.  The First Battalion is laying on all the silver and trimmings.  Just because the event is being held in the Officers' Mess, it is not just for Officers.  There will be many other ranks than Officers .... so we should have a great evening !

For programme click here

29 July 2003

For Sale:
1RGBW Sgts Mess Dress @ 250.00
Jacket 44" Chest Sgts Chevrons
Trousers 34" Waist 36" Leg
Worn only half a dozen times cost 450.00
Open to sensible offers !
29 July 2003

Has anyone information of the whereabouts of Neil (Jock) Begley.  Jock left the Regiment in Catterick, believed to have settled in Scotland. 29 July 2003

Hi I would like to say Hi to all the guys' especially Dutch Holland, Steph Davis, Pete Bix, Sam Baker, Tony Brewer and a whole lot more who were in XMG in 1993.  I would like to get in touch with Cpl Steph Davis to say hello if anyone knows his where abouts could htey let me know.  Thanks Banksy. 16 July 2003

I've only just found the website (lucky me eh !).  I was in the Battalion 1986 - 1996, (11Pl, Sigs and MT).  I'm currently working foe ANC driving Artics.  John Hole & Paul Lake work here too.  If anybody knows the where abouts of Jason (Tommo) Thompson or anyone else from D Coy please get in touch.  I will log in every now and then to keep in touch.  All the best lads whatever you're doing now. 16 July 2003

Thanks to all those who spent time and energy in organising the Hungerford reunion, I believe Toby North was the main man.  A great night was had by everyone, myself I met upo with some great friends, it's been 20 years since we were last together.  I have also been in contact via email to others who could not make it on the night.  It has been a really pleasant experience.  So thanks to those I knew who were willing to reminisce about the old times, so many memories and so many good tiomes.  I can only say that if you weren't there then you missed out, try and make it next year, you won't be disappointed.  Trust me.......  25 June 2003

 

Just been browsing the website and what a terrific job you are doing, I imagine it takes a great deal of your time.  Presently living in Shoeburyness if any Ex DERR in the area then call in.  Steve Hunt, Merv Towner, Daryl Burgess, Terry Newton and Trevor Price all contactable.  Would love to hear from any Ex members of B Company. 29 May 2003

Hello to all those "Pad Brats" out there, I have just recently found the site and would like to get in touch with anyone who remembers the WATTS Family.  I would like to know where Keri Mullings (Pete Mullings Daughter) Michael Wright (Jimmy Wrights Son) and Tony Federick are doing now.  I miss the old Army life style. I had so much fun, life in the Army now is just not the same.  It would be great to get in touch with anyone who remembers me. 29 May 2003

On Thursday 19th June 2003 an act of dedication will take place at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire to commemorate those who lost their lives whilst serving in Northern Ireland over the period 1969 - 2001. It will be called ULSTER ASH GROVE. Thee will be a tree planted for each soldier who lost his life.  The reason for this communication is to ask if any body knows the whereabouts or contact details of the Next of Kin of Ptes PULLIN and RANDELL so RHQ can inform them of the above event. We do not have their details, if anybody can assist can you please contact John VENUS at Salisbury on 01722 414536 or E Mail RHQ as a matter of urgency.  Many thanks JOHN VENUS. 24 May 2003

BORIS GOOD AFTERNOON,I AM TRYING TO TRACK DOWN A VIDEO OF OUR TOUR IN L/DERRY MADE BY MYSELF AND "SHAG" HALL,ON RETURN TO OSNABRUCK I MOVED QUICKLY ON PROMOTION HAVING LET SOMEONE BORROW THE VIDEO,I THEN LOST TRACK OF IT,I DO THINK IF WE COULD LOCATE IT,THE RIGHTFUL PLACE FOR IT IS "REDCOATS IN THE WARDROBE",WE REALLY DO NEED A BIG PUSH TO FIND IT,MAYBE THROUGH YOUR WEB AND ALSO AT THE HUNGERFORD RE - UNION,THERE CANNOT BE MANY IF ANY AT ALL VIDEOS SHOWING THE AREA AT THE TIME AND THE EVENTS THAT BEFELL US,AND OF COURSE THE COMPANY BEING COMMANDED BY BRIG SAUNDERS,ALL IN ALL,IT IS QUITE A PIECE OF REGIMENTAL HISTORY THAT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL TO SEE,HOPEFULLY SOMETHING WILL COME OF AN APPEAL...KIND REGARDS DTW 24 May 2003

First of all may I say well done to you all for making this a great site for all of us ex DERR'S.  Hi guys,  This message is mainly for the Northerners who are ex 1DERR.  Is anyone from the Nottingham area or further north wanting to car share to the next Hungerford reunion ?. I live close to j26-j27 of the M1(Mansfield,Ashfield area). Perhaps even travel down on Fri & return on Sunday (meet up with some old friends).  If anyone is interested then please contact me for timings etc. Hope to see you all soon .  Pete Dougan  (Douge)  6Plt  Med Centre  Mr 21 May 2003

To Rent; 2 Bed room flat in Malta, 5 mins from the beach (Meliha Bay).  Weekly Rates: From Jan to May: 150.00 per week.  From June to August: 175 per week.  From September to Jan: 150 per week.
Includes pick up and drop off to Airport. Call Rich Lamb on 07766 761 767 or use the link to send a mail.
01 May 2003

Hi I'm Ronald Perkins I served with the D.E.R.R from 1960 to early 1964.I was stationed at Tidworth, Canada and Malta. Originally with HQ D Company G1098 Stores and then with HQ Company G1098 Stores when D Company was disbanded. I remember Private Delvin and Private Poytner among others. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me so please email me. 24 April 2003

Looking for John Dobie. Anyone who knows his whereabouts please contact me. Last known to be in Canterbury area but has unfortunately moved on. 15 April 2003

 Hi ALL - From Jerry Knight Served A coy 1979 - 1983
Best Known for skiing in the Battalion Cross Country Ski Team.
Hi all I am trying to find Dave Hempsell, anybody have any information that may help.  He was original in A coy then went to HQ coy as a medic.
01 April 2003

I was the Irish full screw in the LAD stores from 79 to 82 and had many a drunken night in the screws mess.  Many names that come floating in are Dave Rose, Mick Haddow, the Finnegan brothers, Snowy Cox, Paddy Donovan, Mark Stevenson, 'Billy' Smart, the Guys in the Tech QM's, the Brigadier, Eric Windsor, etc.  Whatever became of Lt Col Coxon, a fine officer and quite a character..who else would go to the thunderbox in a silk dressing gown?  If anyone does remember me please drop a line.  'Murff' Cox 26 March 2003

Titch and Hilary Shaw invite any Farmersboys along to help us celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary, on 3rd May 2003.  8pm at the Welsey Road Club, Welsey Road, Trowbridge, Wilts.  Look forward to seeing you all (and maybe even getting you to buy me a beer).  For more details email me. 22 March 2003

I would like to hear from anyone.  I'm still in Plymouth.  Too many names to mention.  Please get in touch.

22 March 2003

looking to contact any old friends who were basic training instructors at the depot 1953 to 1955.  I would like to hear from in particular, Spud Taylor and Smudger Smith.

21 March 2003

Looking for anyone who knows me Mark (Jimbo) Davidson from 9 platoon c-sp coy from 1984-1989.
Also did one year 12 platoon d coy 1derr. Specially would like to hear from Mark Tomlinson (mortar platoon), Pearson (12 platoon), Moody and Taff Davies (drums) or anyone else who remembers me. E-Mail to my address or phone 01344 457948 or 07901 616177.
Take care all farmers boys. Jimbo.
19 March 2003

"Another ex DERR ethnically cleansed from RGBW, the purge continues. John Coleman, ex 11Pl and Signal Pl 1DERR, has transferred to the Intelligence Corps. Some people say I have turned my back on the Infantry (maybe). But never on the Farmers Boys. CAVEAT EMPTOR."
Boris, I hope this isn't too scathing, but who cares. 
Unfortunately Sue and I cannot attend this year's reunion due my sister's wedding, please pass on our regards at the function.
Excellent website, keep up the good work.
16 March 2003

If any one out there knows my Dad, Len Wheatley, please get in touch.  He served from 1958 to 1966, the last two years in Malta.  I'm also looking for a Peter who was married to Tommi ?.  They were friends with my parents in Swindon and then in Malta - Thanks... 10 March 2003

James Griffiths posted to British Embassy in Oman two mail addresses, get in contact if you know James I think he is getting lonely out there. 10 March 2003

Hi to all the Farmersboys I served with.  I have rejoined after a 7 year break, not the same now that I am not in the Regiment.  Had some great times with the DERR.  Oh well, only 7 years to go.  I have bumped into a few of the lads and hope I will continue to do so.  If any of you are in sunny Tidworth area there is always a cold beer in the fridge.  Cpl Dave Costema. 10 March 2003

 

Well here's the news from Florida. Not much is going on here, still waiting on the old lady to make a choice on a wedding day and no there is still not a date.  ( Women)  The weather here is warming up and not we are back into the 70's, now the great weather begins. Spring break has just started here with is when the colleges have a break for the spring. And let me tell you something from now till the middle of April this place is just full of good looking sexy bikini clad college girls.  (You just don't know what you have missed!!!!!)  The weather will stay in the 70's and 80's till about July and the it gets so hot it is just not funny. All those of you who were in Hong Kong will understand those damn hot days and nights.  Other than that work is the same day in and day out, the only reason I put up with it is because it pay's good. I'm hoping that sometime this year I'm going to try and get back to UK because I would like to see everyone it has been far to long.  Daz Christian hope everything there is ok you know what I mean and tell Julie I said HI.  Daz Coney you were always a lifer...Paul thought you were a lifer but you have surprised me, what was the real reason for getting out? Stacey your lazy ass needs to get on here and sent a damn email. Well this is just a short note to let you know that I'm still alive and look forward to hearing from everyone. Speak soon Bish  07 March 2003

Noddy Leivers here, any one wanting to get in touch, please feel free to do so. I have lost contact with all my old mates since leaving nearly 12 years ago. I joined the Regiment in 1983 at Canterbury and left from Hong kong in 1989, two years at Junior leaders Folkestone saw the end of my military career, so please get in touch if you know me. 07 February 2003

Marc Drummond (Drummy) 3 platoon, A Coy, 1986-1990 NI and HK spent most of my time on the shooting team, first 6 months in the signal platoon. If anyone remembers me get in touch I fancy a lash up, not to mention catching up on old times. Also looking for Darren Middleton (HQ Coy) I think I was his best man in Hong Kong, if you're out there get in touch. 
Message for Sgt Smith (bit of a runner) I know where your missing beret is! (1989-Hong Kong)
02 February 2003

I served at Tidworth, Malta, Minden and Lybia.  Ii was on the Tibesti expedition along with Mik Kemish, Gordi Quinton and Noddy Dawes to name a few anyone remember this?
I Hope two hear from anyone who may remember me all the best Spud Taylor A coy 61-67
have stacks of photos.
24 January 2003

 

Jonathan Smith (02) is looking for Anthony Melvyn, anyone who knows Anthony, 
can they pass this message on please.
24 January 2003

 

IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM B COY 6PLT 79-82 OR C COY 8 PLT 82-85 05 January 2003

Anyone in 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment 1952-1955 please contact me. 05 January 2003

 


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