JOAN & DANNYS ARMY DAYS

   A little look back to our Army  Days

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Joanie made it to Corporal Cook and myself  to Gunner RHA

so Joan is in Charge and I'm happy with good grub and a hard working wife.

------------------------------------------------------------------------      This is my  first Parade, Danny  at Oswestry Training Camp

                                     Feb 1952

                                " What a shambles"

           We Thought this Inspection would be really good

            But the Battery Comander thought it was a mess

                 THE DINING HALL OSWESTRY CAMP 1952

               They used big square Alloy Trays with compartments

for all your meal so your corn flakes got into your Beacon and

                  eggs if you walked to your seat to fast.

After one week in the Army I had the Mump's

and was taken to the Chester Military Hospital

for two weeks so got seperated from John the

lad on my left who belonged to Bonnyrigg in

Midlothian Scotland.

Final Passing out Parade after four weeks at Oswetery

We are now off to Rhyl North Wales for another six weeks

intensive training before geting posted to our sevice units

          Off to Rhyl  Kimmel Hall Camp for to get polished up          

                    Danny on front Row first on the right

                                    What A Shambles

Lance Cp Richardson and Lance Cp Pearson

                     Felixstow Camp

  Joanie & Joan  Get to Work on the Grub

More of C Coy 318 Battalion Border Regt

   Joanie and Stella under Canvas Felixstowe

L/C Pearson/ Joan Cleasby/L/C  Richardson

Langaurd Camp Felixstow 1955

           The Girls of C coy 318 Battalion 1955

After six weeks special Training at Rhyl North Wales

 DANNY WAS TRAVELING TO HIS FIRST SERVICE UNIT

               in Munster Larger North Germany

 Danny was in J BTY Block  3rd Regt RHA Dennis Baracks

       Finding my way around  in 1952

Four of us from BHQ Troop off to the NAFFI

                 J BTY ON PARADE FOR CO's INSPECTION

                                My First Duty Truck Duty

           J.BTY Sidi Rezegh Parade,A very special day indeed

(Notice how much work went into the cleaning and Bulling up)

                     This Cromwell Tank looks brand new

Here some of the First Class Chaps in J Bty  they really were The Greatest if any of you Lads are still out there god Bless you

Andy Tom and Pete Tom is sporting our Dress Uniform

                Left to right.Stan,Danny, Ken, Blondie " Busking"

             Just got awarded my RHA's

Tommy Wilkinson and Danny outside the

                     J BTY Billet

        J BTY on Parade again for GOC Inspection BAOR 8

GOC 7th ARMOURED DIVISION (DESERT RATS) TAKING SALUTE

                   J BTY OFFICE IN THE BACKGROUND

OFF TO HAMBURG FOR A DAY OUT THIS PICTURE TAKEN  IN                                                   1953

  

                                  J. Battery Boxing Team

                    Church Course at Bielafield Germany.

               Danny in second row from front third one in

                       RE College Bielafield Germany 1953

Still Have at least 6 months to wait for

                 Leave to come

Spearhead 1 Luneburg Heath

Still on Spearhead 1

Digging in on Spearhead 1. Danny on Right

Duty Truck  waiting outside J.BTY Office

I took this Picture of the Lads of BHQ Troop

saying good bye to me as I was off on Demob

at Ogbourn St George Wiltshire on the 7th of Feb 1954

Gnr Kennady and Gnr Cartwright Cheers Chaps

Home again at Emlin Hall  Braystones (Great)

Wonderful to be back from active Service but now

we had to serve 3years with 251 Regt RATA  but only

Part Time we were on Reserve cross your fingers

no Wars started or we would be called Back

They even gave us a Medal each

Joanie.

 Danny

We are now part of History We were There

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