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Back Row L to R.
1. Les Hurd 2. Alan Bates 3. Sam Tinson 4. Denis Moore
5. F Connor 6. Eric Margison 7. Cannot Recall 8. S Ruff 9.
Tony Anthistle 10. Jimmy Kavanagh 11. ? Rostron 12. Alan Smith.
Middle Row L to R
1. Victor Harris 2. Matt Kenny 3. Peter Holmes 4. ? Hobson
5. Taffy Williams 6. Alan Blain 7. Cannot Recall 8. Cannot
Recall 9. David Mckecnie 10. Robin Engleby 11 John Hughs 12.
John Stanway 13. Ben Cope 14. ? Entwistle
Front Row L to R
1. ? Ollerenshaw 2. Tubby Daniels 3. Gorden Hall 4. Ray
Newton 188.8.131.52.9. Depot Training Staff 10. Cliff Sexton 11.
Bob Lomax 12. Ray Dearden 13. ? Brown
Other Names I Remember who are missing from photo.
Geoffey Holmes, Bernard Openshaw, Brian Kay, Ginger Maddocks,
This is a photo taken at the same tim eall the intake split
into 2 platoons all 72 joined the same day We all Spent 2
years together a good number of us in HQ M T Signals HQ office
etc we were all best of mates.
sent in by Geoffrey Holmes
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The photo you have is only 1 of 2 taken at the same time the
intake that time was 72 LFs trained at the Kings Own Depot
the 1st time we met up with an LF was 12 weeks later at Formby
before we embarked for Egypt spending 19 days as rear guard
in Genifa before flying to Kenya to join the Battalion to
take the place of the NS lads who had finished there service
in Dec 1952 the Mau Mau troubles we left Kenya in August 1953
on the Empire Fowey in the uk Barnard Castle was our base
before Iserlohn Germany I went on the advance party in November
the rest of the Battalion joined us before Christmas returning
for demob in July I got to the gate at Wellington Bks and
they wouldn't let 11 of us in we were told we were no longer
LFs and for us to take the train to Liss Hants fo demob as
we were Royal Engeneers AeR reserves we never made it to our