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Disbandment ceremony at Gun Club Hill Barracks, Hong Kong. April 23rd 1968
50 years later and our group of LF's are still going strong
2018


The Band in Cyprus 1957 to 1960

New set of Photos send in by Peter Swensson All the photos came from Robin De Smet Thank you Robin. Robin served in 1953 - 1959 in Trieste, Iserlohn & Cyprus. He played solo clarinet in the band.

Robin De Smet 1958/59


N/K Gerry Jones. Ken Jackson, N/K Alan Bucknall. Ken Monks, George Baines ?,
Arthur Riley, Brian Gill, Gordon Hall, John Bottomley, Higgins, Tom Hudson 1953/54 Wellington Bks


Vic Walters , Roy Melia, N/K, Bill Cuddy

Gerry Jones, Max Mavers


NK, N/K , Tony Broadway , Robin De Smet


N/K Roy Melia
Kneeling, Ray Davies, Bob Askew, Brian Gill

Max Mavers, Pete Strange

Mark Forkin, Robin De Smet

N/K ,Tony Broadway. Harry Birtles


EddyEdwards, Cliff (Chalky) White, N/K, Mick Higgins, Robin De Smet, Peter Townson

Mick Bird, Smith81, Tony Richards (Conducting) Robin De Smet (Clarinet)


Brian Gill on left

 

Dance Band Feb 1958 Cyprus
Bill Cuddy, Derek Broadbent, Bob Gillespie, Robin De Smet, Ray Davies


Robin De Smet, Owen Ashworth

Bob Askew 1956

Brian Gill , Ray Davies, Bob Askew,


Mike Dolan (Troodos Mountians 1958)

Bob Gillespie

Bill Cuddy Cyprus 1958


Ray Davies's, Wedding. Robin De Smet (Best Man)


Robin De Smet & Ray Davies

Mike Dolan and Robin De Smet



Robin De Smet and Ken Jackson Guard Duty 1958/59

Robin De Smet and Mike Dolan


BILL CUDDY, MAX MAVERS, PETER STRANGE

Phil Day, Robin De Smet, Ray Davies, Bob Gillespie, Derek Broadbent

Vic Walters, Mike Dolan, Bob Elcoat, Cliff Baggeley, Robin De Smet
Bob Tresadern, Greek lad, Phil Day, Tom Smith

Alan Bookbinder, Robin De Smet

Vic Walters



Harry Birtles, Owen Ashworth Bury 1954

Robin De Smet, Alan Raw, Terry McNally


Bob Tresadern, Bill Cuddy, Robin De Smet

St Valentine's Dance Cyprus 1958
Gerry Jones
Terry Mc Nally, Robin De Smet, Derek Broadbent,

Derek Broadbent, Jim Brackley, Tommy Smith, Peter Strange, Robin De Smet, Alan Raw, Terry McNally, Mick Bird, Phil Day, (Tony Richards,Conducting)
Joe Cheeseborough, Bill Cuddy, Ted Mathews, Gene Howlett, Wilf Harrison,

Bill Cuddy, Terry McNally, Bob Gillespie, Robin De Smet, Gerry Jones, Derek Broadbent, Alan Raw

Terry McNally, Bob Gillespie, Robin De Smet, (Gerry Jones Bass), Derek Broadbent,

John Meigh, Bob Askew, Joe Cheeseborough, Peter Strange, Alan Raw, Tommy Smith, Mick Bird, Peter Swensson, Mike Dolan, Phil Day,
Gresham Smith, Smith 81, Bill Cuddy, Robin De Smet

Derek Broadbent, Max Mavers, Peter Strange, Robin De Smet, Alan Raw, Terry McNally

Robin De Smet, Brian Elcoat,

George Baines, Bob Gillespie

Bill Cuddy, N/K, Max Mavers

Derek Riley, Arnie Barker


N/K, Tony Broadway


N/K Cyprus 1958

Peter Townson, Malcom Bell, Eddie Davies, Ray Bennett, Keith Greesley, Vic Cadd, Owen Ashworth, Brian Hall
Seated Arnold Barker, Alan Roberts, N/K, Allan Cordall, Tony Broadway, Alan Bookbinder


Allan Cordall, Ray Bennett, Alan Roberts, (Peter Townson, in Uniform) Bert Markie, Tony Broadway,
seated at front Owen Ashworth, Keith Greesley

JIM BRACKLEY, MICK HIGGINS, BRIAN GILL, FRED SMITH, HUDSON ?, NK, NK, KEN JACKSON, TERRY McNALLY, NK, RAY BENNETT, WILF HARRISON, BOB ASKEW, KEN MONKS, NK, TED MATHEWS, NK, ALLAN CORDALL , TONY RICHARDS

Band lines Polemi 1958

Tony Richards NK Limmasol

Cyprus 1958/59

The band went on a destroyer 1958/59

Dance Band working !!!!


Band playing as troops arrive in Cyprus

Band Reunion Dinner 1986


Jim Brackley, Tony Richards Bandmaster and Mrs Richards

Peter Swensson, NK

Frank Rothwell, Peter Swensson, Alf Maddison, N/K,N/K, Jim Martlew, Jim Brackley


Bottom Left N/K, Terry McNally, Peter Swensson, Gordon Hall, Ken Jackson, Fred Smith, Allan Cordall, N/K

Band Reunion Dinner 1988

Jim Brackley, Jim Martlew, Frank Rothwell,

Jim Brackley, Jim Martlew,

Brian Gill, back of Ken Jackson, Terry McNally,

Peter Swensson, Frank Rothwell

Malcom Bell, Peter Townson

Paula Hall and Gordon Hall


Bill Cuddy, Terry McNally, Derek Broadbent, Peter Swensson, Gordon Hall,

facing Allan Cordall, back Malcolm Bell, back Peter Townson

Gordon Hall, Ken Jackson, Terry McNally, back Peter Swensson

Peter Swensson, Derek Broadbent, Robin De Smet, Terry McNally, N/K , Gordon Hall, Jim Brackley,

Jim and Peggy Brackley, Alf Maddison

N/K, Frank Rothwell

Jim Brackley, Frank Rothwell

Col Kevin Hill ? Jim Brackley Peggy Brackley, Alf Maddison

Mike Dolan, Terry McNally, N/K

Band Reunion Dinner 1992


Alan Bookbinder,Peter Swensson, Terry McNally, Davenport

Jim Brackley

Allan Cordall, Peter Townson

Paula and Gordon Hall

N/K, Derek and Barbara Broadbent

Frank Rothwell


left to right round table Barbara Broadbent, Peter Townson, N/K, Paula and Gordon Hall Jim Brackley,
Alan Bookbinder, Peter Swensson, Davenport, Brian Elcoat


TONY LONG

DAVE WIDDOSON

N/K, ROPY MELIA, ROGER RATCLIFFE, GEORGE BAINES


Left hand side BRIAN ELCOAT, DON MARTIN, TOM GRAHAM, KEN SULLIVAN, FRANK JOHNSON.
END OF TABLE. ROGER RATCLIFFE
Left hand table. Right hand side N/K,N/K, N/K, TERRY McNALLY, SAM BRIGGS, JACK THOMPSON, JOHN SNEE, N/K,N/K, GRESHAM SMITH.

Right hand table. Left hand side. IAN GREENALGH,DEREK WINDER, N/K, BOB SHAW, BILL HOUNSLEY, ROY MELIA, N/K,N/K.
End of table. BOB TRESADERN.
Right hand table. Right hand side. GORDON THORPE, N/K,N/K, N/K, John Jones. N/K, N/K,

DRUMMIE ROBINSON, TONY RICHARDS

DAVE WIDDOSON

BRIAN GILL, KEN JACKSON (alto) BILL HOUSLEY ( Clt) GARY SMITH ( Cornet), ROY MELIA (snare drum) WILF HARRISON ( Tenor sax)

TONY LONG

BILL STATON (bass), BOB SHAW (Alto), Gordon Thorpe (alto) Les Cookson (guitar)
ROGER RATCLIFFE (tenor sax) ALAN ROBERTS (drums) Joe Shepherd (trumpet)



JIM BIGGERS (bass) GRAHAM GENT (tenor) ROGER RATCLIFFE (tenor) TONY JACKSON (ALTO) BOB SHAW (alto)



Front row. Front to back. DEREK BROADBENT (cornet) BILL HOUSLEY (Clt) KEN JACKSON (alto) N/K
2nd Row. ROY MELIA (snare drum) N/K N/K
3rd row. WILF HARRISON (tenor) K/N ROGER RATCLIFFE (clarinet)



In front KEITH HARLICK On wall ROGER RATCLIFFE, TINY EVANS, ALAN ROBERTS Behind wall BOB SHAW, TONY McNICHOLAS, IAN GREENALGH
Background BOB THOMSON




Front row. L-R GRAHAM GENT, ROGER RATCLIFFE, TONY JACKSON, BOB SHAW, COLIN HOWARTH
Back row. LES COOKSON, TONY McNICHOLAS, BRIAN ELCOAT, GEOFF FORRESTER, BOB TRESADERN


Front row. GORDON THORPE, PETER CORBISHLEY, ROGER RATCLIFFE,Middle row. BASIL BRACE, N/K, JOE SHEPHERD,
GEOFF COOKSON, Back row ALAN ROBERTS, ROGER STOPHER




Extreme right. TERRY McNALLY, Back to the camera ROGER RATCLIFFE, GORDON THORPE, Sgt BRIGGS.French horn ROY CORBISHLEY, Behind him IAN GREENALGH (trombone)Cornet player with glasses GEOFF JENKINS.Conductor Bdm. MUTLOW



Conductor Bdm MUTLOW


a Young Bugle boy of the Lancashire Fusiliers with an Old Timer with a chestful of Campaign Medals. From reverse appears to be a Grandfather and Grandson with the letter being posted to the former's Daughter, Ethel Lord in the Aitken Sanatorium, Holcomb Brook Nr Bury. Posted in March 1914


Front of Post Card


Aitkin Sanitorium

Bury
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Arnie Walkers Drums collection

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Band Master
J. C. Mutlow


Drum Major

R. Robinson
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Ismalia
1950/52



Osnabruck

1960/63


Cyprus
1957/60
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Osnabruck

1960/63


Cyprus

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The next 4 photos LF's on parade for funeral of victims of the troubles in Kenya,
sent in by
Willie Angus

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2LF's Band
in Trieste,
sent in by
Willie Angus

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the Next 18 photos have been sent in by
Brian Elcoat

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sent to
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Joseph Frederick Lewins
LF Bandsman just after he completed NS.
It is signed by
Robin De Smet


Jerby Camp
Isle of Man
1966
Opening of the house of Keys

Dinger Bell, Dennis Laverick and Big Griff

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5th Bn Band not sure when

the band in Chesham Fold Camp


Peter Jones's Collection of Drummers Photos

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The next 3 of Sutton Coalfield
Junior Soldiers


John (Barney) Woodcocks Collection of Drummers Photos

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Bloody hell Brian
thats abit low
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Lancashire Fusiliers Association Band


Don 1st on left front row
Alan Stalker is is next to him and Jim Brackley 1st left 2nd row


Don Wilson now

Don Wilson who now lives in Canada
Don would love to hear from anyone in the LF Association Band
his e mail address is Donny.wilson@sympatico.ca

He is also hoping to meet up with Association Band this year when they go to Hamilton in Canada
Geoff has Don's Detail on the data base

 

Band and Drums Reunions
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The
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Febuary 2005
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Dr Who's Tardis was there and sent YoYo back to the 60's


Band Reunion
Grant Arms, Ramsbottom 2000