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 Post subject: JWS 65
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:06 pm 
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Mortars and MMGs etc

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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:09 am 
I don't recognise anyone Mackem. Perhaps there is a reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Regards


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:55 am 
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That's alot of invisible men there :P

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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:11 am 
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    Use the force :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:55 pm 
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Seems to the mortars were WELL cambed up.


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:15 am 
Mackem wrote:
Mortars and MMGs etc

Mac,
We are trying to drop the hint that there are NO photos..


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:38 pm 
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Mortars to the rescue,,,,,,,,, the photo is there now !!


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:48 am 
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George Collier
Ging Hunt (RIP)
Jok Maine (RIP)
Geordie Thornton.
Mouse (Grumpy) Thompson
Sgt Dougie McKenna
Vic Chapman (RIP). Fell overboard on RUT from NI.


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:26 am 
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Front row (sitting) exteme right is that Harry ?????

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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:42 am 
Forever Young wrote:
Front row (sitting) exteme right is that Harry ?????


I make that Harry too, and front centre is Lenny Clarke and on his left Larry?- he was a Coy clerk then possibly Bn clerk????.


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
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Jess the one on Nobbies right as you look at the photo looks like a very young Larry Fixter ?


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:07 pm 
trevor caudwell wrote:
Jess the one on Nobbies right as you look at the photo looks like a very young Larry Fixter ?


Thats it-Larry the Fix Fixter-nice one Trev-good to see you still have some memory left-don't suppose it includes all the pints you owe me.


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
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Sounds like Jess is in the same situation as me Trev......we'll settle for a case of Dakota Airborne each!

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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
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Jess, will buy you a pint any time not so sure about your Welsh mate who has attached himself to you,i used to no some body like that and yes he was Welsh wore funny trousers ,but was your mate when a pint was going or a two piece bean and a coffee.and a shave in bed.


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:05 am 
Two piece bean, shave in bed AND don't forget the shoe shine boy. One of the guys booked shoe shine and next morning when the golly arrived there were 20 plus pairs of boots under his bed!!!!!! Old GINGE was a shrewd one though. He must have made millions out of us.


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
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[quote="green leader"][quote="Mackem"]

Is that big Andy Anderson directly behind you George?


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
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jesshirst wrote:
Forever Young wrote:
Front row (sitting) exteme right is that Harry ?????


I make that Harry too, and front centre is Lenny Clarke and on his left Larry?- he was a Coy clerk then possibly Bn clerk????.


Jess do you remember Harry's last name, it's gone from me

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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:48 pm 
Forever Young wrote:
jesshirst wrote:
Forever Young wrote:
Front row (sitting) exteme right is that Harry ?????


I make that Harry too, and front centre is Lenny Clarke and on his left Larry?- he was a Coy clerk then possibly Bn clerk????.


Jess do you remember Harry's last name, it's gone from me


No mucker-its been bugging me since I saw the photo, I remember him being a full screw and I can conjure up some senior rank/ossifer calling him but that bloody surname escapes me.

Think his nickname was Harry the chin?? but thats got f-all to do with his surname!!


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:54 pm 
trevor caudwell wrote:
Jess, will buy you a pint any time not so sure about your Welsh mate who has attached himself to you,i used to no some body like that and yes he was Welsh wore funny trousers ,but was your mate when a pint was going or a two piece bean and a coffee.and a shave in bed.


Fug me its in writing-better book my ferry to Uk for Blackpool 2011!!!!! :o


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Back row LtoR
Dad McEnna,Bill Nuckey,Tom Vauls,Les Brooks,Andy Anderson,Les Singer, ? Dave Holvey,Paddy Bergan
Vic Chapman RIP,?Sharp?,Ian Mcellar RIP died of wounds received Plaman Mapu.
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?, ?, Joe Forshaw,me,Kieth[Nasty]Langstrath,Mousey Thompson, ? ,Harry Smith RIP KIA Plaman Mapu,
Dave Chadwick,Nobby Clark.
Front
George Collier,Ginge Hunt,? ,? ,Alan Main RIP, Len Clark,Larry Ficster,Les Thornton, ? ,Harry Kinloch,


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:28 am 
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This memory business is a bugger as we ger older eh Jess?......Mackem's got it, Harry Kinloch (The Chin) and yes he was a full screw used to know Harry well he and I got pulled from the Btn in the 1972 tour and sent over to work in the MRF (secret squirrels).....wonder where he is these days

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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:43 am 
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Some members of the MRF were involved in a 'drive-by' shooting when they opened fire with an illegally held Thompson on a group of guys who were keeping guard over their community. That all got swept under the carpet in the end. Shame because the'd actually done some good work including the Four Square Laundry.

'Glen Road shooting
On the morning of 22 June 1972 shots were fired from a civilian car on the Glen Road, wounding two men on the street, and a third, Thomas Gerard Shaw, in the bedroom of a nearby house.

A year later, on 23 June 1973, the Belfast Telegraph reported the trial of 26-year-old Sergeant Clive Graham Williams, with Brian Hutton prosecuting.

On the second day of the trial Sergeant Clive Graham Williams walked into the the witness box and identified himself as the commander of a unit of the Military Reaction Force attached to 39 Infantry Brigade. (Note his use of the word 'Reaction' rather than 'Reconnaissance' as in the official title given to the unit by the media, the Provos, the two double agents and Army statements released after the Four-Square attacks. Was the designation 'Military Reaction Force' an error on the part of Williams, or was it the Army's term for this elite grouping, or was it a term which defined a role for one of the sections within the Military Reconnaissance Force? [12]
Williams was found not guilty by an 11 to 1 majority verdict. Charges had previously been dropped against Captain James McGregor who had been in the car with him, and who had previously been named to the IRA as a leading MRF member by Wright and McKee.[13]

Other plain clothes shooting incidents
Martin Dillon cites a number of other incidents in Belfast in 1972 that may have been linked to the MRF:[14]

- The killing of Patrick McVeigh in Andersonstown by plain-clothes soldiers on 13 May 1972.
- The shooting of Jerry and John Conway by plain-clothes soldiers on the Springhill estate several weeks earlier.
- A shooting incident involving a plain-clothes army patrol on the Shankill in May 1972.
- The killing of nineteen-year-old Daniel Rooney and wounding of 18-year-old Brendan Brennan by a plain-clothes army patrol in the St James district on 27 September 1972. Lieutenant-Colonel Robin Evelegh of the Royal Green Jackets subsequently produced a car with bullet holes that he claimed Rooney and Brennan had fired on. A statement asserting Rooney's innocence was read at local Catholic churches on 1 October. '


Later got disbanded and 14 Int/The Det came into being. Barry Rogan tried to put me forward for 14 Int but I had to turn it down because of the then wife's difficulties.

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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Hmmmmm, well I'm still keeping schtum on that gig all I will say is that it wasn't easy

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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
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Is that the same Chadwick who had the accident on the gym horse in Bahrain??
Because I don't recognize him if it is?? Does anyone know what happened to Jack Sharp??? Back row 2nd from right.
Chad appears at the re-unions.


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 Post subject: Re: JWS 65
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:52 pm 
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It was Daves brother Jim who had the accident,they both get to
Blackpool although not this year.
Jack Sharp returned to Blighty for demob not long after the photo
was taken along with Nobby Clark?
What was the point of flying them out ?


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