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Looking for anyone who I served with during my time in Hong Kong served with 68 battery 42Field Regiment from 1954 to 1956 I served as the battery commanders driver look forward to hearing from you
Glad to hear from you Jim hope you are well thanks for getting in touch don't know if you knew Dave Jones driver from 68 bty good mate of mine passed away a couple of years ago have you ever Heard anything from Keith Collins (Dad) if you knew him cheers for getting in touch
sent an email to Joe asking for contact details.
just had a phone call from Joe, he is 81 and keeping fine, unfortunately his Wife passed away 4 years ago.
His BC was called Cambell and the BSM was Baldwin nicknamed Chilli, only allowed to call him that at the xmas dinner. LOL
Joe said he is the one standing at the end of the row with the fag in his hand just before the only one in uniform. He is also the one hunkered down with a lad called Munro with his hand on his shoulder.
Joe will be sorting out his photos and either posting or emailing when his Grandson gets round to helping.
Hi,i served with BSM,Baldwin,(chilli) when he wasBSM,of 79 kirkie Bty,29 Fld Reg,Cyprus 1958-59,Karolas Famagusta,Ialso served with 42 reg,in Plymouth 1957-58.68 Bty, Jock Semple ex,Gnr,now aged 79.
Hi Jphn welcome to the message board. no doubt somebody will recognise you and mention a few things that you would prefer kept quiet. LOL mate
1957 was a long time ago I was only 10 years old....
hows about a bit more info, like where do you live now ? I live 7 miles east of Edinburgh place called dalkeith.
just spoken to Joe Stafford, he is coming to Edinburgh for a few days in April, he will be phoning me so as we can arrange to meet up for a chat. He has also posted off some photos so I will scan and email to you Jim.
Seems to be an awful lot of drinking going on in Hong Kong - just saying!!
thats what squaddies do best. lol
Hi Chris,i stay at Kirkintilloch..dont think their will be any of 42 reg or 29 reg, still on the right side of the turf ,now,who will remember me,,,i visited 29 commando reg, Plymouth,in 1982,,,didnt know anyone as I got demobed in 1960,stay safe mucka,,
spoke to Joe yesterday, we are meeting up Sunday 29th. He will be passing me on way to South Queensferry so we are meeting for coffee at a hotel. He got his Son in Law to email me the photos so once tweaked etc I will forward them onto you Jim.
whilst we were chatting he told me his son in law served with 19 regt in Dortmund and Thirsk, this turned out to be the same postings my son did at the same time in 19 regt. My son said he kinda remembers his name so maybe they will get in touch for old times sake. I will be placing joes photos on the site as soon as we meet and he gives me the names to go with the faces.
Jim I have some more names to add to the photo of the group in Hong Kong.
Front row kneeling is as follows.
L to R = Dave Jones - Charlie Aitken - Joe Stafford - Jim Lowery - ?
Didnt manage to meet up with Joe Sunday but did Tuesday morning on his way back south. We had an interesting chat
and he gave me some more photos with names etc. These are all now on the 68 Bty gallery page. He would like to be put in touch with the Rat Pack so going to phone Drew later.
He is also interested in visiting Korea along with Jim so Jim gave me the contact name and number so started the ball rolling to try and get him on the trip.
a couple of photos up mate the one with all the half naked boddies.
unfortunately Joe cant go to Korea the dates clash with a holiday his family booked for him