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Rab Hill photos

Sometime last year I came into the possession of some photos from Rab Hill that, maybe, haven't been seen by the wider 42 Regt audience before. There's about 40 in total so I will post a few each day starting with these:









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Next batch:








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Another batch:




Brummy Walsh, Barry Hands, Pete Shaughnessy, John "taffy" Cousins


Brummy Maling, John Noe and Joe Vella


The other two being Johnny Mellet and Ron "Taffy" Dibble

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Johnny Attack


Me, Charlie Butler, Alan French and Ron Dibble


Mick Ayre

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Johnny Attack

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Johnny Noe, Brummy Mailing and Colin Harris

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Great photos, great memories!

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well done both of you, I remember most of them but find it hard to remember my post code

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I know that feeling Jimmy :wink:

Here's today's offering:

Lofty Rogan, Rab Hill and Colin Harris


Joe Spendlove




I believe this is Ray Covell's gun?

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I phone jock Simpson yesterday about the photos of him. He isn't on the net so going to text him the link and his son will show him the gallery.

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Good one Chris :+1: We tend to forget a lot of people are not on line still. He probably won't have seen those photos yet. Here is the last but one installment:








Can't help with the other two names I'm afraid?

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Hiya David, some great photos there thanks for sharing them.

The photo of the gun that exploded (TYPHOON) I don’t recognise at all unless another one exploded after i left the regiment.

This photo is of the gun that blew up when a shell exploded in the barrel on 14/02/1972 18 Battery. I was sitting on the seat that you can see.


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Paul, I do believe that another Regt had a similar incident to that of 18 Bty. Possibly 4 Regt? But how Rab got to have this photo in his collection I have no idea but he seems convinced it was 18 Bty (though he calls it 68 Bty)?

I enjoyed seeing his collection after all these years and it certainly brought back some memories. Though the one with Jessie James and myself did set me a challenge remembering the location. They also reminded me of a couple of guys that I had forgotten about; Pravinchandra Patel for one.

So sadly, here are the last of the bunch but I wonder how many others are out there waiting to be discovered?








L to R: Mick Baker, Dennis Melia, Clive Tarr, George Mills and Glyn Fleet