I (Chris Dunham) take no responsibility for the messages on the message forum.
As this is an automated script and at present has no validity checking, I cannot be sure what may appear on the board.
Please note the messages do not contain the views of the myself, merely the posters personal opinion.
If you notice any messages of an offensive nature please email me at
Hi all. Haven't been in touch for a while. Speaking with an old mate who served with RAOC in Fallingbostel whilst 42 were there. He asked me if I knew 'Daddy Mac' the oldest gunner in the Regt at that time. Believes he was killed in Northern Ireland? Anyone remember him?
who remembers the old guy in the food stores in lippstadt god he was old
Ration Storeman Paddy Lacey?
Never drew his pay until taking leave once a year, stayed at the Union Jack Club in London and blew the lot in one go!
Ralph, I remember Daddy Mac and I can confirm he was killed in NI. Ironically, or by plan, Jim posted this account of his death today:
A sad loss and they will be remembered.
P.s. I also remember Paddy Lacy.
Jim that ration storeman was Paddy Kilroy, Bob Jackson was one of the driver in Cyprus
any photos of paddy jim?
There was another ex-National Serviceman in the QMs Dept or is this one and the same?
David are you thinking of Slim Cheesborough, Paddy Kilroy enlisted during WW2.
Brian, I seem to recall a L/Bdr who was a National Serviceman in the 1157 stores?
David that would have been Alec Heppenstall........................(Fill in the blanks).
wasn't alex hepinstall paddy kilroys boss to ?
No, Slim Cheesborough was the Ration NCO, he was Paddy's boss.
Brian, Alec is the guy I remember, thanks. I didn't realise we had more than one ex National servicemen in the Regt? I was under the impression Alec was the only one. I'm afraid I don't remember Paddy or Slim.
paddy was a real old bugger slept in the ration store and used to play hell when we ran out of something and had to go down and knock on his door .