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Daddy Mac

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?

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who remembers the old guy in the food stores in lippstadt god he was old

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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!

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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.

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Jim that ration storeman was Paddy Kilroy, Bob Jackson was one of the driver in Cyprus

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Big Jim
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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!
Paddy Kilroy - I met him in the UJ Club around 1970, he was still living there. He was employed as the Ration Storeman at Woolwich - you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

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any photos of paddy jim?

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There was another ex-National Serviceman in the QMs Dept or is this one and the same?

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David are you thinking of Slim Cheesborough, Paddy Kilroy enlisted during WW2.

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Brian, I seem to recall a L/Bdr who was a National Serviceman in the 1157 stores?

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David that would have been Alec Heppenstall........................(Fill in the blanks).


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wasn't alex hepinstall paddy kilroys boss to ?

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No, Slim Cheesborough was the Ration NCO, he was Paddy's boss.

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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.

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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 .

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DavidP
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.
The Regimental Clothing Store was Alec's personal piece of heaven, he was master of all he surveyed, the place was immaculate, kept that way by an old, jack boot wearing, German guy. I recall on kit exchange day queueing down the ramp to be called in to Nirvana, one at a time, clutching the item of kit that required exchanging. The inquisition started and if Alec was satisfied with your explanation it would be exchanged, one lad wanted to exchange his plimsoles as they were too small. Alec agreed on the understanding that he washed them and brought them back in a condition whereby he could put them back on the shelf ready for reissue, whereupon the lad turned round and proceeded to launder them in Alec's newly replenished fire bucket. Laugh? I thought both Alec and I were about to have a heart attack.:scream: :fearful: :cold_sweat: