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1946 to 1958 => Malaya => Topic started by: rafboy on June 15, 2011, 10:11:58 PM

Title: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
Post by: rafboy on June 15, 2011, 10:11:58 PM
Photo of the 3" Mortar Platoon Malaya August 1952 provided by Roy Hughes via Robert Bonner.  

Back row:Privates G Nolan, A Bryan, W Swindells, C Wilson, W Madden, N Sheel, G Westbrook &
J O'Connor.
Centre: Privates A Nutter, S Taylor, S Thompson, J Swift, D Hibbert, C Heap, J Gordon & R Burnett.
Front row:Lance-Corporal R Norris, Corporal J Ward, Corporal Roy Hughes, Sergeant Bill Kennedy, Corporal George Hughes, Corporal F Bradley & Private R Walsh.

Cliff

Title: Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
Post by: george.theshed197 on June 16, 2011, 02:12:25 PM
Thanks for that Roy via Bob and Cliff,
Wonderful to see that 'cheeky grin' of old Billie Kennedy again, a great character.

I often wonder if the three inseparables - Charlie Marshall, Johnny Marney and Billie Kennedy are still drilling their 'Little Green Platoons' of Wavell Barrack Days? ;D ;D ;D

Apai Tuai George.
Title: Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
Post by: artyhughes on June 16, 2011, 07:42:56 PM
Thanks for that Roy via Bob and Cliff,
Wonderful to see that 'cheeky grin' of old Billie Kennedy again, a great character.

I often wonder if the three inseparables - Charlie Marshall, Johnny Marney and Billie Kennedy are still drilling their 'Little Green Platoons' of Wavell Barrack Days? ;D ;D ;D

Apai Tuai George.

They were a wonderful platoon,they were all national servicemen,with the exception of the full corporals and of course Sgt Bill Kennedy,Charlie Marshall and Johnny Marney are drilling on that big parade ground in the sky,great characters all three of them.

Roy
Title: Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
Post by: rafboy on June 19, 2011, 01:14:58 PM
This photo has been added to the photos section today.
Cliff
Title: Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
Post by: Robert Bonner on June 22, 2011, 10:44:22 AM
Cliff.

If you go to the Regimental Photo Archives site you will find a new photograph showing your father with Jack Carney and others relaxing at Penang.  Photo number MRO 1643.

Robert
Title: Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
Post by: rafboy on June 22, 2011, 02:09:45 PM
Thanks Robert, I had not seen this one before.
Cliff