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Offline hisnibbs

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Stanley Pilkington photographs
« on: June 23, 2009, 01:31:36 PM »
Hi
Im looking for photographs of my father,he served in germany Spandau prison, and malaya 5th platoon B company (1951).
his name is Stanley Pilkington of Wigan .Any photographs forwarded or information given will be gratefully received.

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Offline george.theshed197

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Re: Stanley Pilkington photographs
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 02:00:11 PM »
Hi there,
Seems to be some confusion here, you state '5th Battalion Malaya' - do you by any chance mean '5 Platoon, B Company, 1st Bn Malaya'?  Some idea of dates would be a help, was he an NS man or Regular? The only time the 1st Bn  did a Spandau guard in Berlin that I am aware of was 1951 - I was with B Company from about Oct/Nov 1949 to Aug/Sep 1952 and was on that guard but the name does not come to memory at all with me.
Cheers,
George.

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Re: Stanley Pilkington photographs
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 06:38:15 PM »
Oh how the circle goes round and round.  Stanley Pilkington was a spendid member of No. 5 Platoon, B Company in Kroh in the 1950s, commanded by platoon commander 2nd Lieut Crispin Worthington son of Hubert Worthington, the best friend of Lieutenant Colonel Wilfrith Elstob of the 16th Battalion of WWI. (See other subjects in the Forum)

I remember Pilkington very well and his photograph appears on page 19 of 'Jungle Bashers'.  If you have not got a copy of the book then you will have to hurry up as there are only about four copies left in the UK.  I know that Crispin Worthington thought a great deal about SPand I will write  to tell him of your interest.
Robert

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Re: Stanley Pilkington photographs
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 07:23:13 PM »
Thanks for that clue Bob,
Now I remember him having see the photograph in question, as you say a great bloke, no doubt Crispin will be happy of hear of him after all these years ( stop rubbing it in!!). To think that all of those bods are now in the OAP wrinklies mob!! I can still remember some of 6 platoon asking Frank Johnson and myself if we would like them to slow down when we were doing the Gunong Titti Kitchi and Besar climb on a couple of occasions so Frank and I upped the pace and within minutes left them gasping, serves them right, they should never have joined  ;D
Take care,
George.

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Re: Stanley Pilkington photographs
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 12:16:04 AM »
Robert - Thank you ever so much for the book. My Grandmother loves it ! (Stanley's wife) it was her 84th B.Day yesterday.  My granddad would have loved this book if had been here today :-( 

Thank you so much and the photos are great.

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Re: Stanley Pilkington photographs
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 06:15:23 PM »
Jamie and Family,
Glad to hear that we have all eventually refreshed our memories of Kroh and 5 Platoon and also very  glad to hear that you are all enjoying " Jungle Bashers" -it was indeed a great book.
Crispin normally gives me a ring around Christmas time  and we exchange 'compliments' amongs insulting me usually by kicking off " Hello you old B******** or something similar" He was a great chap and one of the few that were prepared to sit down and have a few drinks and natter  with the lads, I will try to remember to give him your regards and draw his attention to this note.
All the best of the Seasons Good wishes to you and your family.
George formally of 6 Platoon. ;D ;D
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