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Offline rafboy

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1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
« 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

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Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
« Reply #2 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

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Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011, 01:14:58 PM »
This photo has been added to the photos section today.
Cliff
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Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
« Reply #4 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
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Re: 1st Battalion 3" Mortar platoon in August 1952
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 02:09:45 PM »
Thanks Robert, I had not seen this one before.
Cliff
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC