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Last up-dated 27 January 2017

 

Obituaries

Obituary and photo of Andy Armitage

Obituary Pip Harris added

 

Also

 

Photos added to Bernie Barbers Obituary

 

Mike Sedgwick's Photo added to his obituary

 

The attendance list for The Chatham Reunion is at 20 so far.

 

 

Reunion details for 2017

 

Chatham  18th March 2017

King Charles hotel

Brompton Rd

Gillingham

Kent

ME7 5QT

B&B £60 per person Per night.

Tel:  01634830303

 

Coventry 15 April 2017

 

Holiday Inn

Hinkley Road

Coventry

CV2 2HP

Tel 020476587471

B&B £60 per person per night.

 

 

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Reunion 20 16


The reunion  5th of March went well although the attendance was down a little on recent years. We still had a total of 28 not including wives and other guests.

 

Clive Lee gave us a little talk about his adventures in Kenya and other African Countries which proved to be very popular.

 

The following snippets from the last hard copy Newsletter just in case you have not yet joined our happy band and would like to see more about us.

 

Reunion photos are on a seperate page.

 

Below is a photo of one of the versions of 51 rugby team

 

 

 

Rugby team

 Top Row: Tam Stewart, Tony Mitchell, Butch Chapman, Paul Hughes

Bottom row:  Joe Nightingale, Clive Lee, Bob Brierly

 

 

 

 

Below are two very informative emails I got from Richard Sandy who was the other Construction troop Officer.

 

 

 

 Sandy emails

 

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Paul Wright

Along with all the above I also recieved information one of Plant troops Officers in Singapore Paul Wright. Unfortunatly he was Killed on active service in Oman while serving with the SAS.  I will put the write up on the Obituries pages.

 

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Also in this update is a new page of pics from Clive Lee

 

 

 

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Bob Semple

 

Many of you will have seen Bobs name connected with being released in Yemen after being taken Hostage. I emailed him hoping it was not him that was the hostage. well below is a copy of his return email.

 

Hi Beef

Unfortunately it was me

As you will guess I was glad to be back in dear old blighty

I got back to the UK on the 24th Aug and had a few days Rest / Recuperation

Medical checks (the physiatrist well, they still think I am mad)

Then it was a debrief by various departments

They have now backed off for two weeks at least

So feet up and smell the roses and repair some damaged body parts

We are moving house next week (to Eastleigh) not far away

But its all a bit up in the air at the moment as we are staying with the out laws

This is Mikes computer I am using he tells me his rental rates are the best around

I may be off the air for a while as BT cannot connect our internet until the 24th September

I have been blown away with all the email and texts I have received since getting back

Quite humbling to know so many care about you

Take care mate

All the best Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

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