Topic: Blog

Date: 12/01/2014

By: Garry Canham

Subject: Re: Re: Open to discussion

Exactly my sentiments Dick and I would also add that the history of each regiment is something that is also sacred.

Date: 02/01/2014

By: Mike Humphreys

Subject: New Years Greetings

My wife and I ( Wow sounds like someone important ) Wish all Members a Happy New Year from Plant City , Florida.
Mick.

Date: 03/01/2014

By: Charlie

Subject: Re: New Years Greetings

I am sure that your New Year is free of the wind and rain that we are experiencing

Stay Healthy

Date: 03/01/2014

By: Charlie

Subject: Re: New Years Greetings

Just had a look at Plant City on Earth. Looks very plain. Where do you shop?

Date: 02/01/2014

By: Charlie

Subject: Julian Panton

I have posted the photo's of Julian's father taken at the 'Boys'. The album is the last sub heading under Photo Gallery

Date: 05/01/2014

By: Brian 'Chalkie' White

Subject: Re: Julian Panton

Thankyou for the two photos Julian as they bring back so many memories of my early days in the Boys Squadron.I joined in mid 1952 when the Squadron was still in the process of sorting itself out.In the Officers photo and I have to say here that these were the first Officers to serve in the Boys Squadron, the one that stands out to me personally is Lt Trotter. He was my Troop Leader when I joined as a boy as I said in mid 1952 and still my Troop Leader when I left as a B/Sgt in late 1954.
In the second photo some of the faces are recognisable espcially the headmaster as some of us used to call your late father,also the young Sgt with the glasses,who seemed to believe in teaching everything para fashion especially history.All in all they were a good bunch and got me through my senior certificate.These two photos will now go into my top ten in my Boys Squadron RAC album.Once again I say thankyou Julian....Stay well....Chalkie.

Date: 05/01/2014

By: Julian Panton

Subject: Fergus Panton

Chalkie, thanks it is a pleasure. A couple of notes from my Dad included the names of most of the Sgts and which were NS or Regular. He notes that the one in the middle of the back row (unnamed) had a degree in psychology and he had to stop him practicing his theories on his troop! Typical of the Army of that time, my mother was required to visit the Sqn instructors wives at home to see they were all content. As most of them were many years older than her, and with children, she found it a bit daunting, especially the one or two who told her where to go! Regards Julian

Date: 01/01/2014

By: Julian Panton

Subject: Boys Sqn 1952

Greetings and thank you for allowing me onto your site. I have been going through my late father's things. He served in North Africa and Italy in the Infantry during the war and then rejoined the Army in 1950 as an RAEC Officer. He was posted to the Boys Sqn in 1952 on formation and spent a couple of years at Bovington. I have two photos that may be of interest; one of the Sqn Offrs (Tom Broadfoot (later RMP, I was at RMA Sandhurst with his son), Barry Sullivan (who drowned trying to save someone who had capsized in the Solent), Maurice Peters ('greatly respected QM of the' Skins') and my father (Capt Fergus Panton RAEC), Jeremy Taylor, Willie Trotter, Mike Alford. The second pic is of the RAEC instrs and includes Sgts Willsher, Sharpe, Hardstaff, Brealey, WO2 Cooper, Sgt Lane and others. If anyone is interested I will open an album and post them online here. Regards Julian Panton

Date: 01/01/2014

By: Garry Canham

Subject: Re: Boys Sqn 1952

Good to have you onboard. Although I never joined Boy's Squadron until 1955 I would still like to see the photo's you have made reference to so please open a new album .

Regards

Garry Canham

Date: 20/11/2017

By: john warner

Subject: Re: Boys Sqn 1952

Willie Trotter was Cambrai troop officer, Maurice Peters was the adjutant and Rex Hithcock was the CO. IN 1953 - 54

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