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Memories of an aging Postie Peter Capon Well here I am looking out of my office at the trees and listening to the familiar sounds of thunderflash, blank ammunition and the left right left of a group of marching soldiers with their arms shoulder high. Funny many years ago I was outside doing the marching […]
Recollections from WIlliam Skeel Serving as a section Cpl with 40 Postal Unit RE in 1960, part of my job was receipt/dispatch of the surface mail parcels and AO. One morning, I set off with a crew of Sappers and drove to 79 Water Transport Unit RASC in Shamshipo to pick up a landing craft […]
Recollections from Gordon Ronald Wardell (Reg) The latest Posthorn brought back loads of memories for myself. I joined Postal at 16 PTS KNIGHTSBRIDGE in January 1950. In March 1950 I was posted (First Posting) to Bad OEYNHAUSEN. I was met there by a L/Cpl Pete White (a national serviceman) from Thetford Norfolk. He asked my […]
Recollections from John Jackett Memories can be triggered by the most unusual things, this idea of who else within PCS was born in 1939, has been in the back of my mind for several weeks. Marj and her sister Mary (69 + 71) were invited to the Village primary school last week by their Great-Niece […]
Recollections from Ted Jenkinson I joined the Army as a Three Year Regular on 17th March 1952. First stop Malvern for Induction and then to Cove for injections (Ouch!!), and Basic Training. Next stop – Gibraltar Barracks, Driver Training. The Army decided I would make a good Driving Instructor. All went well until I discovered […]
Recollections from an unknown newspaper If you want to catch Sergeant J .Macdonald of the Royal Engineers Army Postal Service you have to get up early in the morning. At any time after 04:30 Sergeant Macdonald, along with 14 sappers of the REPS will be busy in the Army’s travelling post office, sorting out thousands […]
Recollections of Chris Neill I had fallen into the trap of letting my hormones rule my head when I had volunteered to become a ‘Postie’. The ‘Postie’ trade presentation at the Junior Leader Regiment RE (JLRRE) Dover had consisted of a couple of guys spouting off about letters and courier ‘thingy me bobs’ and some […]
Recollections of Roger Williams It all started with a phone call whilst I was TDO on lates in the sorting office at Mill Hill. I was speaking to the Secretary to the Under Secretary for the Secretary of State for Defence. He was asking why the mail to the gulf was being delayed! I knew […]
Recollections of Dave Muckle I’ve put 1987 and I’m pretty sure I’m right, but if anyone knows different I’m sure they’ll tell me. In this year it was held at the Depot, and after having trials of sorts 2 Regt put a team in. We travelled up on the Friday, taking the usual cases of […]
Recollections of Margaret Grant MBE In October 1953 a group of us completed 5 weeks basic training at the WRAC Depot Queens Camp Guildford, Surrey and after passing out, some of us were posted to 12 Battalion WRAC, Richmond Park, Kingston on Thames, Surrey. We now had to attend Inglis Barracks Mill Hill for our […]