Some of you may have seen photos by Dot (Dorothy) Stewart on my home page (F/book) about a return trip to Hong Kong of one of her family, our own daughter also went back there, not particularly on a military visit, more general sightseeing, many major changes obviously, over Christmas / New Year 2012/13 as a part of her 50th birthday celebrations.
The “Asian” railway journeys on BBC 2 this past few evenings have brought back many memories: 2 x programmes from H/K, we took R & R at Penang – via KL in 1966, had 3 weeks in Singapore in Sep 1966 – waiting for a plane home, when the peace treaty was suddenly signed and 5 Inf Bde had to “get out” of Malaysia / Borneo ASAP!!
As a family we arrived Osborne flats off Waterloo road Nov 74 and left Nov 76. Whilst I can remember most of the senior positions during 1975 and 1976, some names are cropping up – where did we all serve during those two years?
OCs were Graham Hillier followed by Bruce McCandlish,
2 i/cs were Ivor Siddall and Howard Stanley,
WO`s 1 were Pete Cussons and Stu Macfarlane.
Unit HQ (Osborne) – OC, 2 i/c, WO 1 and at least: Graham Stewart / Norman Peck C/Clerk
CDO RAF Kai Tak – Dave Rutherford, must have been loads more ???? Derek Ewen arrived late 76
HQ FARELF (Victoria) – Jim Brokenbrow, followed by ?
HMS Tamar – Dave Blane, followed by ?
FPO Sek Kong – me, + Sue Battison followed by ?
FPO Osborne – John Jackson, followed by me + Andy Palmer (?), Abi Torrance at some time ??
Known names that need placing – George Nicholson (just finishing his tour?), Pete Golightly, Andy Ingram, John Couling, John Mcleod, Spr Maxwell, Alex Lennie, Mike Cashmore, Geoff Card, Bobby Best …………………………. ??
Some (of many) random photos attached. Answers on the proverbial Postcard will be very acceptable!!