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THE MEN OF A REGIMENT

        A pictorial NOMINAL ROLL                    of some of the men & boys

                            of the                  

        The Royal Sussex Regiment,                 the 35th Regiment of Foot,

                 from 1701 to 1966,                             and  their successors,

 The 3rd Bn. The Queens Regiment.

                                                                                     from 1966 to 1992.

                                                                                   "The Orange Lillies"

    

An unknown Royal Sussex soldier.

 

A child - so wasted and so white,
He told a lie to get his way,
To march, a man with men, and fight
While other boys are still at play.
A gallant lie your heart will say.


from "Pluck" by Eva Dobell.

THE CLERK

 

“ Eventually, All things decline

Everything falters, dies and ends

Towers cave in, walls collapse

Roses wither, horses stumble

Cloth grows old, men expire

Iron rusts and timber rots away

Nothing made by hand will survive.

At last, I understand the truth

That all must die, both clerk and lay

And the fame of men now dead

Will quickly be forgotten

Unless the clerk takes up his pen

And brings their deeds to life again…”

 

  (Wace, ‘Roman de Rou’, c.1170)

 



INSTRUCTIONS

 The MENU is at the top of this page below the title heading.

The photos are sorted from left to right alphabetically.

Browse the thumbnails for a face or click on one, to enlarge or open the slide-show. A click on the slide-show brings you back to sitemap.

A click outsde the slide-show photo, returns you to the collection.

A mouse-hover over a thumbnail, will give you a name for orientation.

There are eight (8) parts. They are : ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQR - STUV - WXYZ

This collection does not profess to be complete and probably never will be !

There are now over 3.500 faces, so take your time !

THERE IS A SEARCH BOX Directly below the Menu

If you are not shown here, and should be, dont hesitate to let me know; per Email, Skype or FB.

Please,..don`t forget to visit our 3rd Bn. QUEENS REGIMENT website also, at :

http://3queensregiment.jimdo.com/

I am very glad to receive your feedback.

(compiled by Les "the bat" Deacon - Royal Sussex Regt. 1961-73)

L-S.Deacon@t-online.de - Copyrights Leslie Deacon

 

" The Young and Old

The Dead and Living

The Loud and Quiet

The Brave and Frightened

The Father and Son

The Short Service and Long

The Honest and Deceitful

The Loyal and Discredited

The Disgraced and Awarded

The Remembered and Forgotten

The Smart and Scruffy

The Genius and Fool

The Sensible and Reckless

      The Gentle and Brutal

The Humble and Conceited 

Men of a Regiment

My brothers in Arms

 Many of you are here

Here is my Tribute,

I salute you all !

 

(the bat-Revised June 2017) 

 

Author & Webmaster

I am Les "the bat" Deacon, Aged 71,  born in Hampden Park, Eastbourne in Sussex, and I live in Germany. I served in the Army from 1961 to 1973. My Army career began with the Army Apprentice School - Arborfield (R.E.M.E.), followed by the Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion Oswestry, before joining the Royal Sussex Regiment for 9 years.

Within the Royal Sussex Regiment, I served in A Company, Anti/Tank Platoon, Provost Section & 14 Int.

I attained the rank of Sergeant, but decided to leave in 1973, just as the Army started to become "Not what I thought it used to be". I have missed my Regiment sorely since, but I have never regretted that decision. Having been married in Germany since 1968,

  I have been a civilian expat in Germany, since my demob in `73.

After studying in Munich, I have enjoyed a successful self-employed career, teaching Communication, Personality-Development, Adult-Counselling + Architecture & Design in 20 countries. I speak & write fluently in English, German & Italian. Now retired to beautiful Southern Bavaria, near the Austrian Border, with my young wife and small kids. I also have two grown-up kids from previous marriages.

For over a decade I have been Admin assistent on the old Regimental website in Belize.

I specialise in digital-graphics, web-build, regimental history and it`s research.  My data-bases & large Regimental Archive are unique on the web. Only a fraction are displayed online. They are tended & continuously updated daily, over two websites by myself.  

Most of the resources are on "The Orange Lily" website.

Les "the bat" Deacon                                                                             Bavaria - June 2017                   

                     Ex 23868882 Sgt. Leslie A. Deacon - 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment 1961-1973

 

This website is archived & thereby preserved, within the British Library Archive in the : 

UK Web Archive

Also within the US National Archive at the :

CURRENT NEWS & TOPICS

" Getting back to people " (Recommunication)

(1) Graham Skipper & Rosie Skipper.       (2) Carl Foster.        (3) Martin Dunne & wife Mary, in Cork, Eire. (4) Jock Ongley (ACC)      


A Tribute from the Royal Sussex Regiment,

to the late

Charles "Chas" Stadden, a brilliant Military Artist & Sculptor.

Chas knew our Regiment well, after using his platoon of Mules to resupply us (under mortar & artillery fire !) on Snakeshead Ridge, Casino 1944.

He brought up ammunition, grenades, barbed wire, food & water.

On his return trip down the mountain, he took the dead & wounded.  

UPDATE ON GENERAL VON ARNIM`s STAFF CAR - 23rd Aug 2017

After refitting the engine, it fired first time, after 30 years in the damp Redoubt

and 74 years after capture !

Impressions of the Royal Sussex Regimental Reunion at Lewes - Sept. 2017

Impressions of a Parade for the Presentation of New Colours

to the successive Regiment. - Saturday 23 September 2017.

A MALTESE MINI-REUNION after many decades - Sept 2017 !

Mario Buttigieg from Malta (now Australia), meets Richard Chalker .......Well done lads !

Another MALTESE MINI-REUNION after many decades - Sept. 2017 !

Mario Buttigieg (Sigs Pln) from Malta (now Australia) meets Maurice Zammit ("B" Coy)

"In Perpetual Memory".........

The sad statistic - "The Total Cost"..........Text of "Lowther`s Own" (Southdowners)

Who can tell us anything about the music (Tune) ?

THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE ! 

The XM-29 OICW Advanced Individual Combat Weapon.

Developed by H & K and other organisations, in a 3 phase Joint-Venture.

This is the most advanced infantry weapon of today.

The prototypes are tested & approved. The project is still awaiting delivery approval at this time.

Please....can anyone identify this Gentleman or provide some info ?

His name is possibly ALLEN EARL ? - He marches on Remembrance with the Sittingbourne Group.

Korea ?......National Service ?.......(I need rough service details for the Nominal Roll)

MESSAGE BOARD

Comments: 465
  • #465

    RossP (Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:05)

    It’s very sad to hear that ‘Corkys’ medal was on e bay. Who put it up for sale? Bob Chin and myself spent a weekend with Renwick in Henfield just before his accident. As far as I know, apart from his girlfriend, he didn’t have any family. You can imagine, the weekend was very beery, we spent a long time in his local. I did notice, that he was very well thought of by all the locals, he had many friends.
    Ross

  • #464

    the bat (Friday, 17 November 2017 18:26)

    Corky`s Medal - see above on current news.
    regards
    Les

  • #463

    the bat (Friday, 17 November 2017 17:30)

    The GSM of the late Renwick "Corky" Corke, now on offer on Ebay....very sad.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Campaign-Service-Medal-South-Arabia-Royal-Sussex-Regiment/253260578644?hash=item3af781bf54:g:XXkAAOSwh1haDEp-
    regards
    Les

  • #462

    Colin Twiggs (Friday, 17 November 2017 11:02)

    Found him Les, his correct name is, "Allen Earl" and he,s on facebook, Born on 3rd March 1937, awaiting contact. !

  • #461

    the bat (Thursday, 16 November 2017 22:48)

    Can anyone, please tell me anything at all, about the Gentleman above from the Sittingbourne area ?
    best regards
    Les

  • #460

    Dave Tilley (Wednesday, 15 November 2017 17:24)

    Chichester Branch Queens a free coach has been put on to the Woodland Garden Sunday June 10th 2018 why not make the 10th as an out side reunion .../ ?

  • #459

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 15 November 2017 14:22)

    Chris your message on the 13th was very well done. It was indeed a very good read, and hopefully will make folk think of those lads and lasses that gave their lives, that we may enjoy our lives now.!!

    Mike

  • #458

    Dave Tilley (Bones) (Wednesday, 15 November 2017 08:37)

    The Chichester Branch Royal Sussex have booked a coach to go to priez in France on the 9th sept 2018 ..the Sunday after the reunion in Lewes The Mayor would not change the date ...its a two day trip and is open to all ..Regards Dave

  • #457

    APPLES (Monday, 13 November 2017 22:24)

    Hi Chris
    We were unable to attend our Service this year due to medical problems, but My 16 year old Grandson was Standard bearer for his ATC unit and was so smart in his best uniform and bulled shoes, A very proud Grandad, and all my family was there to remember and support him, everdently there was a good young turnout there to, They do Remember mate, Take care Stay upright,
    Apples and Hazel

  • #456

    Chris Message (Monday, 13 November 2017 21:02)

    I attended my regimental church in Guildford for the service and afterwards at the war memorial.
    I was accompanied by my 8 year old grandson who made me very proud.
    He took a copy of the order of service to school today and I was surprised that he was told that he was the only pupil in his year (about 90 pupils) that attended a remembrance service at any time over the weekend.
    His school has a mix of mainly white English with the vast minority from ethnic backgrounds and I am somewhat disgusted with the parents who owe their freedoms to the sacrifices our forebears made for their futures for not having the common decency to show respect.
    It was however refreshing to see the school children at the Queens Memorial Woodland with The Hat Well done.

  • #455

    Mike Sinden (Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:39)

    Thank goodness the weather was quite fine for the London Parade BUT quite cold. Over 9000 attended and marched. Every year a quite wonderful sight, and quite wonderful marchers. One lad went to war and was only 14 years of age, when he died. I wonder how many youngsters of today, would take up the sword, on behalf of our Country and defend us.?? To live in peace is a quite wonderful feeling, thanks to those very brave men and women who laid down their lives to make it so for us.!! We SHALL remember them.!!
    Mike

  • #454

    APPLES (Sunday, 12 November 2017 10:05)

    We will remember them
    Apples and Hazel

  • #453

    Eric Hensby (Tuesday, 07 November 2017 15:18)

    Mike !!!
    My apologies - I made a mistake. But I do know that Holland and Netherlands are one and the same place.

  • #452

    Mike Sinden (Tuesday, 07 November 2017 14:59)

    Eric Sir, have you not known over the many years that we have known each other, that I prefer Mike and NOT Mick.?? BUT due to your VERY elderly age I do forgive you Sir.!!
    MIKE.

  • #451

    APPLES (Tuesday, 07 November 2017 12:18)

    The Last post
    I have now watched the whole sorry saga that to me was a Total Farce The Whole set up was Wrong and was a total disrespect for the men and women that served out there in that period, and the location and the vehicles and behavior was completely wrong and as for the Red Caps they should be outraged to be portrayed as they were, The BBC should be ashamed to have shown something so Fictitious and totally wrong, An insult to those of us that served out there,
    Apples

  • #450

    Barry Tippett (Monday, 06 November 2017 16:05)

    THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
    EASTBOURNE & DISTRICT
    BRANCH

    Minutes of the Eastbourne Branch of The Royal Sussex Regimental Association
    held at Carter Barracks, Seaside, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7NL.
    on Wednesday 1 November 2017
    Number Present: 23

    The meeting opened at 2000hrs, The exhortation and Kohima epitaph was recited by the Chairman.

    Apologies: R. Newman, Peter Gibbins, R. Vidler, T. Talman, J. Collins,
    J. Holman, R. Delves, D. Hayward, P. Mead, C. Freeman, C. Rhodes, A. Firth.

    Minutes of the last meeting: Were read and approved by the members, Proposed by R. Bingle and seconded by P. Anderson as a true record.

    Matters Arising: The Chairman reported that a good night was had by those attending the RSA Quiz Night, but it would have been nice to have seen more people attending from the Branch.

    New Members: Nil.

    Treasurers Report: The Treasurer stated that there is a balance of £2,823.48, but that there are still cheques outstanding to be debited. If these are deducted and the raffle money added from Sunday’s lunch, then we have approx. £1,500 in the account.

    Benevolence: The Benevolence Officer reported that Pal Delves is unwell and suffering with his legs and unlikely to be attending future meetings. It was however nice to see him and Rose at the lunch.

    Pal Holman has been suffering from a chest infection and sent his apologies.

    He also stated that he needed Christmas cards for the widows.

    Correspondence: Pal Rollason presented a flyer from an organization called the Eastbourne Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club. They meet every first Sunday of the month at the Toby Carvery on Willingdon Drove at 0930 onwards for anyone interested.

    The Secretary reported that Lynns Travel have a day trip to Dunkirk on Sat 3rd March. The cost is £32.50 per head. Names of those interested at the next meeting.

    Any other Business: The Chairman informed all those on the Poppy rota that tea and filter coffee are free for all those manning the stand. However, if you want anything other than this such as Latte etc, you will have to pay for it. He also reminded all, that in current political climate (sexual harassment etc) that members must ask permission before putting on poppies for members of the public. The Secretary asked that all use the collection tins in numbered sequence. As a reminder the rota is attached if you’re unsure of dates.

    All were reminded that the Remembrance Concert is at Our Lady of Ransom church in Grove Road on Sunday 5th November at 1430hrs. Bucket collectors were requested to be there at 1415.

    The Pinwe commemoration will take place in the Pavilion Gardens on Fri 10th November at 1045hrs. The Standard will be required.

    Concurrent with this is the unveiling of the statue to Joe Aukett at Langney Primary school. The Secretary took names of those wishing to attend this and will forward details.

    Those attending the parade at Hampden Park on Sat 11 Nov are to form up at 1030hrs by the memorial.

    Those attending the Remembrance Sunday parade in Eastbourne are to form up outside of the Arndale Centre at 1020 on Sunday 12th November.

    Finally, money and menu selections for the Annual Dinner in January are required at the next meeting.

    Other dates for the diary:
    5 Nov Remembrance Concert
    10 Nov PINWE/Unveiling statue
    11 Nov Remembrance Hampden Park
    12 Nov Remembrance Sunday
    13 Jan18 Annual Branch dinner at the Cumberland Hotel

    Money taken at the meeting amounted to £38.70.

    There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 2020hrs. The next meeting will be held on Wed 6 Dec 2017 at 2000hrs.

  • #449

    Eric Hensby (Monday, 06 November 2017 15:24)

    Mick, Are you not aware that Holland and Netherlands are alternative names ?

  • #448

    Colin Twiggs (Monday, 06 November 2017 10:00)

    I just came across a new name for the nominal roll Les, Its "Cyril Route" still with us, i,ll send a picture via PM, regards Twiggy, !

  • #447

    Mike Sinden (Friday, 03 November 2017 13:34)

    Unusual employment. In 1990 for 2 years I was a Chauffeur,Dresser and Minder for a quite famous Rock & Roll Star. One of his records was played on Radio 2 last week. I drove his Bentley Mulsanne turbo R, or, his Rolls. We went to France/Germany/ Holland and the Netherlands to play in his concerts. On the 28/5/91 we stayed in the Hotel Rheinischer Hof and used it as our base when we travelled off to other Countries. 25/5/91 in Berlin, and 1/5/91 on stage in Osnabruck where he gave 20% of his fee to a Cancer Charity. 1/5/91 in Munchen for the opening of a new Railway. At one concert 30 thousand people were there, whereby I gave out signed copies of his face. Les may know who I am talking about.? Does anyone else out there have such great memories, or another life than normal. ????
    Mike

  • #446

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 01 November 2017 13:56)

    Well Done Les for all your interesting input into your site.!! You must work many hours mate to accomplish it all.!! I would think that everyone who just looks (world wide) does appreciate all that you are doing.!!

    Mike

  • #445

    the bat (Wednesday, 01 November 2017 07:13)

    Hi,
    The Future is already here !
    I have added to "Current News" the very latest development of Inf. Weapon Technology that exists today.
    It is tested & approved by H & K.....The XM 29.....I got a tip-off.......Please enjoy this early Expose`
    Best regards
    Les

  • #444

    the bat (Wednesday, 01 November 2017 03:00)

    Hi,everyone !
    As this month closes, there are now 51 new entries, posted for October 2017.
    There are fresh News Infos, Persons & Artefacts for you to browse.
    The large new Page 25 has been added, with a nostalgic look at our, (now vintage !) equipment.
    I hope you enjoy these additions & that they can maintain your further interest in the Regiment & it`s website........Thanks for looking..............Keep movin`the 35th !.............Best regards to all..........Les

  • #443

    the bat (Tuesday, 31 October 2017 04:03)

    NEW PAGE for you - Page 25 "AF1033 Stuff" , some memories of Kit & Weapons, that we had to
    "Draw out".....This Page to be later, further developed to include G1098.
    100 new pics so far.
    I hope this can jog your memories pleasantly !
    best regards
    Les

  • #442

    Freddy K. (Monday, 30 October 2017 15:55)

    Hello Les,
    Thank you for sending me that profile sheet on J.W. Burdett.
    If by chance you have some clearer photos or memories you wish to share, I would be very interested in receiving them. Due to robot spam, please piece together my email address:
    f r e d h e l e n (at) t i s c a l i (dot) co (dot) uk

    Best regards,
    Freddy

  • #441

    the bat (Monday, 30 October 2017 03:16)

    New doodle for you ! - Posted opposite the poem "The Clerk" - A patrolling Lt.,.. an Officer of the 1/4th Bn., uses rifle & bayonet during a trench-raid - Gallipoli 1915.
    In reality, this practice was unloved by all, as the nearly four foot long weapon was extremely unwieldly in confined spaces - Pistol, truncheon, Cudgel, Bludgeon, knuckle-duster & blades of all types were preferred by experienced raiders, if their OC Patrol/Raid gave his OK.
    (The US Doughboys were even issued with a trench raiding knife with a built in knuckle-duster !)
    best regards to all
    Les

  • #440

    Mario (Sunday, 29 October 2017 23:34)

    Thanks Les for such a wonderful and informative website. Count me in as a daily reader no matter what country I'm in, as long as there is Wi-Fi. Will call on SKYPE when you're on line.
    Mario

  • #439

    the bat (Sunday, 29 October 2017 03:39)

    Hi Mario !
    I hope you`ve settled back in at home, after your tour.
    The counter tells us there are 20 to 30 visits per day in Sept.& Oct., from all over the globe.
    That is is an exceptionally good result, which makes my part worthwhile (I post anew everyday).
    It appears, that we are an information website, so there is more reading & less "talking".
    I am always here, as are many others.....so yes,.....the silence, might just be Golden !
    best regards to you & yours in Oz.
    Keep movin`the 35th !
    Les

  • #438

    Mario (Sunday, 29 October 2017 01:46)

    Is silence Golden ???
    Where is everyone??
    Mario.

  • #437

    the bat (Sunday, 22 October 2017 17:40)

    Above, on Current News is an old text called "Lowther`s Own". It was the marching song of Lowther`s Lambs, better known as the 11th/12th/ 13th & 14th Battalions of the Royal Sussex Regiment. Can anyone please, try and find out what music/tune it was sung to ? (The text does not fit to "Sussex by the Sea", "The Royal Sussex" or "The Lass of Richmond Hill")........tough one..........someone may know.
    Thanks for your interest
    Best Regards
    Les

  • #436

    the bat (Saturday, 21 October 2017 08:21)

    "The Total Cost" - a statistic that I found whilst surfing.....now on "Current News" (see above)
    CASUALTIES (Deaths) for all units of The Royal Sussex Regiment during The Great War 1914-18.
    Here we can see the true carnage........
    regards
    Les



  • #435

    Eric Hensby (Friday, 20 October 2017 12:14)

    Maj Gerry Webb DID NOT serve with 6/7 Queens. He was QM of 6 Queens but on amalgamation Maj Ron Lucas was QM of 6/7.
    I served with both Bns. See also Soldiers of the Queen by Lt Col J P Riley.

  • #434

    APPLES (Friday, 20 October 2017 08:51)

    Major Jerry Webb Ex RSM of The regiment
    Another of the old school SNCOs Gone to a better place, a great Man with many achievments in his Military career Liked by all who served with him, May he now rest in Peace and our thoughts go out to his Family RIP
    Apples and Hazel,

  • #433

    the bat (Friday, 20 October 2017 08:00)

    IN PERPETUAL MEMORY
    It is with great sadness, that I must announce the death of another major personality of the Regiment.
    Major (QM) Fitzgerald “Gerry” Webb MBE, passed from us on 14th October 2017.
    Knight Commander of the Gold Medal of Honour of the House of Orange.
    Ex Royal Sussex Regiment & 6/7th Queens Regiment. Best remembered as RSM of 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regt.
    Major Webb joined the Royal Sussex Regiment in the later years of WW2.
    He served in Italy during the War with the Carrier Platoon & later in Palestine & Greece.
    In 1946 he was promoted to Sgt. He became RSM of the 1st Bn. in 1962 & was relieved by RSM Pace in 1965 in Malta (to become RSM Tripoli Garrison MILF.) He recieved his LSGC in 1966, and his Mil. BEM in 1980.
    A loyal, long-serving Royal Sussex old soldier, well liked & respected by the Rank & File, for his fairness. - R I P
    His funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church, East Brent, Somerset, TA9 4JA on 1 November at 12.00.
    best regards
    L

  • #432

    Chris Message (Friday, 20 October 2017 00:47)

    Further to my messages no 407 and 410 below, Len Thoms called and expressed his gratitude for the links to this site I sent him and the messages I posted.
    Len is still keen to contact any veterans that served in Aquba or Greece in 1949 and if there is anyone that attends the various branches that knows of any veterans that may remember Len please contact me and I will pass on the contact details.

  • #431

    Chris Message (Friday, 20 October 2017 00:38)

    Further to my question to Apples below, are there any C Coy MT drivers that served in Aden that can remember Derek Cross who drove our 3 toners.
    Unfortunately I know two drivers have passed to the FRV but there may be others that remember Derek.

  • #430

    APPLES (Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:48)

    Hi
    Dua For husband and Wife It would be Nice If we knew who you are so that we can comunicate with you,
    thank you for your message take care
    Apples


  • #429

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 18 October 2017 13:53)

    The BBC and other TV Companies have to make a profit on the programmes that they make, and send out to the public. Therefore, with 'The Last Post' they will not state it as the truth, but, embellish it to make it suitable for the general public of today. You who served out there know full well what the truth is ( as 'Apples' has so clearly stated) so just sit back and watch the programme and laugh inwardly.!! I do respect you all that were there, unfortunately there are programme makers that only think of money.!!
    Mike

  • #428

    APPLES (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 20:54)

    Sorry Chris
    I don't Remember any one of that name, I remember a Dicky Croft though, I was A coy MT 3 toner,
    28 EK 48 fastest truck in the unit souped up by our REME guy, but out on the Land Rovers most of the time, Pad Patrols one week and Town Patrols the Next,
    Take care
    Apples

  • #427

    Chris Message (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:05)

    Apples,
    Do you remember a driver called Cross his first name may have been Derek and he may have been TAER.
    If I remember correctly he drove 3 toners in C coy.

  • #426

    APPLES (Monday, 16 October 2017 20:33)

    Well Said Chris
    I have now watched the 2nd and 3 rd episode and all you have stated is correct even the Land Rovers are the incorrect models and there was always two vehs out together well armed and covering each other, and as a driver out there In can not remember any RMP,s the Lido was completly Wrong
    The BBC Should have Looked at the photos on this site or spoke to some one like Les who could have told them the true History of it all, and they might have at least got a few things right A complete Fiction as far as I can see Take care
    Apples

  • #425

    Chris Message (Monday, 16 October 2017 17:35)

    I watched episode 3 of The Last Post and it really is unbelievable, the first two episodes were lacking in military facts and there were so many inaccuracies that is was almost laughable unfortunately it was supposed to be an excerpt from a passage in history.
    The military adviser should return his fee because of the long list of errors and here is a minute sample: Patrols with single vehicles without escorts or communication, SLR's without safety straps attaching the weapon to the wrist, RMP joining a SAS operation and apparently the next episode has a RMP Sgt heading up a search of Crater....Good Luck With That....
    Why did the producers not contact the regiments that served in Aden at the time, there are plenty of veterans that could give an honest and factual account but perhaps the left wing BBC wanted a politically correct version, whatever the reasons it was very disappointing and I am now only watching in the hope that it will improve.

  • #424

    Mike Sinden (Sunday, 15 October 2017 18:12)

    Well stated indeed Mario I much prefer the good old days with good manners, and respect for the Elderly.!!
    To me a Male is a male at birth, and a Girl a female. These days it is so confusing.!! BUT, we may; in the end, stop all this silliness, and state the obvious.!!

    Mike

  • #423

    Mario (Saturday, 14 October 2017 02:02)

    So,so glad to see that I'm not the only loud mouth as I'm sometimes called being I don't believe in this Politically Correct World we now unfortunately live in. Bring the good old days where Good is good and Bad is bad. Long live the old days.
    Mario.

  • #422

    Mike Sinden (Friday, 13 October 2017 15:04)

    Ross, thank you for your reply to a VERY elderly man who does not understand at all, this quite silly 'Political' world we live in. I always speak my mind, regardless of being 'out of the present world' and enjoying the past world of honesty and gentleness.!! I was banned from the other site, by its present owner. He lied about me in the past, and promised to apologise (I have a witness to his lies). BUT, he did not do so. NOW he has lied again, as his so called events, did not happen. BUT, he is just not man enough, or, have the courage to apologise before the general public. I am afraid that to much 'Red' and to many pills have affected his brain power.!! Therefore, I shall not go back on the Secondary Site again, and will stay with this brilliant First Class Message Board which deserves much praise for Les.!!
    I do agree with you Ross (my God) that sometime in the future this most stupid silly world we now endure, will stop and then it will regain it's past gentle and normal past times.!! I just cannot wait.!!
    Mike

  • #421

    RossP (Friday, 13 October 2017 13:58)

    Hello Mike, what have you been up to? I have noticed that you have been banned from the other site! What for? I suppose you have been very naughty again, stating contentious issues, which gets to the more sensitive souls, I would like to think that at your age you should have known that by now!!
    What you have to remember, is, that in this world of ‘Political Correctness’ you are no longer allowed to tell the truth, you have to exist in a world of make believe, we no longer have boys and girls, we have gender neutral youngsters. The world is too confusing for us whom happen to live in ‘The real world’ All this clap trap will, one day, turn on them and the whole rotten edifice will collapse on them.
    Here endeth the lesson..........
    Ross

  • #420

    Mike Sinden (Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:12)

    Ross, good to know that you are alive and kicking.!!
    For myself I have 3 Children, 5 Grand Children, One Great Grand Daughter and one Grand Son due to be born on my Birthday 6th January 2018.
    I am quite sure some of you out there can beat those scores.??
    Mike

  • #419

    RossP (Sunday, 08 October 2017 14:07)

    Thanks for that Twiggy, yes, he has grown into a fine man. He runs his own business in Lemgo in the Finance side of life.
    I have two great grandchildren, a boy of twenty and a girl of fithteen, both very dear to me.
    Thanks for taking the time to send me the message.
    Take good care.
    Ross

  • #418

    the bat (Saturday, 07 October 2017 12:16)

    Some new entries for October.
    regards
    Les

  • #417

    the bat (Saturday, 07 October 2017 09:44)

    UPDATE !
    The 2nd MINIREUNION with Mario Buttigieg on Malta, took place as he met Maurice Zammit after many, many years. Thanks to Mario for pics/update. - The 6 Platoon pics of Maurice are from our Nominal Roll.
    Posted on "Current News", above this Message-Board.
    best regards
    Les

  • #416

    Colin Twiggs (Friday, 06 October 2017 17:33)

    Msg for Ross Pritchard,
    I was in Lemgo a few weeks ago and I was introduced to your son, And a fine lad you have there Ross, Just like his old man, Jock Ongley introduced me to him if you were wondering, !

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