A reversed chronological view of recently posted messages (latest at the top !)

Comments: 951
  • #951

    the bat (Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:43)

    Hi, all....Now posted !
    Incredible German Photos of the Regiment (Never seen before!) of the ill-fated, but extremely brave, 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, during their capture near Amiens by Rommel` s ` 7th Armoured Div. - "The Ghost Division". - 20th May 1940. - Only 70 men got off at Dunkirk from the original 581 men.
    (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald", News)
    best regards

  • #950

    Garyd (Friday, 15 February 2019 16:41)

    For those not on the other site. I’ve just posted a message relating to visiting Europe post brexit.
    If your going to Europe after brexit and in case there is a no deal. Your passport MUST have 6 months on it. The date being used is the issue date. Mine was issued 09 and runs out feb 20 BUT it needs renewing.
    Worth going into the government passport site and checking

  • #949

    the bat (Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:31)

    Hi All !
    There are already 20 fresh posts for Febuary 2019.
    Why not go and have a gander at what I have "dug up".
    (Including the new Section 31 , "Weapons, Etcetera")
    best regards

  • #948

    Mike Sinden (Saturday, 09 February 2019 13:02)

    Could anyone please who attended Mick Wilson's funeral on Wednesday the 6th, kindly give us any details how his final day went. Many Thanks.

  • #947

    Mike Sinden (Saturday, 02 February 2019 17:10)

    Les I really mate do not know, or understand, the huge amount of info that you place on this site. Christ almighty I would be brain dead, with even trying to put out just a tiny amount of info that you achieve.!!
    No comments please from those who wish me to be brain dead. lol.

  • #946

    the bat (Friday, 01 February 2019 03:45)

    There are 30 fresh & interesting Regimental items entered during January 2019, for your browsing pleasure !
    Due to work pressure (I have a fairly large queue & there is still loads of scope still out there !),
    I am one day late with our monthly mirror.........Watch this space !
    Best regards to all visitors.
    Stay in contact
    Yours ` Aye
    Les "the bat" Deacon - webmaster

  • #945

    the bat (Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:33)

    Much obliged Mike.........I have informed the "Other" Website.
    Yours ` Aye

  • #944

    Mike Sinden (Thursday, 31 January 2019 10:10)

    Please go if possible to Mick Wilson's funeral on the 6th February at the Margate Crematorium. It will be held at 1345 hrs. Sorry it has taken so long to get all the details.!!

  • #943

    Colin Twiggs (Thursday, 31 January 2019 09:11)

    Les, just as a matter of interest, how old was "Mo Jennings" any idea please, ?

  • #942

    Garyd (Thursday, 31 January 2019 07:43)

    Sorry have no info on mick Wilson. The last I saw of him I told him that Rodger Bourne ex Mx ex Oswestry would like to contact him and invite him to his home in Florida. Mick wasn’t interested. After that I do believe Phil Mead came to Margate and found mick. He was then working in an amusement arcade on Margate sea front. Not sure if Phil has a contact address

  • #941

    the bat (Thursday, 31 January 2019 03:02)

    It is with great saddness that I must report the passing of Raymond A. "Mo" Jennings, RSM of the 3rd Bn. 1968/69/70.
    Our "In Memoriam" to his memory is now posted on the Roussillon Herald(News)
    (The funeral details are included)

  • #940

    the bat (Thursday, 31 January 2019 01:34)

    Have done a Margate/Kent area sweep searches for Mick` s Death Notice/Obituary/Funeral..... to no avail.
    I think Anonymity is going to win again, this time......sorry.
    Unless somebody on the ground can help (Dilly ?)

  • #939

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 30 January 2019 15:19)

    Have just been informed that Mick Wilson and his family live in Margate in Kent. So sorry lads that I cannot help you any further with Mick's Funeral arrangements.!!

  • #938

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 30 January 2019 14:22)

    Have just been informed that Mick Wilson's Funeral will be on the 6th February but I cannot give you any info, other than that date. Sorry lads.

  • #937

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 30 January 2019 13:45)

    I am sorry but I do not know the date etc of Mick's funeral.

  • #936

    Garyd (Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:20)

    Message fir starlight
    You posted about Mick Wilson passing. Do you know the details of his funeral

  • #935

    mtb (Saturday, 26 January 2019 22:07)

    well done les and brian for bb's stolen medal,les you are second to none on info and regimental history.

  • #934

    the bat (Saturday, 26 January 2019 21:48)

    BB` s stolen GSM Medal returned to him without cost, after over 40 years, thanks to our heads-up.
    Although "unloved" by some, I can be quite efficient at times....ha ha !
    Good show, Bob !.....and Thanks to Brian Majoram for the rest of the ground work.
    best regards
    the bat

  • #933

    the bat (Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:09)

    On Ebay now GSM medal with clasp South Arabia & N.Ireland awarded to 24020439 Pte R.C Bumstead R Sussex. - Here is the link :
    5 days-21 hrs left (GMT)

    Can someone ( maybe Bob ?)
    now tell me WTF is going on ?
    (Thanks to Mr. Cutting for the heads up)

  • #932

    the bat (Sunday, 20 January 2019 02:46)

    Our website tribute & "In Memoriam" to Mick Wilson (Sigs Pln.) is now posted on
    Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" - Thanks again to Starlight.
    Best Regards to all,
    Yours ` Aye

  • #931

    RossP (Saturday, 19 January 2019 19:33)

    Another one of us down. I first met Mick when we were selected for the familiarisation party to Germany. We were taught to drive the 432s by the Northumberland Fusiliers. I’m not sure how, but he was given the nickname ‘Winkie’ We all had a great time together, later he joined the Signal Platoon. We got on really well together, both of us hailed from Brighton so we, naturally, had a lot in common. RIP my friend, have a good time in Valhalla.

  • #930

    the bat (Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:05)

    Thanks Mike....(I was at Oswestry with Mick, will do his "In Memoriam")
    In addition, our special tribute to a non Royal Sussex soldier. - Battery Seargeant Major, Windsor Davies died on Thursday - Page 4, "Roussillon Herald".
    best regards

  • #929

    Mike Sinden (Saturday, 19 January 2019 13:01)

    For those that knew him, have just been informed that Mick Wilson has passed away with cancer.
    RIP mate and thanks for the memories.!!

  • #928

    the bat (Tuesday, 15 January 2019 18:33)

    Had a great chat with Dan Archer on the phone.
    Lives in Yorkshire - in the process of returning to the fold.
    He will appear here soon.
    Thanks Dan !
    best regards

  • #927

    the bat (Saturday, 12 January 2019 21:40)

    Now posted on the Roussillon Herald newspaper ! - (Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald".)
    "Somewhere in the Carribean Sea on the P & O - MV Brittania - Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, 2018."
    Well done , guys !!
    Yours Aye

  • #926

    the bat (Friday, 11 January 2019 17:38)

    I have been looking for Dan Archer for some years. He has been elusive with a low profile.
    He was my Corporal, Platoon Sergeant, and Colour Sgt. (Yes.....all in one...but of course in different eras !)
    I see that Bill Dixon is now in contact....(Dan has appeared on FB !)....well done.

  • #925

    the bat (Tuesday, 08 January 2019 17:05)

    Yes......between 3 & 6 feet of snow, this year with heavy drifting.
    Bavaria can handle that, no problems.
    School is out & urban country trains are stopped, otherwise all running normal.
    Roads were clear the following day, with the ploughs running on shifts.
    The Germans are very good at this, (the UK would probably stop completely for a week.)

  • #924

    Mike Sinden (Tuesday, 08 January 2019 14:40)

    Thank you 'Apples' for your kind words, about my reaching 80 years of age. My God there were some times when we were in the Bn, that I thought I would not reach the age of 50 let alone 80, as many lads out there must have thought the same with their ages as well. Tough times for many of us but some of us have made it through, although many lads did not make this same journey,. BUT, we do remember them.!!

  • #923

    Colin Twiggs (Monday, 07 January 2019 19:18)

    Firstly, Happy birthday to Mike Sinden, hope you had a great day, ? Ans now to "The Bat" sat here thinking about you with all that snow down there, (Some 6 ft so I hear) I hope your ok, ?

  • #922

    Apples (Saturday, 05 January 2019 16:02)

    Tomorrow Starlight Mike Sinden, Will have reached the great old age of 80 and he is looking well now after being tea total for the last 5 years, may you have a good day MIKE, with your family and your friends and have many more years to enjoy, with our love and best wish's
    Derek Hazel and the Family and the farming community of Surrey and Sussex,

  • #921

    eddie cobb (Thursday, 03 January 2019 11:44)

    Their was a very good article in the DHOW July 2018 by Dan Archer about his time in ADEN and a great photo of the magnificent seven every one looks so young I can not put a name to many of them. all the best for the new year eddie.

  • #920

    Gerry Mac McMahon (Wednesday, 02 January 2019 11:52)

    I would just like to wish anyone who knows me from the 3rd Btn The Queens Regt a very Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

    Best Wishes to you All
    Gerry & Doreen McMahon

  • #919

    Colin Twiggs (Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:14)

    Well it,s here, 2019, and I wish you all a very happy, healthy one, stay safe and keep moving. Many, many thanks to "The Bat" for all his work that he put,s into this fantastic site, Well done Les. !

  • #918

    Les Newman (Tuesday, 01 January 2019 21:04)

    Have moved to new premises and been off-line,so no Broadband,so I do hope all had a great Christmas,and would like to wish you all a Healthy and Happy New Year.

  • #917

    the bat (Tuesday, 01 January 2019 13:51)

    I have been searching for Dan, for years. I hope he can get back to us sometime.

  • #916

    Dan Archer (Tuesday, 01 January 2019 02:10)

  • #915

    Mike Sinden (Monday, 31 December 2018 15:16)

    Thank you 'Apples' and I agree with every word that you have written. BUT, also I would like to say a HEALTHY New Year as well.!!


  • #914

    Apples (Monday, 31 December 2018)

    Wishing you all a HAPPY and PROSPEROUS new year and a big thanks to Les for the work and time he puts into this site take care, stay upright,
    Apples and Hazel

  • #913

    the bat (Saturday, 29 December 2018 23:26)

    Hello all !
    I have now categorized our ARTIFACTS Section. This will make it easier for visitors to locate the objects.
    All objects are now freshly sorted into 13 categories for your orientation, pleasure & interest.
    The categories are listed at the head of the Section. (Twas much more work than I had anticipated !!)
    I think Menu sorting in all Sections is now clear enough to be regarded as complete.
    Please let me know if this is not the case.
    Best regards

  • #912

    mtb (Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:26)

    That's interesting about the royal sussex regiment fighting the Russians in 1919 .my granddad was in the royal marine artillery ,they were known as blue marines.The 6th battalion rmli mutinied and refused to soldier,when asked to attack a Russian village.This was the same time as the royal sussex regiment were in north Russia.The 6th battalion rmli were made up of royal marine artillery and royal marine light infantry,luckily my grandad didn't mutiny and carried on in royal marines until 1948.If I remember correctly he said the mutineers were sentenced to death but Churchill intervened and got sentences reduced.I think he said he met some men from sussex who he had gone to school with in Hartfield sussex,this now makes sense to me as the royal sussex regiment were there.

  • #911

    the bat (Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:42)

    Hello again, !
    I hope everyone had a peaceful Christmas holiday & celebration.
    Two points of info for your orientation.
    The Artefact Section will be a little unruly for a while, as I attempt to get all the objects into their seperate catagories.
    At the head of the "Roussillon Herald" newspaper is a new poster, reminding us, that the Royal Sussex Regiment were still fighting in 1919.
    All for now ....have a Happy New Year 2019.
    best regards

  • #910

    Apples (Wednesday, 26 December 2018 20:09)

    Thank you Mike and Margaret
    You are special to us and our family and friends, you have been a tower of strenth to us again over the last few weeks helping us get through another session of op's and to travel so far look after us, and keeping the spirits up, Love to you both, thank you so much,
    Derek and Hazel,

  • #909

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 26 December 2018 12:06)

    Apart from wishing all of you a very happy and a Healthy new year. BUT, also might I add by telling you all that it is Derek 'Apples' Cox 76th Birthday today !!!!. Well done old friend, and may you have many more in your future years.!! On January 6th I shall be 80 so you still have some work to catch me up mate.!! LOL.

  • #908

    eddie cobb (Tuesday, 25 December 2018 12:35)

    Happy Christmas to every one, and all the best for the NEW YEAR.

  • #907

    Joe A (Monday, 24 December 2018 14:27)

    A Merry Christmas to you and your Family Les and a Happy New Year. Once again thanks for your hard work on this site.

  • #906

    Colin Twiggs (Monday, 24 December 2018 11:00)

    Well Christmas is almost over, so I,ll be the first to wish everyone a "Happy new Year". Enjoy tomorrow,s lunch and the sleep that I,m sure will follow, and remember "Drink but don't drive" stay safe everyone, Best wishes, "Twiggy"

  • #905

    the bat (Sunday, 23 December 2018 09:01)

    Website Statistics 2018......(for the boffins !)
    The website has been viewed up to Dec 2018, 69,906 times by 34,283 visitors.
    In 2018, there was a traffic of between 78 & 32 visitors per day, making a daily average of 56 visitors.
    11% of al visitors, visited from a Facebook prompt.
    As a result of the Centenary, we are now followed by many Historians, Researchers & Battlefield Guides.
    This website is running extremely well (even without a particularly "overactive" Message Board),
    A big thankyou from me, for your support in 2018 for making that possible.
    I look forward to serving you as well as possible, in 2019.
    best regards
    Yours Àye
    Les "the bat" Deacon

  • #904

    mtb (Friday, 21 December 2018 22:30)

    happy Christmas to everyone and especially les for all the hard work he has done over the years.

  • #903

    Barry Tippett (Friday, 21 December 2018 12:21)

    Hi Les,
    April and l would to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a healthy new year.

  • #902

    the bat (Thursday, 20 December 2018 20:58)

    Had to look that one up !.........An aneurysm is a localized, abnormal, weak spot on a blood vessel wall that causes an outward bulging, likened to a bubble or balloon.[1] Aneurysms are a result of a weakened blood vessel wall, and may be a result of a hereditary condition or an acquired disease. Aneurysms can also be a nidus (starting point) for clot formation (thrombosis) and embolization. The word is from Greek: ἀνεύρυσμα, aneurysma, "dilation", from ἀνευρύνειν, aneurynein, "to dilate". As an aneurysm increases in size, the risk of rupture increases,[2] leading to uncontrolled bleeding. Although they may occur in any blood vessel, particularly lethal examples include aneurysms of the Circle of Willis in the brain, aortic aneurysms affecting the thoracic aorta, and abdominal aortic aneurysms. Aneurysms can arise in the heart itself following a heart attack, including both ventricular and atrial septal aneurysms.
    best regards