I was in Ford Troop from May 1965 'till April 1967. SSgt R.E.V. Betts BEM was Troop Sgt andThe Troop Commander was Capt Anthony Whittall (Nick the Greek - Later Lt. Col) Died whilst attempting to rescue an expedition member (I believe) God rest his soul. Bob Low BEM (Ex WO2 26 years 167 days
I was there from 1961-1964 Carter platoon anyone else about
Just sticing my nose in here. I was at Norton Manor Camp from December 58 to September 59 when it was 8 (Basic trade) Training Battalion REME and trained VMs. I was later with 20 Coy RASCwhen it became 20 Sqn RCT. According to my records that I got from Glasgow I was with 7 Sqn RCT Wksps from Aug 65 to March 66 but I'm sure I was with 3 Infantry Wksps at that time . Anyone know where 7 Sqn was?
I was at Norton Manor Camp !962 & 63. Got posted to 1PRD all the way to Dorset in 64. Then off to Hamelin for a while. Came back to do a bit with 47AYT stationed at Hounslow, then off to British Guiana (GUYANA) 1966, Bahrain 1967, Then finished up at 24 Field Ambulance on Dartmoor, left on a medical in 1971.
Hi All. UPDATE tracked down 56 ex Norton Manor Old Boys FROM 1961 to 1964 ish. There is a reunion in hand to be held 18TH AUG 2012 Our contact includes ex Hobbs, Ford and Clayton, BULLER, GLOUCESTER and others. THREE ex J/RSMs, Wally STOPPER,Colin BOWDEN & Barry LILLYWHITE. REMEMBER THEM. Courtesy of Merv Dare I have copies of the 62 - 64 Waggonette. Send out the Monthly Newsletter to those on the list. The next one will include more photos and news items from days gone by.
If you would like further info on the Newsletter or to attend the REUNION please contact me. (Dave371uk@ntlworld.com).
Dave Ross Ex Hobbs 1962 - 1964
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Was staying at Norton Manor from Easter 1962 to Dec 1964.
Luckily in the "Best" Platoon HOBBS. In contact with quite a few ex Norton Lads, prominent name we should all remember "Wally STOPPER". Trying to increase our list and maybe reunion pending next year. Have a few photos. Email me.
Hi, I was in Hobbs then Clayton from Sept 64 until Sept 66 then 40 Sqn Hameln then Northag then Longmoor, Belfast, Nicosia then left in 74 Great memories sadly no photos to relate to but still can remember all the buddies I served with
HOUNDSTONE CAMP - YEOVIL Well to introduce a deviation I wasn't actually in Norton Manor Camp but I was with the RASC not a stone's throw away; Houndstone Camp in Yeovil where I was one of the first RAOC types to be trained by the RASC as a Staff Clerk. This would have been about 1965 and I remember that there were some splendid guys from the Taunton area on the same course. Cannot remember any names but do remember a little WRAC officer who had a degree in Zooology - most appropriate we thought, for an Army career.
2012 Norton Manor Reunion. Our group are now organising a J/Ldr Norton Manor 2012 Reunion. The majority were in training during 1961 - 1964 ish. Please drop me a line if your interested. Dave Ross (Ex Connought & Hobbs Platoon)