Monday, September 6, 2010

NOTICE BOARD

Welcome to 11 Field Squadron website
I hope that you will join the site and use
the comments to your advantage.
Please contact me via the contact link
with your details and dates in the Sqn so they can be added to
the roll call
Best wishes to all
Hank Lawrence
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AUGUST 2016
Welcome to
Ginger Spoon
1991-92

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MARCH 2016
Welcome
Slim Stead
3 troop 1970-74 and 1978-81
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February 2016
Welcome
David Godfrey
I was in 73 Sqn up to December 1969 when I went to Chatham for my T1 Engineering Surveyor course. I never returned to Ripon as I was posted to 50 Sqn in Gibraltar building the Victoria Sports Stadium. I next came across 11 Sqn in Castledillon, NI when 50 Sqn took over in Feb 1972. I was sad to see only one of the 73 Sqn lads remained. What happened to the rest? Am I eligible to be added to the roll?
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JANUARY 16

Hank

 

Very many thanks for getting back to me.

 
More than happy for you to post request and forward my details.
 
The request is hopefully simple one.
 
I’m after tracking down any member of 11 Sqn who was involved in the construction of the FOB at San Carlos as I will be presenting the Vignette of Heroic Sappering deeds at our forthcoming 300th Dinner night at RAF Wittering 21 Apr.
 
As there is little detail on the build less the famous painting I want to get to the story behind the painting.  I have already tracked down the FOB commander and catching up with him in the next couple of weeks.
 
If anyone out there is happy to talk to me about it, has a funny couple of one liners or photos that could add colour to the vignette very much appreciate.
 
 
 
Sorry I’m not on FACEBOOK so cant track people that way.
 
Regards
 
Bob
 
Lt Col R J  MacDonald CEng MICE RE
If you can help please contact Bob via
contact form top left of this post and
admin will pass it on.

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Welcome
I was known as Rick Collins at the time and was in 3Tp (MT stores and OC's Driver. 71-73.

JANUARY 14
welcome
Kevin Ginge Regan
1973-77
Any body remember ginge regan 11fld squadron Ripon 
1973-1977especially geordie batson please contact me
VIa this site's contact link

October 2013
Welcome
Fergie Black
1980-84
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John Hurst
1980-83
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Mal aussie Austwick
1Tp 1982 - 1985
Great times including Kenya early 83 and Falklands laate 84 - early 85.

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MAY 2013
Welcome
Colin Moore
3 Tp Plt Tp
1977-80
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Kevin Taylor
HQ Tp
1981-84
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John Squiggy Barker
1978-82
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Andy Burkinshaw
1981-85
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Martyn Howe
3 tp + Plant
1978-82
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OCTOBER 2012
Welcome
Chris Kemp
1 Troop Comd
1979-81
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JULY 2012
From Nobby Clarke
Ex 11 Indep Fd Sqn
It is very sad to hear that the sqn is to be disbanded but this is not the end you must keep the name going so come on you young guys organize a reunion like us old guys from 11 Independent we get together every year and have a great time meeting up again some of us going back over 50 years since we left the sqn we will never forget the greatest unit in the sappers, i am sure you can do it.
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MARCH 2012
If anyone from the Squadron is
organising a reunion in the future
please would you let me have the
details for this website
Thank You
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JUNE 2012
Welcome to
George Kennedy
1979-82
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Andy Dirom
3 Tp 1979-82
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Denis McIntyre
1979-82
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Welcome to
Tony Douglas
Dear Hank
I was 2ic 11 sqn 1980-82 (including deployments to Norway (Teamwork 80), HMP Franklin Prison (I ran B Wing during Prison Warders strike), Beliize (during its Independence) and Op Corporate) and then OC 1988-90) Taking Sqn back to Falklands and also to Australia amongst other deployments.  Very sad to hear of disbandment. Would be interested in joining in any reunion?
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Welcome To
Peter Abbott
1985-86
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Found on Facebook
11 Field Squadron Group

Troops,
Having just read the latest issue of The Sapper Mag, I must inform you the the Corps plan to disband 38 Engr Regt and the first sqn to go will be"Budgie Sqn" in late 2012.
This has been announced by the EinC and is part of the SDRS cutting measures. For those who served with the sqn in the Falklands in 1982, next year now more poignant with us hitting the 30 year mark.
Secondly, the mag also covered and article about a " Sapper Gathering" for all ranks who took part in the Falklands Campaign in 1982. it is to be held at the WOs and Sgts Mess, Brompton Barracks on Saturday the 9th June 2012.
Clearly there may well be other events organised throughout the country but this is the first one i have seen. It will cost £15 and you get a buffet meal with 2 free bottles of Sapper ale. Entry to this reception, the barracks and the museum is by ticket only and available from Lt Col CK Walker, Welfare officer, Brompton brks, Chatham,Kent,ME44UG or email
colw@supanet.com or
rsme const-1regt-welfare-uwo@mod.uk
I thinks we need to get this around the other RE sites so will do the rounds as best I can.
REgards to all
Sean McClean













Sept 2011
Welcome
Dougie Blues
1984-87
 was in MT Troop 11 Sqn
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Ron (Tony) Townend
1972-73
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17 Nov 10
Welcome to
Rhys Morgan 1982
I'm an ex 11sqn member . I was also on op corporate in 82
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3 comments:

  1. Richard (Nobby) Clarke 1957-60July 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    It is very sad to hear that the sqn is to be disbanded but this is not the end you must keep the name going so come on you young guys organize a reunion like us old guys from 11 Independent we get together every year and have a great time meeting up again some of us going back over 50 years since we left the sqn we will never forget the greatest unit in the sappers, i am shure you can do it.

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  2. Tam Coull 74-76 POM I remember in Sudan whilst awaiting our vc10 ride home from Juba saying to Mark Powling that I would never return to this place.
    Funny how things work out. Last I heard of Mark he was working ss a POM down there and two years ago I was running Sudans oil terminal and again I said never again.hmmm.....

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    1. Hi Tam please email me at sapperhankatgmail.com I will add you to roll call

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