Friday, 15 July 2011

Labuan Toe

Next April, you may well be remembering more of your service career than you thought possible. Seeing old faces, hearing stories and anecdotes helped on by the odd glass or two will have your memory working overtime. Why not get a head start & leave some of your printable memories here?

Labuan Toe was an affliction well known to anyone who spent time on the island in Borneo. Every morning, sick quarters would see a queue of those unlucky enough to have been attacked by the monsoon drainage ditches while trying to navigate their way back to the billet after an evening in the NAFFI.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Your Mission Possible

There is still time to help find more of the entry before next April. We are not in contact with them for a variety of reasons: Some have died, some have emigrated, some don’t want to be contacted and some don’t know about us. Trying to find who moved to P├ętaouchnock is not going to be easy but you like a challenge and like most of these games, the winner gets points – and points mean prizes.
An analysis of those we are in contact with would suggest the following breakdown:
RIP
10
Africa
2
Asia
2
Australia
1
Europe
5
UK
12
US/Canada
2
Total
34

685582
Atkins
David John
685590
Cawte
David Leonard
685596
Croft
Malcolm
685602
Eslick
Tomas
685608
Griffin
Robert Paul
685611
Hattersley
David
685612
Heaton
Thomas
685539
Jenkins
Reginald Alan Vaughan
685546
Kensley
Ralph Colin
685550
Lang
Peter John
685551
Leech
James Arthur Charles
685553
Lewsey
Robin Frederick
685554
McPherson
Malcolm D?
685628
McPherson
Michael Robin
685562
Ovenden
William Thomas
R/5188
Payne
Doug G
685561
Phillips
John
685623
Phillips
Peter Lawrence
685563
Pilcher
Albert Edward
685565
Player
Stanley David






685578
Warner
Raymond John
685579
Waters
Martin Kelvin



685600
Eagle
Brian
685603
Evans
Thomas Balfour
685542
Jones
Hugh
685622
MacKinlay
Graham
685555
Main
Robert Downie
685572
Steele
Jim
685577
Walsh
Alan James
685580
Watson
John Lawar

Monday, 16 May 2011

Happy Birthday

Just in case you were short of an excuse to celebrate, you might be astonished to realize that your web site is one year old already since that fateful day when the champagne bottle was smashed to pieces during the launch.
In our short year, the site has had over 3000 visits and over 12000 page views which gives you some idea of what you can prove with numbers.
Although the site has had some success in keeping in touch with the faithful few, we are still trying to trace more of the entry so anything you can do or suggest would be very welcome.
Cheers...

Friday, 22 April 2011

Try a younger Navigator

Opera 11, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4, Chrome 11, Safari 4, 
...
If you are still using older versions of popular Internet browser or navigator programs, you will find the current generation run faster with more emphasis on what is on the Internet page rather than cluttering the top of the screen with a myriad of menu options. These updates are all free so it's a cheaper way of making your computer run faster for nothing.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Thanks to Chris Tett

Once again, many thanks are due to Chris Tett for all the time, trouble & energy spent in organizing a successful reunion. We all appreciate what you do (with help from the rest of your team at home).
Those that were unable to attend this time were remembered with a toast to Absent Friends. Next year on 20 April, we hope to share a drink with you. Don't be afraid to book the Hotel early - they have already started taking reservations.
Some pictures on the site will give you an idea of the venue but next year the reunion will start at lunchtime.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Reunion

Sad to say, I will not be with you at the weekend but I wish you all a great time.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Radar web site

A site that might be of interest, especially to ground radar fitters.
www.radarpages.co.uk. I often wondered what I was doing at Staxton Wold.

Geoff Corby

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Help wanted with names

It seems that some 92nd were missing from our original list. To help with the search for all the 92nd, please can anyone help with some answers or even best guesses!
  1. How many 92nd originally joined up on 22nd May 1959?
  2. What was the name of the chap that died on Summer camp?
  3. The following names were labeled as being being ex-91st. At least some of them are wrong. Can you remember any of them? Any information would be most welcome.
  • Roy Andrews
  • Mick Benn
  • Chris Bradburn
  • Geoff Davies
  • Simon Ellis
  • G Graham
  • Clive Ing
  • John Kennedy
  • Pat Scrace
  • ? Sizen
  • Pete Webber
Thanks very much. Enter here or email me
Chris Tett

Saturday, 15 January 2011

What's an Atom, Walt?


You may have noticed that many blogs and websites use RSS (or Atom feeds). RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication but that may not get you very far. Put another way, the website can tell you when something new has been added to save you having to go to the site to find out.

Not much point if you are only following a single site but this can be useful if several sites are involved.


To use this RSS feature you can use a feed reader or you can use your Internet navigator or browser. 


For the browsers:
At the bottom of this page (or other websites that have an RSS feed you would like to follow), left click on Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) and follow the instructions. You will then be able to see the RSS feeds on your browser toolbar.


For a feed reader such as: http://www.google.com/reader:

At the bottom of this page, right click on Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) and copy link address
Add this address (URL) to the reader.
Add addresses of other sites having this feature that you want to follow.
Once you have mastered this, you can impress your grandchildren.


Any problems or queries? Then comment on this post.

Feedback

Those who used the old Feedback spreadsheet will hopefully find this easier to use so please continue to send in your positive or negative feedback.
Feedback, as we know, means prizes...



Martin Eversfield
Hi Alan, thanks for the link to the Indian website. The World's Fastest Indian is a favouite movie of mine.
Martin

Geoff Corby
I think missing name in middle row of 92D is Rob Lewsey

Martin
Further finds in class 92E. From the initial entry photograph I think that Ken Jarvis is in the centre of the front rank and Roy Smith is on the far left of the centre rank.

Martin Eversfield
Alan
Francis is third from left of front rank in class 92A
Martin

Martin Eversfield
Hi Alan
The picture of class 92E lists Francis Johns at far right of rear rank. I am pretty certain that it is Dave Bridges, he was discharged early because of his failing eyesight. Front row far right is "Titch Philips" isn't it? Third from left of centre rank is McPherson.
Martin

Stan Murray
No complaints Alan. I log in most days and I'm just glad someone like you knows enough to set up the website and keep it going.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

What's a Diode?

After more than 50 years since I first soldered a resistor to a valve base and spent hours trying to understand the theory of holes moving from one material to another, with current going backwards through thin air, controlled by my own home grown circuit board, I'm ready to admit that I'm ready to retire from the technology business. Fortunately I have grandsons who can teach me to "tweet", whatever that means.

My congratulations to the Goalkeeper for puting this Blog in place.

However, I'm reminded of the story of the guy and his girlfriend who visited the local wishing well. The guy made his wish and, in an instant, he was endowed with the largest ----- in the county. "Great" said his girlfriend, "Now you've got it, what do you think you're going to do with it?"

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Useful or not?

As you have seen, live video is part of this website and will be active during the reunion in April.
In order to prepare/simplify the logistics involved, it would be helpful to know if anyone thinks this feature worth using. The same question also applies to the possibility of making voice and video calls to the reunion via Skype.

Q1 Will you be watching the live video?
Q2 Will you be calling via Skype?
There are no costs involved to anyone watching.

Thanks for your input.