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Hi Nigel, just seen your new website for the regiment, i served in the Worcesters and WFR from 1958 - 1983,

boy and man, never regretted any of it would do it all again.
good luck
colin perry

 

 

Raymond Leadbeater
I am Ray Leadbeater's daughter and I would just like to thank you for the lovely written obituary and to everybody that came to give my Dad the send off he deserved. Thank you so much for making a very hard day more bearable.
Kind regards
Sue
Posted by Sue Holms on 28 March 2020
AAC Arborfield 1980
Afternoon,
I have been thinking back to the summer of 1980, when as a young,fresh - faced 16 year old,I joined the REME as an Army Apprentice ,part of the intake known as 80B2. We were the latecomers to that intake as the other squads had arrived some weeks before us. I was in 3 squad and our instructor was one Sgt Perry WFR. He had been in for over 20 years and was an old hand , as he knew every dodge and trick that young lads would get up to!
He knocked us into shape in 6 weeks and was firm but always fair.
Under his instruction, we developed into a good team and we won the `Victor Ludorum ` trophy for best squad on that intake. The trophy was a deactivated (I think!) shell from a 25 pounder gun....and was presented to Sgt Perry on our parent`s day parade.
RSM Yorke (Coldstream Guards) was the second smartest soldier that day, Sgt Perry was the smartest, the nails on the bottom of his parade boots were even shining as he marched smartly up to accept the trophy. I was in the front rank near the presentation, and the sound of his boots, his glowing pride and being part of the winning squad who started out some weeks behind the others has never left my memory.
Could it be that Sgt Perry WFR from my time at Arborfield is none other than Colin Perry WFR 1958 - 1983 ?
If so, I wish him all the very best and thank him for the great instruction he gave to us `JEEPS` in 80B2 .
Regards
Iain Brown A/T 24536107

Hi Iain. Thanks for getting in touch. I have sent Colin your message he cannot access site at the moment I will paste his reply here
Posted by Iain Brown on 28 March 2020
AAC Arborfield 1977
Hi just looking at your website and wondered if the Colin Perry was an instructor at AAC Arborfield in 1977?
If so would love to have a chat with him.
Regards
Mike Honey
EX WO1 (ASM) REME
Posted by Mike Honey on 12 December 2019
Hi Mike I have just emailed Colin with your message. Await reply.
Posted by Nigel Fish on 13 December 2019
Eric Cosgrove

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Bumble and I are looking for Eric Cosgrove , also known as Cosy, he was last seen in Berlin, if anyone could tell us if he is about.. He also had a brother who drove the C.O of the battalion.
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Lost Friends

I am looking for people who knew my grandfather Thomas John Pomeroy (known as John or 'Tech'??). He lived in Evesham, but was based at Norton Barracks for his National Service.

He was the baton holder for Major Robert Britten.
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