Thursday

11 INDEP FD SQN RE


Welcome To The Squadron
Notice Board
MAY 2017 
 
Help needed.
We are trying to get a handle on the
place and date of birth for
(Jumbo) H R J Davis RE
He served with the Sqn around
1959-61
he looked after HQ, G1098 , and ran the signals hut out by the beach.
Married with boy and twin girls born out there
 
 
Him in mid air outside NAAFI
 
 
JANUARY 2017
Have received sad news that
Allan Calderbank
1955-58
Passed
29/12/16
Condolences to the Family.
Information from his son
Paul Calderbank
 
OCTOBER 2016
 
I was with 410 at sungei bese in 55 ,major ford was CO and I recall Sgt purdei. We moved to aya etam in 56 where I joined up with the ausis.I was casivaced home in 56
Regards,
Jo Jones
 
 
SEPTEMBER
Dear All,
For those of 11 Sqn who served on either CRE Works Crown or Post Crown Force you will never forget 19RB operator PETER (YAKKA) YEATES.  Sadly Peter died suddenly yesterday.  At this moment i have no further details.  I only spoke to him three weeks ago after some 43 years and we were planning a meet up in Yorkshire.  RIP Peter.
Information from Mick Norton
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Anyone help with this please.
I am still looking for anyone that new my dad Tom Wright (Ticky) who was staff sargent with 11 Ind Field Squadron Royal Engineers in Penang 1957 to 60(?).  Please if you remember anything could you please email me.  Dad died in 1971 and I have been trying for the last 40 years to find information.  When we were there, there was mum, Patricia and the four daughters, I'm the youngest.  Please help if you can.  Many thanks.

Regards,
Hazel Wright |
 
 
AUGUST
 
 
JULY 2016
Welcome
Roy Lazell
SSM Sqn
1967-70
 
MAY 2016
Tony Dring
1952-55
Passed 1 May 2016
R.I.P. Sapper
 
 
APRIL 2016
 
Sad to  
 Announce the passing of
Tony Mitchell
1962-65
April 2016 R.I.P. Sapper

 
 
 
The end of a great period and
job well done
After 7 years, over 4000 miles walked and over £100,000 raised for service charities, we are calling it a day by walking into Wootton Bassett where it all began in 2009.   We will arrive at the War Memorial  to be met by the Mayor at 12.00 pm on Monday 2nd May.   We have reserved a small Hotel for the weekend.   It would be great to see anyone who would like to join us for the weekend or just attend on the Monday.   
Please contact Doug and Sue Hamilton-Cox
 
Well done from us all at 11 Sqn
 
 
 
 
 
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Allan Sticks Hill
Passed
11 April 2016 
condolences to family.
R.I.P sapper
 
 
 
 MARCH 2016
 
New Member
Steve (Brummie) Potter
l served in 11th Independent field squadron on MT from 1964_1967 in Malaya and also served 2 tours in Thailand helping build an airstrip plant op. If anyone thinks they know me get in touch.

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Sad news
Passing of
Peter Lewellin
March 2016
1954-57
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Have been informed about the
passing
of
John Morris R.I.P
1962-65
11 February 2016
Can anyone let me know if they remember
him and maybe point him out in any of
the photo albums.
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 2016
 
Welcome
Anthony Ditch
 
 
 

 I served with 11 Sqn in Butterworth and Terendak camp. Mallaca.
I live in Bangkok.and am 75 on the 3/3.
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Welcome to David Cooper
Oct 1960- Dec 61
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Bar, Chulia Street, Penang. I am the one in the middle directly below the clock.
Sitting left middle row Johnson, 3rd Peter Campbell, rear left Peter Caddy. Second from left in rear row was Captain Clowes. Reclining in the front was Captain ( Mike/Tony??) Bromage.
Right of Johnson was the 2 i/c who took over from Trevor Palmer, whose name escapes me at the moment, although I should remember as we all went to his wedding shortly after he arrived..
 
 
 
Group photo when David was away from Sqn.
middle row, third from left is also Capt Clowes.
middle row third from right is Capt Mike Fraser-Allen.
Front row from the right, first Capt Bromage, second Capt Geoff Wollatt 
 
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It is with sad regret that we announce
the Passing of
John Geordie Bissett

 
 
 
He served the Squadron over 8 years
1957-60, 1960-63, 65-68
Lucky bar steward
 
R.I.P. Geordie
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Part one orders for
 JANUARY 2016
A reminder to go ahead and book your
rooms for this years reunion.
ASAP
 
Remember
it is okay to book as no charge is made
until the day of arrival. They will need
your card details.
Get your fingers out and start dialling,
keep trying until you get through to the number we have given you.
If you end up at central booking
and they try giving you a number starting
08719 (Don't use it)
tell them, please put me through to
Reservations 
( give them the hotel address)
 
I found it can take time before it rings.
Once through to front desk explain
that its for 11 Sqn Reunion
13-14 May 2016
If at first you don't succeed and all that. 
 
Do you really want to miss out?
 
Most important that you let
either me or Geoff Lambourne
Know that you're booked. if you have not already done so please do it now.
 
 
 
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DECEMBER 2015
RAE
Sapper
Robert Macca McDonald
passed away
27Nov 2015
R.I.P. Macca 

November 2015
Found and Lost
all in the same month
Passing of
Charlie Lowe
1959-61
R.I.P.
News from Jim Lettice

Hi Hank, Charlie Lowe's funeral went off well today 4th December, it was attended by four ex SQN
members the family were very pleased for the turnout.
 SQN members attending Jim Lettice, Bert Campbell ,Dave Middleton and Geoff Lambourne
Regards Geoff  
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New contact
Jim Lettice
1959-61
Found by Dave Middleton
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Can you name him
we think he was in plant troop

Vic Noels, Tony Wetherall, Who, La Crawley, Sandy Melville, Hank Lawrence, Tony Mitchell

October 2015
Anyone remember a
Stephen Phillips
Early days
Camp near Batu Caves
is mentioned, maybe Sungai Besi?
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NEW ARTICLE
BY TONY CATHERALL
LINK


AUGUST 2015
WELCOME
Mo Gaston
1966-68
WE WERE THERE FROM 66 TO 68 APPROX....I WAS A SAPPER PLANT FITTER IN PLANT TROOP. WAS EX COMMUNICATED FROM THAILAND. (MEDI/VACKED ACTUALLY.) ME & WIFE IRENE WERE FRIENDS WITH KAY & ERIC THOMPSON. I WAS THE SAPPER INSTRUCTOR SENT TO TEACH PLANT OPS TO BE PLANT/OP/MECHS....THEY WOULDENT GIVE ME ANY TEACHING AIDS, SO I STOLE A CAT D4 FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES BOY DUZ THIS BRING BACK MEMORIES.... U CUD WRITE A BOOK, BUT IT WUD BE SO LONG IT AV TO BE IN INSTALLMENTS.........LOL
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Richard Kirk
1969-70
Passed 4/8/15
R.I.P sapper
Condolences to his family
Hi mate, just to let you know that Sapper Richard Kirk ex 11, 15 and 54 Sqns passed away peacefully yesterday. There is no doubt that his life was extended by some months due to the magnificent response when old mates from 11 and 54 were asked to contact him. His wife and family were overwhelmed by the lift that gave him and wish to thank everyone involved. 
 God bless the Ubiquitous.
From, Stevo Stevenson 54 Sqn
Thank you Steve 


July 2015
Sad to report
the passing of Tom Thornton
1963-66
Funeral 8th July
contact me for funeral details
CONDOLENCES
To TOM'S Family
R.I.P Sir


MAY 2015
Welcome 
Paul Phelps
1959-62 ?

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Andy Heatlie
1967-69
Also Crown
await photos
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Mick Moger



1965-68
also Crown Thailand

APRIL 2015

A new story from
Anthony Catherall
worth a read









MARCH 2015
5 New photos added
Brian Lord's
Album
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Sad to report that 
George Dick 1962-65
Passed away today
20 March 2015
R.I.P  old friend
Condolences to Carol 
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Hi came a cross your website through search engine. My father,Alan Daymond, served with the RE in the 1960's based in Malacca and also Hameln, before leaving in 1970. My father sadly passed away last week after a short illness and I am looking for memories of his service days, to share with other people and to give to my mum. He did mention of operating transport ferries so he must have been in one of the amphibious units. Don't know whether you could help but thanks anyway. Tim Daymond

If any one knows if there are any photos of Alan in the albums please let 
Hank know
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FEBRUARY 2015
Sad to announce the passing of
John Taffy Bishop
1954-57
Friday 30 Jan 2015
R.I.P. Sapper











Condolences to Lucy and Family




JANUARY 2015
Welcome
John (Snowy) Sowden
1968-70
I was 66 when I bought aTablet with internet. Now I have found the 11'th again after 45 years .I amSnowy Sowden 68-70 and loved every minute except for Mr Rougier (Rogers) who when he took a dis like to you that was it and for it was mutual.
I had to make a folding toilet for him and carry it aswell and I forgot to cover it with a cloth on a very hot day.He had a wonderful red ring on his behind.He put me on a charge for it.
I have given Hank 50 photo's of 3 troop in Hong Kong and other places over 2 years.I am sorry but I am terrible with name's, so I do not know your name's anymore.
Do anybody remember the Vietnamese bunker we did forthe americans or the raft that sank in a storm when we tried to sail to two islands ( mr Rogers Titanic ) .Or the school we built for children in the jungle?
If anyone wants to contact me Hank has my email address
Snowy




DECEMBER 2014
Welcome
Terry Comley 
1956-58
PHOTOS



OCTOBER 2014
It is with sadness that we have to announce
the passing of yet another 2 Sqn member.
Jim Campbell passed
today 6th Oct 2014
Condolences to Family
From us all



1967-70




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Bill Cole passed on 
Tuesday 30 September 2014
R.I.P old friend.
Condolences to family
from us all



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Hi I am looking to see if any body remembers and has any photos of my father Dennis Pendleton. I believe he was a Sapper whilst serving in Malaya and his total service was from boy service in 1957 ish to 1969 when he left 3 fd sqn at Tidworth

Keith Pendelton


AUGUST 2014

Welcome

Charlie Feehan

1969-70

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Richard Kirk

1969-70
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Did anyone ever serve with
Bernard Edwards RE
he went to Korea
1953-55 approx
Hoping to find any old pals still around.


JULY 2014
Big welcome to
Cliff Elliott
1954-56
Cliff Elliott centre rear
from Peter Bowkers R.I.P Album
Looking forward to more
Photos from Cliff

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Sad to announce the passing of 

Alan Stockton
1959-62
We send condolences to his family
from all in Squadron

Funeral will be 3pm 22 July
For funeral details contact
Hank

JUNE 2014

From Carol Teasdale
Passing of
Ray Teasdale
1969-70
He went on to 59 Sqn
Condolences to 
Carol and family 
From the Squadron
Funeral is on 10th July
for details email me on
sapperhank@gmail.com













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Welcome
Nev Nuttall
2 Troop RAE 1965-67


Message from John Tomczak

Hi to my Dear friends in the UK



This is basically to let you all know that I arrived back in Perth WA, the land of Sunshine and sweeping plains, even in winterJ.



Had a stressful drive in Wales with the narrow, twisting, hedge row roads, blind corners and the list goes on, but all is well that ends well, didn’t get a ticket for parking or speeding, that I know off, “High Five” and the car that I was driving was returned in one piece with no dents or scratches, “U beauty”,J however I don’t want to test my luck driving in the UK again!!!!! I Won’t say anymore on that subject.



I had a great time meeting you all and sharing life’s highs and lows, but for all of that, we are all, mates, friends and renewed acquaintances’  I am sure that we will all at some stage in time, meet up again, I sincerely hope so.



I would like to thank you all for sharing time with me, putting me up, shouting me some good Pommy grub, Aussie wine etc, while I was in the UK, it was just great sharing those special moments.



For various reasons this will be my last trip, however, the memories will last forever, and spending time with you all was very special and won’t be forgotten, as long as I don’t get (“Old Timers Disease”) which I enjoyed immensely.

I would love for you all, whenever you are available to make it, to visit my family and myself to “A Land Downunder “so that we can reciprocate your hospitality.



If you think it will be too hot in summer L, don’t worry as we also a have a winter J, well sort off, although it can be nasty, but only for a day or so, but generally around 10 degs to 22 deg C .



May this year was one of the wettest, but it can also be the best, with the changing weather patterns, who can tell?



I know we all spoke of many things during my time with you, and that you asked me to forward photos etc on, because so much happened during my stay in the UK, can I ask you to jog my memory of what you would like me to respond to, so I can forward this information on, as I know it is important to our continued friendship.



I have photos that I have taken which I will forward on ASAP, just need to transfer from one computer to the next.



Hope this finds you all really well and it was my pleasure to meet you all after so many years.



Take Care, Thanks & God’s Blessings to you all



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News from Stuart Symonds
Cedric Cooper 2 IC
1958-60
Passed on 1 May2014 age 85
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Money raised from raffle

MAY 2014


Thank you to all that attended reunion, it was great to see so many there again. 

If you have photos please email. me them for the album

An interesting statistic
Over past 7 years
Average attendance has been
124
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April 2014
Welcome
Derek Ballard
Sqn Chippy 1962-65

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Message for David Quinn

Tried to send email to address you provided
it was returned as not recognised.
Please send again to 
sapperhank(at)gmail.com
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It is with much sadness that I have to inform you all that

Richard (Nobby) Clarke passed 
24th March 2014.
Nobby was the driving force behind our reunions at Coventry
and put his heart and soul into getting it going and we all have benefited
from it. He was still thinking of the Sqn on Saturday when he asked his Grandson to make sure he printed off the badges for the reunion and get them to me.
I will close by saying goodbye to a good friend and dedicated
11 Indep Fd Sqn member.
Thank you Nobby, Rest In Peace mate.
Our condolences to Heidi and all the family
Contact me should you want their address







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2014
Just a reminder that it is time to think about
booking rooms for 
May 16th 17th Reunion
They are going fast
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Welcome
Chris McGregor
1965-68
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From Terry Hanrahan RAE
Hi Hank
When I was in Butterworth 59-61 I knew an RE by name of Bill Lee and when I was posted to Malacca in 65, Bill was there, but return to England for D mob not long after, about the same time you left. He was married and he and his family lived at Eden Park, Malacca.
After his D mob I heard that he enlisted in the RAE and was posted to Townsville but I have not been able to find him. Do you think any of the members that were in Butterworth and Malacca remember him and maybe know where he is now.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Just received 24 Feb 14
Sad news indeed
Dear Hank, 

It is with much regret I write to inform you of the death of your squadron mate Bernard Waslin, recently as a result of a suspected heart attack. He will be buried tomorrow near Yarrawonga on the Victoria/ NSW border. Unfortunately, Tungamah , being a very small town, will not see a significant number of people there to celebrate his life. The fact that nothing was published will further reduce the likelihood of a state funeral capacity filled church. But should anybody feel inclined to write a letter of condolence to his wife Janet, contact Hank for the address. 

From 
Len SherrottMany thanks Len
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Some photos of interest
From All Whiteley ex
 59 and 54 Sqn
Album 
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DECEMBER 2013

Sapper Bill (Shagger) Lee 

2 Fd Tp RAE

11 Indep Fd Sqn RE passed away 

in Melbourne Friday.

 Lest We Forget.





NOVEMBER 2013
With sadness
Passing of
Melvyn (Brummie) Bowbanks
14th November 2013
Served 1966-69
Condolences to family from us all
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OCTOBER 2013
Welcome 
Mel Wilsea
REME 
Nov 1967-70
Straight up to Crown
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Book recommended by
Tony Catherall
Great read
find link below with details
http://11indepfdsqn.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/books-of-interest.html

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SEPTEMBER 2013
Found and lost again
Sad news guys had message
from Sarah Hughes nee Wilce
Terry Wilce
A K A Jo 90
1966-69
Passed on Tuesday 24 Sept 2013
Condolences go to all the family
From us all at the squadron


Please contact me ASAP if you
knew Terry and 
need funeral instructions
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Welcome
Bob Taylor
1967-69
PHOTOS


AUGUST 2013
Sad news
Lofty Kibble
1957-60
Passed Aug 2013
Condolences to Family
From us all 

2008
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Welcome
Jim Molloy
1962-65?
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Alec Coyle
1968-70
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June 2013
Welcome
Fred Ludlow
1961-64
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MAY 2013
Welcome
Harry Elliott
1965-67
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APRIL 2013
Who are they
Hong Khong Camp 1967  
54 and 11 sqn
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MARCH 2013
Welcome
Pip John Pipitone
1969-70
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Alex Skoronski
2 Troop RAE
1968-70
R.I.P. Sapper
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John Tait
1968-70
Passed 16 February 2013
South Shields Gazette
Condolences to
Gayle and family
R.I.P Geordie 
It would be great if anyone
can find photo of Geordie
amongst the albums
________________Welcome
Brian Coomber
1967-69 approx
On Crown also
POL Stores
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Help find
Fred Tyler
Where was he from in UK
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Welcome
Michael Cheesley
ACC 1965-67

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Pete Stringer
HQ Troop 
1969-70

FEBRUARY 2013
Welcome
Blue Mackeller
2 Troop RAE
1965-67
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Derek and Sylvia Millar
1968-70
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Anyone remember
Paul Ridyard
1968-69
He passed 
November 2011
info via Pete Marsden
from wife Marjorie

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Any help with this article
please.
The Dragon and Bulldozer

JANUARY 2013


Who Remembers this
guy 1968-70

Ginge Thorpe
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Welcome to
Dave Hudson
1 Troop 1965-68
name from Pete Marsden
thanks Pete
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Leon charlie Charlesworth
3 Troop 1967-70
PHOTO ALBUM

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It is with much sadness
that I have to announce the
passing of Chris Smith
Smudge passed away early hours
14 January 2013
I extend our condolances from the whole
Squadron to Margaret and Family
R I P Mate
Funeral is 1st February 2013
For details contact
Hank 
11independentfldsqnmalaya(at)googlemail.com
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JANUARY 2013
I have once again been forwarded
the famous SIMON ASHTON
Email warning
This Hoax has been doing the 
rounds for over 5 years now
and although it is appreciated that
people feel obliged to warn their 
friends as it says in email, Please
lets stop this one now and dont
pass it on if you get it.
Check Hoaxes on link below
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/
Regards Hank
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New members
John Geordie Coutts
1965-66
Early member of
Ten Feet Five
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Les Govier 1954-56
MT Troop

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New Contact
Les Rawlins
Pk Troop 1956-59
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New contact made with
Final member of
Ten Feet Five
Dave Beere 1965-68
In Germany
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DECEMBER 2012

Sad to announce the passing
of Peter Bowker
1954-55
Info from wife Margaret
Funeral 9th January 2013
Gosport
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WELCOME
Eric Cooksey
Plant Troop driver then
Famto Store
1962-65 
PHOTO ALBUM

NOVEMBER 2012
Welcome to
Peter and Christine Martell
1963-65
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Lapel Badges
200 Sold Out
Started adding names for 
new batch if I can get 
100 reqd
See Lapel Badge Link
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Welcome
Bruce Harper 1967-68
Yes, I'm still in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. I have a Thai partner and we both do some teaching here.  We've just just had our 5th (I think) rememberance service at the main city park.  It started with just a few expats in a corner of the park where there is a small monument for POWs that were kept here by the Japs and died.  An ex sapper, (lifer) Bob Longridge, used to organise it but, now, it's been taken over by the Thais and turned into a major local event, but slightly diminishing its original purpose. Every year, the expats present a bouquet to the surviving descendants of a Thai woman who secretly handed food to POWs.   
There are quite a few ex 'Op Crown' guys who travel here for the occasion and also visit the the airfield they built (at Kok Te Lat, where I also served).  They do a little ceremony at the field for the sappers who died there in the 60s.
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Two new digger photos from
1958-59 period from Brian Lord
WHO is this



Ben Williams


OCTOBER 2012


Hi All


I recently placed a page with reference to a Lapel Badge available for purchase and found that maybe 2 or 3 responded, from the website. From that response I was ready to forget the idea. A couple of days ago Richard Clarke decided to send out emails to many of you about the badge, well this has stirred many of you into action and I have had over 20 emails requesting a badge.



I’m sorry to say that this proves just how few of you check the website on a regular basis. It also happens with reunion information on the site and later when someone hears that they have missed an item I get the response (we didn’t know) no one told me about it.



Please try to check at least once a month for information you may otherwise miss out on. It really would make our lives a lot simpler guys.



Keep me informed about change of email addresses phone numbers etc.

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It Is with Sadness that
i report the the
Passing Of My old pal
Leon Bulshy Wilson
1 Troop 1962-65
RIP 16 Sept 2012
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OLD LAGS REUNION

Denise, Elaine, Bill, John, Frank, Tony, Gerry
PHOTOS
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L to R Geoff & Jeanette Lambourne Myself Sticks Hill,Heidi, Nola Hill out to lunch by the river at Symons Yat Sticks & Nola are over from Australia Sticks a old mate of mine from 2 Troop RAE 1957-59 it was great to see them again.

SEPTEMBER 2012

CHATHAM WEEKEND
Sticks Hill, Richard Clarke, Geoff Lambourne
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Welcome
Alan Grubey
1 Troop 1962-65
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Ken Girling
3 Troop 1960-63
Via Guest book
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AUGUST 2012
HELP LADS
Hazel is looking for anything on
her dad
S/Sgt Tom (Ticky) Wright
He was definitely RE's and built bridges (can't remember what they are called) through jungle to create a major road.
Unfortunately, dad died when he was 41 but I am trying to put pieces together for family tree history.
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Welcome to
Michael Jones
1960-63
MT






living in Malaysia with
Nancy his wife
info from Son Paul
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JULY 2012
OKAY ALL HELP
I work at a Salvation Army hostel in Plymouth.  I was chatting to one of the residents about his S.A.S tatoos and turns out he was in the Engineers and we found your website.
Tony told me he was in the 11th in Malaya 66 - 68 and in the Military between 62 - 78 in total during which time he served with the Engineers, the Paras and the Sas.
It would be great to maybe get some old photos of tony.  He is now 69 and has no photos of his Military days, just fond memories.
I wonder if you could help us?
Tony, Anthony Cooper ________________________________________________

A special gesture

Presented to
Jan Myers
Landlady
O'Gradys's Redcar
Daughter of
Brian Fitzgibbon
By
Bill Stuart and Geoff Lambourne
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New Contacts
John geordie Tait
1968-70
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Joe Jock Higgins
1966-67
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Ray Moody
1970
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Bob Walker
1 Tp 1967-68
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Bob Wigley
I was with the 11th Ind Field Sqd during1954 to 56 stationed at Sungie Besi
when it was formed at Chatham and sailed to Malaya,
would like to make contact with old mates

JUNE 2012
Help
Anyone know
Jock Sneddon's first name
1960-63 approx
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New Contact
Bob Buckle
1964-66
1 troop
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Brian Gibbins
1 Tp 1958-60
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MAY 2012
New Contacts
Terry (Ned) Kelly
1968-70
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Denis McIntyre
1965-67
PHOTO ALBUM
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New contact
(David Son of)
Dave Sinclair
1964-66
Dave Passed about 1996
 PHOTOS

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Message for
Colin Doc Judd
Thanks for contacting me, but the
email you gave was rejected
please email me at
11independentfldsqnmalaya(at)googlemail.com
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Anyone remember
Bill (Paddy) Blair
from Jimmy Farrell
hi Hank , paddy blair was married and in 1 troop at butterworth,
can't remember him at terendak at all.
From Spike Hooker
59 Sqn
Just as a matter of interest I don't know if you knew Bill Blair (Paddy) from 11 Sqn,
he was a mate of mine from SME Chatham.
Sadly he died a few years ago and I regret that we never
really met up even though we lived in the same city.
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APRIL 2012
Sad News from Pete Marsden
Charlie Gilligan 1966-68
Passed away
Sunday 22nd April 2012
Condolances to his family
from us all
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Welcome to
Terry Smart
1965-68
New Photos
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Joe McCann
1965-68
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Fred Beharrell
3 Troop
1960-63 
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Billy (Paddy) Crothers, Would like to know what happened to Dougie Maddison,
Veh Mec for 2 Troop some time during 64 to 67.
Believe he went to Viet Nam and
lived in the Newcastle area NSW 
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FEBRUARY 2012
Meeting up again
Bill & Barbara Stuart with Geoff & Jeanette Lambourne 17th Feb 2012
were else but a pub
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Welcome to
Steve Hearst
1965-68
Part of the Ten Feet Five group
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I see the famous hallmark email is doing the round again so we get plagued with endless Forwarded emails always check with Hoax slayer website befor you become one of the sheep that passes this type of email on please guys it just wastes time for us all.http://www.hoax-slayer.com/
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Looking for any information photos
names etc
About the
Bukit Mehndi Project
Kuanton
1968
Leave any messages at link below
BUKIT MENDI PAGE
In comment box using
Anonymous
to add please give your name
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John cruddas
54 sqn 1968-69
I was very friendly with an Aussie who was on 11 Sqn. 
his name was Billy Coolbugh (I think that's how you spell his name). 
He was an Aborigine...
was Australian heavy wt. boxer & he used to have a fish tail VELOCETTE motor bike.
Any help much appreciated

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JANUARY 2012

Photo link
1968-69
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Check out this photo link
and name them
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NOVEMBER 2011
I have recently been getting
a lot of repeat emails with warnings
about opening them and losing all
my data or hacking my address book
As much as it is a good idea to warn your friends
the problem is these have been doing the rounds for
years over and over again.
If you receive such mail please check out the
Following website were it is more than likely
listed as a HOAX
website
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WELCOME
Alan (Bert) Campbell
1960-63
i did go Borneo to build a bridge & worked on the Grick road.
our camp was at Butterworth & then Malacca

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October 2011
HISTORIC NEWS
REF. WEARING OF PJM
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Welcome To
Colin Bowles
1955-56
I spent the final few months of my Far East tour at Sungei Besi circa Sept 1955 to Feb 1956.   I think that I was in 1 Troop.
Sadly, Peter Field, who was I believe in HQ Troop, overlapping me at the same period and who I met through the local REA in the 1980's, died around 10 to 12 years ago.
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Victor Feary
1967-69
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New Photo Album
Rob Deeming
1964-67
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September 2011
Welcome to
Roger Spike Parkins
1964-67
Park Troop
I joined 11 Indep Fd Park Sqn in november 1964, I did crown & laos & returned to uk may 1967. I was a fitter in park troop mostly under Nick Whatley. I was never known as roger, always refered to as Spike.
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Reunion 2 Troop RAE
CAIRNS 22 Sept 2011
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New Photo Album
Tony Catherall's
Story in Pictures
1959-62
Mine is bigger than yours Tony
Pete Keddie
1959-62
LOL
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SEPTEMBER 2011
Welcome To
Phil Meggison
HQ Troop 1965-68
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Barrie Why
3 Tp 1962-65
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1 Sept 11
For easy contact with your mates
Under Followers on Sqn Site, join site
with google friends connect
Give it a try please.
From Hank
About 21 of you have joined my old 11 sqn site
please can you join us at new site
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16th August
Dave Yeo Informs me
he has 4 Sqn Ties still available
so if you want one
contact
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12 AUGUST
WHO IS THIS
THAILAND 1966

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7th AUGUST
CERTIFICATE OPERATIONAL SERVICE
 CROWN 1963-64
thanks to John Little
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AUGUST 2011
Welcome to
Phil Macklin
2 troop RAE
1964-65
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Rob Deeming
3 Troop
1964-66
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Barry Corbett
Park and 1 Troop
1965-68
Yes I did serve with 11 Indep Field Sqn RE, between 1965and 1968.
I was in Park Troop and I think 1 Troop,
I also did two stints in Thialand on Operation Crown.

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July 2011
Welcome to
Eddy King
1 Troop S/Sgt
1960-62
A Troop S/Sgts Tale
HEAVY FERRY TRIAL


The OC Maj Campbell instructed my troop cmd ?. and troop Sgt Brian field
To let me run the trial on the heavy ferry for a river crossing .
Lacking experience in this field i instructed the Cpl whose name I cant
recall to take charge and he carried out the task successfully.

Please come forward Cpl who ever you are.
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Frank Harland
Attached 11 Sqn 1955 for 28 days
Plant Op
Remembers a Lt. Dufton
nickname Flicker
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Sad News
From Tony Catherall
I was contacted this evening by Lorraine Jennings
daughter of Ray Schwalm with some very sad news.
Ray Passed
16 July 2011
Condolances to the family from all the Sqn
Ray Schwalm 1958-61

Ray Schwalm

If it is possible for anyone to attend the funeral,
Lorraine would love to see any of his friends and colleagues.

His funeral will be held at 12:20 pm on Thursday 28 July 2011 at:

Weeley Cremetoriam
Colchester Road
Weeley
CO16 9JP.

 Colchester Branch Of the REA
to supply a coffin drape and Peter Mann Standard Bearer to attend
Thank you Peter.
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20 July 2011
Welcome to
John Griffiths
I served in Austria for 2 years at Zeltweg
from 1952 to 1954 and then in
Malaya untill 1955 in Sungie Besi in park troop
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If Anyone has any Sapper Magazine
articles to do with the Sqn please
send them to me for inclusion
in the new post I am setting up
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June 2011
Has anyone out there got the
28 Commonwealth Brigade flash

Ernie Yeomans
16 Commonwealth Field Ambulance 1964 - 1967
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Welcome to
Fred Bray
1957-59
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John Dadd
1957-58
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Ray Hirsh
1969-70
Thanks for inviting me to be included on your roll call
I would like that very much. I was at 11 Indep
when Terendak was handed over to the Malay Army,
and was posted out just before they moved in.
Best Regards
Ray Hirsh
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Ronald Bates
1958-61 1 troop
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Stan Fuller SQMS
1968-70
 Chelsea Pensioner
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31 May 2011
Can anyone recall a
james forbes mclean harper
also para
circa 1963
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28 May 2011
Welcome to
John Tyrrell 1967-69
Ian Foote 1966-68
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25 May 2011
Jim Scoular took ill at
Coventry Reunion
Glad to say he is home from
hospital after having pacemaker fitted
and doing fine
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ONCE AGAIN
NOBBY AND HANK
THANK YOU ALL FOR
MAKING THE EFFORT
TO ATTEND REUNION
COVENTRY
MAY 2011
Looking forward to next year
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Thurs 19th May 2011
Latest From Sue Hamilton-Cox
Doug is now going towards Burton-on-Trent
on his way to Coventry tomorrow.

Regards,
Sue
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11 May 2011
New photos from
Geoff Lambourne
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27 April 2011
Photo Album Added
Ray Teasdale 1969-70
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25 April 2011
New Photo Album added
John Gore 1966-68
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18th April 2011
Sad news from Dave Middleton
Hi Hank,

Just to say I have been informed
by John Russells son, that John passed
away early hours of today. Need any more
Follow up 26th April
Hi Hank,

Have just got back from John Russell's funeral,
if you can please enter it on the Sqn web site that
it was very well attended the church was full for a much liked man,
the Sqn was represented by Dave Middleton, Ian Kennedy and myself also the
standard bearer from Ripon attended and paraded the standard.
Thanks will be in touch
Geoff Lambourne

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11th April 2011

Does anybody remember Harry Allwood Aussie Troop that left in 63. Was a good drinking mate. Originaly from Birmingham UK. Good footballer, represented the Commonwealth team at a international tournament in KL.

Would love to catch up with him for a drink or three. I now live in Aussie so if he's around, Love to hear from him.

Brummie Gee
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April 2011
Welcome to
Jock Dusty Millar
1967-69
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John Gore
1966-68
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28 March 2011
Help to find
 Campbell 1 troop 1961-2
came from Manchester
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28 March 2011
Welcome to
Oly Olyett 1967+
Plant troop
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Also
Bill McKie 1958-62
MT
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24 March 2011
Squadron Tie Update
Dave Yeo has informed me that
he has received twelve ties 3 have been pre-booked
making 9 available so  if
you want one please contact him
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21 March 2011
Welcome to
Wally Menzies
4 Troop 1961-63
TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH MEMBERS OF 11 IND FIELD SQN 1961-62
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16th March 2011
Welcome to
Roger Clowes
I was troop commander of 1 troop from Aug 60 to Feb 62. Troop S Sgt was S/ Sg King. Tp Sgt was Sgt Field. I handed over to Capt Fraser Allen. The Grik road task had been started by the Gurkha Engineers. I took it over for 11 Sqn in Jan 61 from Capt Kitching.
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24 February 2011
New contact
Charles Gilligan 1966-68
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22 February 2011
New Contact
Peter Carnighan 1965-68
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Reunion May 2011
Jimmy Farrell is again coming from
Australia
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Looking for
Bart Finnell
anyone have any ideas
could live in Paisley
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15th Aug 10
Hank,just received notification of the death (heart attack problems on Fri A.M. 13 Aug.10)) of and old freind of mine from the 60,s Dave (Doc) Procter, will be sadly missed by all who knew him, esp.the old boys of 23 Ampmib Sqd. .Thought you may want to post the info, as 11 Sqd.members may have served with him at some time...regards Alan Hollyoak
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27th June 2010
Thank You Letter from
Help For Hereos
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Peter Lamont's photos from trip
to Terendak Dec 2009
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If you receive emails warning of
email hackers please check the link
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If Anyone Has Contact With Any Ex 11Sqn
That We Do Not Have In The Roll Call
Please Let Me Know
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Can anyone remember Ted Pountain 1961-64
if so please let me know if he appears in any of
the photos.
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Help
Can anyone remember Derek Jasper
and the period he served please.
Possibly early to mid 60s
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I Have been asked if anyone can help Don Holder
In tracing members of
413 Party Gib Bks Aldershot jul to Oct 1956
Several served with 11 Ind.
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great site.i see people mean alot to each other and i think thats great.younger folks don t have the heart you lads have. keep doing what you do the best and thats having a lot of heart.
charles willis
USN
E3
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