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HAVE YOU FOUND SOMEONE YOU HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH?
EMAIL ME WITH YOUR SUCCESS STORIES, THAT IS WHAT THIS SITE IS ABOUT. RE-UNITING LOST MATES.
I was in the REME served in Malaya 1955- 1957 and then Northern Ireland 1957 – 1958, interested in make contact with anyone who was based at 12inf wks. Ipoh and the 15/19th Hussars.
We have a found a few colleagues from those days and would like to make contact with more, a few of us go to The Merdeka Carnival, Malaysia’s National Day Celebration, it’s a lovely day meeting Malay people again, the Ambassador welcomed us, everyone who served in Malaysia is welcome.
I did a short video of last year’s carnival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwBXZ8m4zu8
Hope to hear from some of you.
|Nobby Clarke meets up with a old friend Alan (Sticks) Hill after 48 years.|
I have just been browsing the web site and came across your web page. I understand you are interested in successful stories of reunions and people finding each other.
We were all stationed in Singapore with 4 coy WRAC at Tanglin from 1965 to 1967. We have been successful in contacting several of our friends who were stationed in Singapore at the same time.
We have a yearly reunion dinner in October and last year a few of us made the trip back to Singapore to visit our old barracks and go down memory lane. We all got very emotional when we saw our old barracks. Today it is derelict and guarded. Do you remember the Phoenix NAAFI club on Tanglin Camp.
Our names are Sally Lowman, Lesley Annable, Dawn Potter, Oillie Gerrard, Toots, Nell Thompson. At the time we used to go about with guys from 95 Commando.
We remember Singapore with very fond memories. When we returned last year we couldnt believe how Singapore had changed even Boogie Street!!
My wife and I have this weekend been up to Yorkshire to meet Pete Keddie and his wife. Pete I had not seen for Forty-Four years he was Radio Operator in the same section as myself in 11 Ind Field Sqn RE, this was only achieved with your help and the first class web you run.
It goes without saying we had a great time and talked long into the night with the help of some Tiger Beer !
We are to meet again in October at the 11 Sqn reunion in Bath and also meet up with the other old friends that you have put us in touch with.
Many many thanks
Richard (Nobby) Clarke
Reg finds Ronnie after 46 years
This could be your story.
Hi my dad is searching for any of his Army Troop or any information of their whereabouts. He served in the British Army from 1950 - 1955. Did basic training in Barnard Castle and then went onto Bovington Dorset. He was posted to Malaya in April 1950 and was in the 4th Hussars. In 1950 he was ambushed escorting the Bishop of York. Sgt. Todd got shot in the neck. He was in GMC at the time. Can anyone remember this? He was stationed in Taiping from 1950-1952 his Army number is 22522149 Trooper A (Pat) Kavanagh. He can remember J Cook, Taffe Whatmore. LCPL Hiscock , TPR Finbow & TPR Atkins. Dad was transferred to the 12 Lancers in 1951.
Many thanks Carol Bowers Daughter of Pat Kavanagh.
Have just found your page and find it very interesting would love to hear from a mate or 2 ,who served in Malaya 1950, l was a national service man joined April/May 1949 done my basic training plus jungle training at meanee barracks in Colchester, we left Liverpool on the SS Orbita Dec 1949,bound for Singapore, spent Xmas eve 1949 in Aden did a visit to Crater town, cant remember what day we reached Singapore it was roughly a 7 week voyage, we were then sent to Sungei Besi tothe camp right up above the tin mine, we were there a few months then we went to Kajang until we were sent down to Johore Baru.to a place called Labis. then we got a rest period and were taken on to Penang Island for 2 months. We then returned to Kuala Lumper to Wardiburn Camp. (along e-mail but would help some one to recognise me) my name is Ronald Thompson (known as Ronnie) service no 22144920 was attached to the Dog company of the Suffolk Regt. After our tour of duty we returned to England by the M.V Empire Halledale. Am asking any one of the lads recognise all this as familar please contact me on my e-mail thompsonronnie00at g-mail .com one lad looking for in particular is Alex Marsh last l heard of him he went to Australia, thanking you in anticipation
Yours sincerely Ronnie
Have just found your page and find it very interesting, would love to hear from a mate or 2, who served in Malaya 1950. I was a national serviceman joined up April/May 1949 done my basic training plus jungle training at Meanee barracks in Colchester.We left Liverpool on the SS Orbita Dec 1949, bound for Singapore,spent Xmas eve 1949 in Aden, did a visit to Cratertown. Can’t remember what date we reached Singapore it was roughly a 7 week voyage. We were then sent to Sungei Besi to the camp right above the tin mine, we were there a few months, then we went to Kajang until we were sent down to Jahore Baru ,to a place named Labis. Then we got a rest period, and were taken on to Penang Island for 2 months. We then returned to Kuala Lumper to Wardiburn Camp. My name is Ronald Thompson (known as Ronnie) service no 22144920 was attached (D) Dog company of the Suffolk Regt. After our tour of duty we returned to England on the MV Empire Hallidale. If anyone recognises any of the above or my name l would love to hear from them.
My e-mail address is :-
One man in particular l would love to hear from is Alex Marsh, last l heard of him he had emigrated to Australia.
I hope there is someone out there who remembers me,
Looking forward to hearing from a fellow soldier
Hello I am Alan Radford and I served with 410 Plant Tp in Malaya I would love to contact any ex members of that ute Florry Ford commanded it at that time. My address is alan firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to hear Alan Radford
139 supply platoon 1963 Labaun island Borneo
I am , looking for any one who served in 139 supply platoon RASC part of 48 Supply company from Bulford Camp wilts . We were sent out to Borneo .
We had so many days in Singapore then out to Borneo on to Labaun island.
I was a L/Cpl Keith Price some of the men whose names I remember are
Tex Dave Butcher George Clark Jim Deering Pete Doug Dave Roper Taff Foley Joe Bevan
And many our CO was Captain Williams.
My email is email@example.com
My Name is Douglas Millward Known as Brummie I served in Singapore with the Port Squadron Stationed at Gilman Barracks in 1965 Also went to Borneo and Labuan with the RPLS Landing Craft
I am trying to Find any Army Lads served out there when we changed over in Singapore from Royal Engineers to The Royal Corps of Transport
I would like anyone with any information to get in touch my email address is
Hi there if you can help my dad is looking to contact old mates who where in Malaya in the war in the late 1950's he was in the dog section His name is Ron Gregory thank you contact details 01623 844831 ask for Ann
Are there still any ex 5 Platoon, B Company, Royal Lincolnshire Regt, Malaya 1955-56, out there.
Alan (Smudge) Smith
My dad served with The Royal Suffolk Regiment in Malaya
He was doing his National Service.
My dad died in 1978, aged 46. Unfortunately he never spoke very much about his time there, and so i know very little really.
I wonder whether any Veterans knew my Dad, his name was Robert George Waring... "Pongo" to his comrades apparently.
If you know of anyone who may have known him, or you get any contact/info about him, then I would appreciate any contact or information.
Find a war veteran serving at camp Pang Amo, Sarawak during Malaysian Indonesian Confrontation. His No. is CN/AA0342; MMS 1959
My dad, Earle Fox (Eddie) served in Malaya with 42 Commando Royal Marines 1950 - 1953. He would like to hear from anyone who remembers him (also from 42's previous posting in Hong Kong) - please contact me and I will pass on your messages.
All you guys in and around Halifax area I'm looking for any info on the whereabouts of Ken Owen/s last known address 39 Whitegate Terrace Siddall in 1960 Ken served with me in 656 Sqdn Army Air Corp in K.L Malaya 57/60. He is the last one of the gang I've to find so come on guys I'm relying on you for info. Must be some relations in the area.
Reginald George Albert Kearslake
I am writing this email to find out as much as I can about my Father who served in Malaya in 1957 with the Royal Army Medical Corp .
I have my fathers military history upto 1961 when he left the army..
I have a number of photo's of my father that were taken whilst he was in Malaya including such pictures of the Batu Caves for instance ..
I am one of two sons and I have decided that I want to trace his footsteps and try and visit all the places that my father would have stayed at and in particular all of the the barracks were he would have been stationed , therefore I would like as much information of the location of the barracks in Malaya and whether they are still there to be seen ?
I am visiting Malaysia for 14 days , starting on the 01/09 so I am compiling as much information as I can see before I fully plan my trip ..
I am staying in Kuala Lumpur to visit Batu Caves plus other areas and then I will travel the rest of Malaysia including Penang hoping to find the places that my dad stayed ..
My dad's trip to Malaya was shortened because his father became ill back in the UK and he died prior to my father getting home via Singapore ..
I would just like someone to be able to help me with my search and pinpoint the regions and the areas that he walked and served in , it will be emotional trip for me but one I feel that my deceased father is worthy of and his son is proud of what he achieved in his military service.
Please help if you can on anything small or large ..
!st Dragoon Guards Malaya 1956-58
Still desperately trying to trace Tom and Dot Cooper (RAF Seletar) from 1962 era, and their son Melvin. They hailed from Yorkshire originally. Melvin would now be about 60 y/o. Any assistance or lead would be really appreciated.
Len Eaton (ex Aust Army Signals. I also had a lot to do with the two British Wolf Cub packs on Seletar at that time, any contacts from there also welcome. Len (Australia) mob 061 0400242077
Finding Old Friends
RAF Detachment Brunei 1965-66
if anyone knows my dad.
22927605 Maurice Crouch, served with 1st Bn West Yorkshire Regiment in Malaya, 1953 - 1955
I am looking for Bob Palmer, Frank Mackenzie, who served in 97 Bty in Borneo/Malaya,1965 and Mick Bamford from 42 marine commando. Syd Law
I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR AGES TO FIND LAD'S I SERVED WITH AT NO 3 ARMY GUARD DOG UNIT IN SINGAPORE .BUT TO NO AVAIL I DON'T THINK THEY HAVE PASSED AWAY OR I HOPE NOT. THERE NAMES ARE D.ANCHOR'S FROM M/C S PEARSON STOCKPORT PTE SAVAGE STOCKPORT TALK ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD ON CAMP MY NAME IS J OGDEN
My father was in Malaya 1956 ROYAL WELCH
Royal Signals. Pass Out Parade Photograph 1965
For a very long time I have been trying to obtain a copy of my Pass-Out parade photograph. Can anyone please help? I joined the Royal Signals around Nov. 1964 and passed out with 7 Troop, 1 Squadron, 11th Signal Regiment at Helles Barracks, Catterick around February 1965. Do you have a photograph that "Could Be" the one that I search for which you could send to me? Best regards to all. Derek (Chippy) Wood.
I would love to trace old friends from RASC 55 company (yellow Tops), who served at RAF Seltar, Singapore, between 1962 -1965. Especially Lesley Keys and Johnny Alan. Elaine
I really have not got much information I'm trying to locate people who may have know my father who served in Malaya around 1944-1950. I know he served under a number of regiments Staffs and Worcester. He was also attached to the attached to Gurkha's and served in Penang. He is now in his 80's came from Wolverhampton 1 sister and 1 brother married Dorothy (Dot) who was a pen pal and had 2 daughters (at the time 1).
He will be celebrating his 60th Wedding anniversary next month and wanted to give him something special. I will try and find out more if you could let me know what you require I will try to get the information
Hi - My name is Tony Hall ("Brum"), & I served with B Coy. 40 Cdo. Burma Camp & did 2 trips to Borneo - 1 at Pang Amo, & 1 at Lubock Antu (?). Anyone out there, remember me? Would love to get in touch!
Paul Bayliss is looking for Roy Arnold. Ex 16th Light Air Defence Reg LAD REME in Singapore & Kuching. Then 19 signal Reg LAD REME Changi. May 1965 - Dec 1968
Ex RAF Seletar & Borneo confrontation, and trying to contact Tony Jacobs, Mal Foster & Jimmy James. If you know them please let me know.
I am looking for Jimmy Tinlin known as tk who served in the signals platoon of the Queens Own Highlanders in Singapore Brunei & Borneo, can anybody Help firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi could U post a message asking anybody that remembers me dad from the green Howards in Malaya 1950s. His names john McGrath from Leeds he was also in the football team over there. Stationed at Minden and Singapore. Thanks email@example.com
My name is Dave Johns (ex Cpl. REME) I was with 31 coy Gurkha transport regt. in Nee Soon in 1965 and in Labuan, Borneo. I was later posted to22 lt air defence regt, R A workshops REME in 1966 in Tampin Malaya. I would love to hear from anyone who was in any of these places who knew me, we later all came back to Wales in 1967 (Tonfanau camp). Thank you in anticipation. contact me on
Brummie Simpkin....Hi I
wonder if there are any ex RASC lads out there who were attached to 16
Commonwealth Field Ambulance 1962-1965 first in Paroi Camp Seremban then in
Terendak Camp Malacca I was known as Brummie Simpkin.Posted to Borneo whilst
over there and lived in one of the wooden houses on stilts opposite the Labuan
Cottage Hospital.Back in Terendak I was the CO s driver if that helps anyone to
I am trying to get in touch with my mate who I served with in no 3 Guard dog unit or any one who may remember me his name is Dennis Anchor's he came from Gorton m/c his girl friend's name was Anita Morris if he is still out there I would like him to get in touch to talk about old times in Singapore. my e mail address is .here's hoping the year was 1953 to 56 thanks. j Ogden
I am looking for anyone who might have known James Dobson (sapper) Royal Engineers. He served in Singapore and Penang between 1957 - 1959 (based at minden garison). James Dobson was from Hull UK.
If anyone has any information please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org Or email@example.com
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER ME 23347073 PRIVATE BONNEY D.A SIGNALS PLATOON JANUARY 1957 – MAY 1958. IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU AND REFLECT ON THE TIMES WE HAD.
Raymond "Bunny" Austin
trying to Trace an old mate of mine an ex SAS trooper and a member of 20 Regt RA
In Malaya, Brunei and Borneo (1963). Bunny left the Regiment around 1964 to join
29 Commando R A. Bunny would be in his 70's now if he hasn't fallen off his
perch. Whatever his fate I'd like more than anything to hear news of him.
He knew me as Tony "Spike" Milligan.
I am interested to trace those who had served in Miri, Sarawak during the conflict in 1965-66. Thank you.
Seeking any who knew me, posted RAF Seletar July 1961, spent 6 months Minden barracks in Penang in 1962. was member of signals corps from Australia, worked ck2 in Singapore, Batu Uban in Penang. was involved in cub movement those times. still trying to find Tom and Dot Cooper and son Melvin from RAF Seletar, so far no luck. Len Eaton
My friend, Maureen Tatton was based at BMH Kinrarah in the early - mid sixties she was a student nurse. She married Jimmy Raleigh who was an orderly in Theatres. She would love to hear from anyone who new her or her husband then. Maureen doesn't have a computer but I would be happy to pass on any messages to her. Thank you Sylvia Thompson
I would like to find ex-WRAC Provost Chris Wright that joined up with me at Queen Elizabeth Bks Guildford in 1964. , we trained at Rousillon Bks Chichester and served together in Rheidhahlen and Aden. I believe Chris came from Manchester Many thanks Charmaine Burgess nee Rankin
My name is Dave Templeman, and I was a member of 155 Squadron in KL and also in Kluang Jahore between June 1955 and December 1957. I would be pleased to hear from any other member of the Squadron, or anyone who remembers me from that time.
I was at RAF Luqa from 53 to56 with the dental branch working in S S Q is there anyone still out there who may remember .I am in contact with Rex Williams and now live in France at 74 years of age. 4125121 S A C Flello B , rose firstname.lastname@example.org
My mane is Richard Jones, I am trying to trace any one who served with my father Bill Jones in the 13/18 Hussars while he did his national service in Malaya between 1951 and 1952.
Does any one remember me Peter Price, I served in the R.A.S.C. at No. 2 Supply Depot Taiping 11/1954-Jan.1956, I also was deployed to Ipoh, Penang, & The Cameron Highlands POL Depot, mid 55.
My name is Rajamanickam. I used to know a girl by the name of Ms Kantharuby who lived in the Wellesly School Quarters in Northam Road in Penang in the 50's. Anyone knowing her whereabouts is requested to e-mail me. Your effort will be much appreciated.
I would be grateful if their is anyone out there who
remembers serving with my Father, Captain Ian Monteith, who was, as far as I am
aware, in the R.A.M.C. attached to the 6th Battalion, The Malay Regiment. I
don't have any more information than that apart from the fact that he was in
Malaya from 1955 to 1957. Unfortunately, Dad died in 1985 and I have none of his
My name is Angus Monteith . If anyone can help I would be most grateful.
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