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Bernie McDonough | bbgonebiking~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Gents, I'm trying to get hold of a Signals cap badge. I've tried a couple of websites but to no avail. If anyone has a spare they don't need I would much appreciate it.
Friday 1 September2017 - Horsham, West Sussex

Webmaster comments   Hello Bernie see my email.

James Alderson | alderson_james~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
I am trying to get hold of an old friend of mine called Mark Baker. Who served in 216 PSSquadron in the 90's. If anyone has his details please let me know thanks
Friday 11 August2017 - Australia

Paul Richardson | francolab~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Anyone in Arnhem 18.09.2017? Hello all. Alison and I are returning from a visit to friends in Austria and will be driving back through Holland on Monday September 18th so have decided to stay in Arnhem for the night. If anyone from the OCA will be there that afternoon/evening and would like to meet up for a drink, please email me. We are staying at the Holiday Inn Express on Nieuwe Oeverstraat 50 which is not too far from 'the bridge'. All the best. Paul.
Wednesday 9 August2017 - North Yorkshire

Webmaster comments   Paul's email francolab@btinternet.com

Colin Bradbury | colinbradbury~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Hi Chris, I have booked to go to Caythorpe, see you there
Sunday 6 August2017 - Knaresborough

John duffy | Anneandjohnduffy~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Last night I was in Merville Bks for 2 Para inter company boxing finals.
In the 7 bouts, there was 1-ko, two fights were stopped by the ref, three unanimous verdicts and 1 split decision. As you can see a superb night of boxing by some excellent young boxers. Bodes well for the Btn winning back the army major units trophy. After we had a few beers in 2 Para's Sgt Mess, followed by the usual "Ruby Murray" - Happy days!!
Friday 4 August2017 - Clacton on sea

Webmaster comments   Brings back fond memories John

Chris White | chris~DOT~debs~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk
How many are going to CAYTHORPE. Chris.
Tuesday 1 August2017 - LlanellyHill

Webmaster comments   Unfortunately can't make it this year, taking the grandchildren to Pembrokeshire. The 4th August is the cut-off for returns.

Barry Wilbor | barrywilbor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Lt. Col (Retd) Peter A MacFarlane MacGillivray - Ralph and I paid our respects from us all, bit of a damp day, but nice service for him. Although did not go back for drink, (didn't think car would make it) crappy Ford's
Friday 28 July2017

Webmaster comments   Good to see someone made it - sounded like a nice guy.

Bill Braniff | william~DOT~braniff~AT~gmail~DOT~com
I served with Lt McGillivray in 33rd Signal Troop in 1952/3 and knew him very well later in the Corps. He gave me 3 days jankers for the heinous military crime of dust on the tent floor and which we laughed about years later. He was a soldiers soldier and ran a great troop. Too far for me to make it to the funeral but I will be there in spirit. RIP Sir.
Tuesday 25 July2017 - Great Yarmouth

Brian Earl | bribety~AT~talktalk~DOT~net
Sorry to hear about Mr. MacFarland he was a good OC when I was in the Squadron would have liked to have gone to the funeral but have a doctors appointment that day. RIP
Monday 24 July2017 - Ryton Tyne & Wear

Barry Wilbor | barrywilbor~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Lads, this just up the road from me, So will be there on Wednesday to see him on his way, and pass on condolence from us all.
Monday 24 July2017 - Moorview Road

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
Subject : Lt. Col (Retd) Peter A MacFarlane MacGillivray

Dear Stan,

We thought you’d like to know that Lt. Col (Retd) Peter A MacFarlane MacGillivray O.B.E. (390702) of Richmond, North Yorkshire died peacefully on Saturday 15th July, aged 89, surrounded by his beloved wife Sylvia and children Fiona and Andrew. ‘Black Mac’ served with The Royal Signals, 16 Ind. Para Bgd and 33rd Airborne in Egypt, Cyprus, Aden, Germany, Turkey and in the UK. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Service at Darlington Crematorium on 26th July at 11.45 a.m. followed by a reception at The Kings Head, Richmond from 1p.m. In lieu of flowers there will be a collection for Bethesda, a charity in Stornoway that he supported with his bagpipe playing.

Everyone who knew him is very welcome.

We’d be so grateful if you could pass this news on to anyone in the Airborne Signals Old Comrades Association who knew him, as the times he spent serving with the airborne and the good fellowship he enjoyed throughout, were very close to his heart.

With best wishes

Andrew & Fiona MacGillivray
Sunday 23 July2017 - Worcestershire

Webmaster comments   Sad news once again

Stan Stanley | stan216~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Have had a few more proformas returned "not at this address" for the reunion. Have managed to sort a couple but does anyone know the whereabouts of Jim Bain, John Parker,Dennis Lappin, John Clarke, John Parsons and Peter Fearn?
Thursday 20 July2017 - Hereford

Jimmy Campbell | jjc216~AT~talk21~DOT~com
Really sorry to hear the news about Arnie. Served with him in an infantry section with 1 Para in Aden. Top bloke. Guys, as the requests for contributions to obituaries continue can I make a suggestion. Go on to the appropriate Yougov website and download the form for requesting your military records. I have just recently done this and received the lot within a couple of weeks,free of charge. This will be a great help to whoever has to do the deed in the future. I am planning to do this myself in the next few months, write the obituary I mean, not die!! Take care.
Wednesday 28 June2017 - Burton on Trent

Webmaster comments   So please you are not thinking of leaving us just yet.

Keith Weller | keith~AT~keithweller~DOT~plus~DOT~com
Request for Photo's -Dear Stan Stanley,


I am writing to you today on behalf of my Nan and Grandad. Unfortunately as of 2012 my Grandad, Graham William Bale, has been ill due to progressing Alzheimer's. It has been very distressing for all of us to watch him slowly deteriorate.


My Nan has asked if anybody has any pictures of my Grandad and if you could advise us on where we can get a flag with his regiment number on for his funeral. Thank you for the invites for reunions, but of course due to my Grandad being bedbound he cannot attend though i'm sure he would still love to. We will inform you in the event of his passing.


Kind Regards,
Connor Allbright
Friday 23 June2017 - Worcestershire

Webmaster comments   Please contact Stan or Ray if you can help

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