216 Parachute Signal Squadron
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Welcome to the web pages of 216 Parachute Signal Squadron
recognised by most to be the finest Field Squadron the Corps ever produced.
This site is under construction and being expanded.

 

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Lest we forget our Comrades

Matt Mcbirney

Rod Cunningham

Eric Rose

Ray Walton

Harry Maddison

Dave Naden

Al Sefton

Jess Harper

Keith Harwood

Robbie Laing

Joe Baker

Vic Zimmer

Dick Hamilton

Clive Sullivan

Mick Andreou

Ron Tasker

Ray Bohm

Pete Thornton

John Angus

Joe Doonan

Bill Duke - The Dukeman

Jack Bagley

John (Taff) Roberts

Geoff Tiddeman

 

 

"What manner of men are these who wear the maroon beret? They are firstly, all volunteers and are then toughened by hard physical training. As a result they have that infectious optimism and that offensive eagerness which comes from physical well being. They have jumped from the air and by doing so have conquered fear. Their duty lies in the van of battle; they are proud of this honour and have never failed in any task. They have the highest standards in all things whether it is skills in battle or smartness in the execution of all peacetime duties. They have shown themselves to be as tenacious and determined in defence as they are courageous in attack. They are in fact, men apart - every man an Emperor."(Fd Marshall Montgomery of El Alamein)

 

 

 

THE AIRBORNE SIGNALS OLD COMRADES ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE

Patron - Maj Gen Chris Last, CB, OBE

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Chairman - John Griffin

Obituaries/Public Relations - Peter Whitehead

Secretary - Ray Duffy

Treasurer - John Aspinall

Founder/Life Member - Ralph Porter

 

OCA CONSTITUTION

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Webmaster - Keith Weller

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RECENT DEATH'S

Richard Appleton - Arnhem Veteran

Tony Blake

Louis Golden

Frank Beswick

Peter A. MacFarlane MacGillivray

Ray (Paddy) Cardwell

Jim Flockhart

Jess Harper

Roy Koto

John McDonald

Gilbert Thomas Michael Mitchell (Bombhead Mitchell)

Maj (QM) (Retd) Richard (Dick) A. Hamilton

 

Maj (QM) (Retd) John Kirkman

Eric (Rosie) Rose

Col Ultan Ryan

Don McIntosh

John Tovey (JT)

Col Johnny Fielding CBE

Gilly Hagen

Major General Anthony John Deanne Drummond CB, DSO, MC & Bar

Captain (Retd) Vic Zimmer - Royal Signals

 

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MEMORIES

A Bridge Too Far

Kiel Canal Accident

Normandy Operations

 

 

We Will Remember Them

 

Caythorpe 2013

 

 

                 

TREE & STANDARD DEDICATION SERVICE AT NMA MARCH 2008

 

FALKLAND STONE

This stone was recovered the 8000 miles from the Falkland Islands in order to commerate the members of 5 Inf Bde & Signals Squadron killed on operation Corporate. It now lies at the gates of Caythorpe Church.

Maj. Mike Forge     -    SSgt John (Joe) Baker

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