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Jack Atherton
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Jack Atherton commented on ken baldwin's page Last Post
"Alan was one of the best guys you ever meet. He knew his job inside out and was always willing to help others. I knew Alan for many years while serving mainly in 23. My condolences to Alan's family .Again he will be sadly missed by all who knew…"
Nov 14, 2016
Jack Atherton posted a status
"I was honoured to serve with Scud in the 60s and he was a great guy. Scud mate, you will be sorely missed but never forgotten."
Nov 11, 2016
Jack Atherton commented on ken baldwin's page Last Post
" I 've just read about Chris Keeping and Bob Allen. They were two of the best guys I ever served with, how sad,we offer our condolences to both Bob's and Chris's family. I dont know what to say, I knew both of them pretty well. I…"
Mar 28, 2016
Jack Atherton left a comment for Anthony Charles Hadley
"G'day Mate nice of you to make contact. Can you send me a photo of when you were serving, helps this old geezer to recognise the ole' mates. "
Oct 14, 2015
Jack Atherton and Anthony Charles Hadley are now friends
Oct 14, 2015
Jack Atherton shared a profile on Facebook
May 2, 2015
Jack Atherton commented on Peter Thurgood's album

good times

"G'day Pete, dont know what happened to your email address, but I thought I'd better see how you are, lol,, hope you are keeping well mate, are you still in Cyprus."
Feb 22, 2015
Jack Atherton left a comment for Cliff Blezard
"G'day Cliff,  ow ya goin? as they say down this part of the world, I remember your name but I'm stuffed if I can put a face to it, HeL-L-P-P-. Any old photos ."
Feb 22, 2015
Jack Atherton and Cliff Blezard are now friends
Feb 22, 2015
Jack Atherton commented on ken baldwin's page Last Post
"Very sad to hear Bob has passed on, I spoke with him a couple of times on Skype, he always came across as a happy go lucky sort of guy,. A really good guy. Our condolences to his family."
Feb 7, 2015
Jack Atherton left a comment for John May
"G'day John, how are ya mate, bladdy 'ell Its yonks since I saw you last. What are you doing these days, hope you and your family are well..hope to hear from you.     regards  Jack Atherton."
Nov 29, 2014
Jack Atherton and robert chester are now friends
Nov 22, 2014
robert chester left a comment for Jack Atherton
"hi jack i dont know jf you can remember me bob chester from 19 sqn"
Nov 20, 2014
Jack Atherton and Alwyn(Taff) Phillips are now friends
Nov 16, 2014
Alwyn(Taff) Phillips left a comment for Jack Atherton
"Hi Jack, You proberly don't remember me, you saved me and the late Paul Manning from ruining a careers in Bulford when we were caught in an out of bounds (married qtrs) by the RMP. Everyone thought we be demoted and posted, but you were the one…"
Nov 15, 2014
Jack Atherton and Major (Retd) C Mahon are now friends
Oct 28, 2014

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At 18:32 on November 20, 2014, robert chester said…

hi jack i dont know jf you can remember me bob chester from 19 sqn

At 10:20 on November 15, 2014, Alwyn(Taff) Phillips said…

Hi Jack,

You proberly don't remember me, you saved me and the late Paul Manning from ruining a careers in Bulford when we were caught in an out of bounds (married qtrs) by the RMP. Everyone thought we be demoted and posted, but you were the one who spoke up for us never had had the chance to say "Thanks" but here's a belated one!

Done quite a lot of work around Oz and Malaysia with my company 


Taff Phillips

A Troop 19 Sqn  Bulfor

At 21:08 on December 15, 2013, Robert Allen said…

Hi Jack,sent you quite a long winded message a few days ago in response to your last message : Hi Bob of course I bladdy remember you........... The problem is, I'm as much use on a computer as a chocolate fire gaurd is, so I don't know if you will have received it or not .It could be flying around anywhere ! I would be glad to email you direct Jack if you don't object. My email address is :  roan.allen7881@yahoo.co.uk  if you feel you would like to chat that way it would be good, but I fully understand if you would prefer to chat through the site. you and yours take care, regards, Bob Allen.

At 18:17 on December 12, 2013, Robert Allen said…

Hi Jack, don't think you will remember me but I remember you well. Just been looking at your pics and I think thats me on the right stood next to Jock Cunningham in the doorway. We were both Nat Service. We were at Senne 1960-63.I have only recently joined the site, fantastic !Been in contact With "Barney" recently.Told him you arrived at Senne when we were there and had a laugh about you not being able to kick the habit of swinging your hips when marching as you had to do in the GAURDS in order to get your kilts Swinging from side to side. CSM Morgan ( I think) one day said " Atherton,will you stop f----ng marching like a tart! It caused quite a laugh at the time.

Barney had been looking at my pics and spotted you on the one where Donga Donnelly had bogged his Antar down thats how we came into contact. Glad to see you looking a picture of health Jack and long may you do so. I will keep an Eye on your site. Regardes, Bob Allen.


At 19:57 on October 9, 2012, Sandy MacQueen said…

Hi Jack nice to hear from you, glad you are enjoying life down under I came out the army in 78 after 12 years then joined the Police force served 11years then found myself getting involved in local politics then got elected onto Strathclyde regional council and our local council done 10 years doing that then sold our home and Carol and I boat a boat and we have been sailing around the Med for the last 13/14 yrs just recently came back to Scotland and trying to settle down again, well sort off we still have the boat and will just use it for hols etc. anyway that was a quick tour of my life after the army. What about you where in Oz are you and what have you been up to.

Will get some photos sorted out sometime and attempt to get them on here.

All the best Jack


At 18:39 on June 21, 2012, Ian (Smiler) Byers said…

Hi Jack, Nice to hear from someone I looked up to as a Young Driver. Remember your good sense of Humour especially when you asked someone what they were before they joined the Army and they replied Happy Sir. Are you still playing with clocks in your retirement. Visited Australia last year, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney as my Daughter was backpacking over there for 2 years, Lovely place and can see why your there. Best Wishes Ian (Smiler)

At 14:43 on May 22, 2012, John (Jock) Smith MBE said…

Hi Jack

Thanks for the reply. Ref Roy Langley he died aabout 3 years ago of a brain tumor. Unfortunately him and Sandra never attempted to keep in touch even though we were close friends in the Ranby days.

My family are all well with my youngest daughter living in New Zealand and my eldest 2 minutes down the road from us in Sunderland.

Glad to see you and your family well and that living in Austalia has benefited them and you. I thank you for helping me get a posting and ended up as WOII (TQMS) at Grantham under a person you know Capt Jack Genever and on completion of 23years joined the TA and was commisioned as Capt(QM) whilst serving as a Prison Officer for 12 years. Now bored to hell with retirement!!

Saw Bill Robertson at Ranby Prison open day for old randy sweats, Bob Morrison, Paddy Lynch, Al Sibley but to name a few were there as they are demolishing the last of the old billet blocks and a Prison Officer who is interested in the history of Ranby organised a walk round and lunch.

Regards to all Jock



At 21:05 on February 2, 2012, Mac McClintock said…

Hi Jack nice to see you in some old and some new photos you look will.

At 15:10 on January 28, 2012, Peter Thurgood said…

Hello Jack, good to hear from you,been a while I know, hope you and your's are well, yes still living in Cyprus, been here over 6 yrs now, don't feel like going back to the uk, well not yet anyway, other than that  we are ok here, nice photo's too, good oldies, speak to you again Jack look after yourself and speak to you soon....... Pete..

At 12:02 on January 24, 2012, John Bancroft (Barney) said…

Jack with his new hat that I sent him for his 70th birthday!


"Jacquie" ready for a night out with the boys!!!




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