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At 14:18 on May 3, 2010, normanglynjones said…
Hi Barney,Just come across your comment regarding Chaz Chapmans search for info on the family of Mick Bruce. Sorry i cannot help,but i do recall him well, he lived in Tuxford when we were based at Ranby, there was 18 houses,all occupied by lads from 19 sqn ,we used to get the coach every day to camp. Mick was involved with the local kids football as i remember. Bob Chester,Reg Reynolds,are two other chaps who lived there.Maybe you recall them.Russ egglestone(eggy)used to live in Tuxford village. Speak to you soon, Regards, Norman.
At 19:42 on May 1, 2010, normanglynjones said…
Hello Barney,Hope all is well with you and your family. The comment you made about Harry Hancock (Harry Mitt) yes, that incident happened in Senne (mid-sixties),do you have any info on him.Alot of your Photos bring back good memories as i know a lot of the faces from the past.Woody,Brian Robinson(Robbo),Nobby Clark,and myself ended up playing Sunday League Football here in Birmingham, 1973-1976. All the best, Norman.
At 10:24 on February 7, 2010, John Stubley said…
Let me know if you need the kit building if you do get one :-)

They also make a MK1, a MK2, a MK3 Ballast tractor, Dyson drawbar trailer, Scammell Commander and Oshkosh kits - certainly enoughto keep me busy :-)


No links with the company - just a very happy customer
At 21:10 on February 6, 2010, John Stubley said…
Evening John

The sign to Barn Bow off the Ring Road - dunno where it went, Honest! I think it disappeared as soon as they mothballed the factory, along with the Chieftain tank gate guard which was sold for £1!! The Antar kit is from a company called Accurate Armour - £180 for the tractor, £105 for the 50 tonne Trailer or £120 for the 60 tonner. Worth every penny.
At 0:25 on January 2, 2010, John Bancroft (Barney) said…
Re John Potts,
Hiya Dave, hope all is well with you. I last saw John in the mid 80s on a couple of North Sea Ferry crossings. He was continental trucking then, and we had a good old natter, as well as a few beers.

Then, Harry Harrison, who, I think, had been John's best man, and I, tracked John down to an address in the Hull area. Harry wrote to John, to see if he was going to the 1993 reunion, which was held in Sheffield, John's home town,but never got a reply from John.

Harry tried to get in touch a few more times, but never heard a word from John, and neither of us have seen him since.

At 13:11 on January 1, 2010, david ward said…
At 21:10 on September 27, 2009, james arthur bentick said…
hi barney i think it was about a quid a night drawn a post office where you were gong to park on tuesdays road patatrol would bring laundry and mail and catch you in the town you said you was parking at
At 7:31 on September 13, 2009, Ray (Muscles) Green said…
Dave Coldwell.
At 19:48 on September 12, 2009, Ray (Muscles) Green said…
Nice one Barney, thats what its all about. As an aside, did you know my father in law, Billy Hamilton?

At 16:07 on August 24, 2009, Fred Brown said…
Hi John,Just found out the wife has a hospital appointment on the 13th Sept. so we won't be going to Reunion at Retford.and also I heard it starts a 12 oclock
and I couldn't get up there in that time.So hope to see you at liverpool next year. Best of luck and take care.Fred [Geordie] Brown
At 8:19 on July 13, 2009, Cliff Blezard said…
Hi Barney,

All going well. I took early retirement last year - well, actually I was made redundant and thought it was a good time to take the pension and run. Don't know how I ever had time to work!!

Are you still caravanning?

All the best

At 9:14 on June 17, 2009, John Bancroft (Barney) said…
Hiya Ruby, I remember Eddie at Bulford, he was in "B" troop (I think), anyway, I've added him to the list, along with John Savage.

All the best,

At 7:25 on June 17, 2009, Eddie Dawes said…
Hi John,
Eddie (gasper) is on the left of Jack Mason, Bye Ruby
At 19:12 on March 5, 2009, colin "Hibby" hibbert said…
Hi Barney , a fellow weekend gypsy !! good to see i'm not alone!! Cheers Hibby
At 20:47 on February 23, 2009, vic atkinson said…
hi john,just a quick note to let you know i havnt forgotton about you.how are you keeping ? well i hope.only a couple of weeks now till our reunion.shame you cant make it.i will take some photos and e-mail them to you.you might recognise some of the lads,they all served at ranby sometime or other.speak to you soon. rgards VIC
At 11:09 on February 7, 2009, Keith(brock)brocklesby said…
barney are you comeing to the reunion at Stoke I remember you,just looked at your pics there is a few old faces that I remember Bob Morrison Russ E Mick Rodgers And few more
At 12:21 on December 13, 2008, Keith(brock)brocklesby said…
Barney sad to hear the news about Colin deepest condolances to his family
At 16:41 on November 26, 2008, Peter Thurgood said…
Hello Barney,re your comments regarding my photo's,it does help if you know the names,because we're looking at photo's 30+yrs ago,and it is hard remembering them!!! I remember you in Bulford "A" Trp...Pete..
At 11:32 on November 15, 2008, alan l mortimer (Monty) said…
Hi John, yeh, good phot's of Jack there. Lots of other faces i recognise too. Cheers Al.
At 14:33 on October 12, 2008, Steve Price said…
Nice to hear you had a good time over here. I've been here 21 years and still love the place.



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