Operation Crown 1963 - 1968

Operation Crown

Mike Barney

Joined Jun 6 2013
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69 years old
Northallerton, N Yorks
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Operation Crown 1963 - 1968

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Joined REME early 1966. On completion of training as VM C, was posted to Post Crown Wksp early 1967 as a Cfn.  At the time I would have recognised a bulldozer 2 out of 3 times and now had to fix them.I didn't know it at the time but it was the most memorable of my many postings over a career spanning 42 yrs service. I retired in Aug 2008 as the oldest Major in NATO!

I don't have any photos, but the ones on this site bring back happy memories of Mekon old Thai whiskey the noise of heavy rain on the tin roofed bashers. I remember going to the US base at Ubon and seeing Bob Hope and Rachel Welsh on their equivalent of a CES show.

I also remember the Harry Secombe and Anita Harris CSE show.

I sailed  to Singapore  on the RFA Sir Gallagher from Bangkok when Post Crown closed. I was posted to FARELF Engineer Park on Ayer Raja road to newly formed C Vehicle Wksp and was  confronted with all the sorry plant from Crown! 

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Reply Roger Andrews
4:00 PM on June 6, 2013 
Welcome to my site Mike nice to hear from you!