Operation Crown 1963 - 1968

Operation Crown

James Hopgood

Joined Feb 10 2012
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80 years old
United Kingdom
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Operation Crown 1963 - 1968

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Me? the middle one with Lcpl Booth on the left and Cpl Jock Inglis on the right - the 3 who held 59 together!      I joined up (23237322) 1955 at Norton Camp then Merebrook Camp, Malvern then to Longmoor with 10 Rly Sqn till 66/56:  Singapore, Tanjong Berlayer, 7/56-5/59 10 Tn Sqn (later 10 Port Op Sqn): BAOR HQRE 4 Div   Herford/Paderborn 5/59-12/60: Dusseldorf HQ Mov Control 12/60-12/62: Shorncliffe/Singapore/Thailand 59 Fd Sqn 12/62-1/66: Cove 1TRRE 1/66-7/67: Singapore Singapore Engr Sqn (Malay) 7/67-1/70: Barton Stacey 62 CRE (Constr)1/70-1-72: Rheindahlen HQ NORTHAG Engr Br 1/72-1/74: Nienburg 21 Engr Regt 1/74-12/75.     Ended my Army Career in Dec 79 as Chief Clerk Resettlement Centre at Catterick Garrison (Long Service)  then became a BIA/ASA (Quarters) where I stayed till I retired in April 2002and still live here today.    Married to Dawn since 20 May 1961, very happy here, just 1 Daughter and 2 Granddchildren 21 and 7 who live down the road.    I do not support Man U/L'Pool/Chelsea but Southend United my team  67 years!    Do not go pubbing etc just love being at Home, Logging On for, at the most, 2-3 hours a day and going on holiday to Jersey.     Looking forward to OCA activities and maybe locating some I know.   Next milestone celebrating our 75th Birthdays in April.

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Reply Roger Andrews
11:43 AM on February 10, 2012 
Welcome to the site and thanks for posting the photos.

Roger A