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Paul Darke:  Carol & I would like to wish everybody all the best for Christmas & the New Year.  Dave, I would also like to say thanks for the site & keep up the good work For anyone who wants to say hi my email address is on the list. For Mick Bates, I live in Wollongong NSW. Not exactly Adelaide but also not that far away in the scheme of things. Would love to get together for a beer sometime. Perhaps we should start an Australian Troop.   Yours Aye,  Paul Darke

Contact        19/12/2009

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Colin Campbell:   To one and all, Thanks Dave for keeping the site going and a welcome thanks for Joe, brought back some fond memories. This is a wish for all Hussars have a Merry Christmas and may the New year bring you endless Joy and Happiness

Contact        18/12/2009

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Peter Naish: I am trying to trace Alan Biddle, who I believed served with the Queen's Own Hussars. He and I were on the British Schools Exploring Society's expedition to Swedish Lapland in 1962. We are arranging a reunion of members later this month and have not managed to track him down. Could you please forward this email to him with the request to contact either myself via the email button or Mike Scott,  phone:  01525 280430.  Thanks and best regards

Peter Naish
Hauptstrasse 70
4312 Magden
Switzerland

Contact        03/11/2009

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Charlie McCabe: It has been some time since I have seen many friends from the QOH, and would be grateful if you could add me to your list. Not sure if you would remember me, but I left the regiment in 1991 after Cyprus, and immediately joined the police, where I am still serving, a senior detective in major and organised crime. I have even served in Bosnia and Serbia with the police, war crimes etc, and a short spell in Trinidad and Tobago.

Grateful if you could add me to your list when I look forward to hearing from some old friends.

Contact        30/10/2009

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Reg & Jenny Taylor:  Hi to everyone who knew Cally (Carol) Taylor, our daughter.  Cally has had a book published, it is called 'Heaven Can Wait' by Cally Taylor.  It is going to be published also in Germany, Hungary, Russia, Spain, Brazil, Taiwan and China.

Contact        21/10/2009

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Mary Lewis: Hi.  First of all thanks to all that came to Lou’s 60th party and made it a fantastic surprise event, he really knew nothing and is only just getting over it. I apologise to those who didn’t get an invite however Dave Peters is keen on us setting up a Spain Troop, i.e. if you want to come over for a long weekend just let us know perhaps the end of September early October next year. As mentioned by Dawn Marshall the Hostal Anon is a rustic style and comfortable place to stay and very reasonably priced. Take a look at the link.   http://www.hostalanon.com/     Mary Lewis

Contact        19/10/2009

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Dawne Marshall: Hi a group of us were invited over to spain by Mary to surprise Dave 'Lips' Lewis on his 60th birthday,  Steve n Silvia Lawley, Mick n Mary Lavery, Jim n Pat Baker, Paul n Dawne Marshall, Smokey n Viv Robinson Ann Cook Chris Broom, and a few others but I'm sorry I can't remember their names, anyone that knows lips and mary, may like to know they haven't changed at all. the quaint Spanish mountain village where they now live may need time to recover from the bunch of beer and wine guzzling group of Ex Squaddies and wives. The Hotel Anon where we all stayed had a very cheerful couple that run it anyone that stayed there will know what I mean. I have put a few pics on the Photo page from the party.

Dawne N Paul Marshall

Contact        14/10/2009

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Gerald Kelly: My name is Gerald Kelly, my father was Sgt. Paddy Kelly of B squadron 1958 - 1968. I'm trying to find kids of that era who I grew up with.
Thanks

Contact        28/09/2009

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The Regimental Band of The Queen's Own Hussars - Ride Again!

David Machon: As you are aware I have been working on a project to reproduce onto CD the 1975 LP The Regimental Band of The Queen's Own Hussars.

They are now complete and I have given 70 Copies to The Regimental Museum for sale to anyone who wishes to purchase a copy.  I have attached some of the artwork from the 12 page booklet that accompanies the CD. It reproduces the original LP along with pages that relate to the Regiments Badges, History, Traditions & Privileges.  These pages are all reproduced from the third Regimental Handbook produced in 1963.  Not sure how much of below you can get on your web site. They show the front and back cover of the booklet and the centre pages that contain the details of the tunes. Also attached are what the CD's look like.

The Guidon presentation is the version that will go on general sale at the museum. I have also produced 2 limited edition versions based on cartoons that appeared in the 1970 QOH Journal. 10 of each will only only be available from me by e-mail.  The transfer to CD from the LP has been done by a professional recording studio and the pictures are proofs prior to being printed. The CD versions are of a much higher quality.

Regards or in this case it really was "Nec Aspera Terrent"  - David Machon

Contact        19/09/2009

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Keith Jenns Stag Bash: If any old warriors want to join in the stag night for Keith Jenns,  contact Steve Oats on 01395 274828 for details.

Contact        08/08/2009

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David Machon: Some information that may be useful to those ex QOH members who like me have now reached that age where cruising the Caribbean and the Far East is the most important part of ski (spend the kids inheritance) and enjoy the formal nights, equally of course any other formal occasion they may attend, I have had dealings with:

Benson & Clegg Ltd, 9 Piccadilly Arcade, London. SW1Y 6NH  Tel. 020 7491 1454  Fax. 020 7495 6092         http://www.bensonandclegg.com

In particular with a most helpful member of staff:     Barry Austin      barry@bensonandclegg.com

They will make up to order and now have the material in stock for QOH silk cummerbunds (very loud)! Silk ready tied bow ties and of course for the experts silk self tie bow ties. I have also ordered and set up the origination cost on QOH blazer buttons. The buttons can only be described as excellent quality showing the White Horse of Hanover QOH cap badge engraved on each button. None of the above I believe were available elsewhere previously.


There must be others who like me over the years have looked for QOH items and can only find the tie. Still looking for someone to do the braces! For those with a lot of money to spend Mappin & Webb the Jewellers do the most splendid solid gold chain link Gentleman's cuff links with an actual die of the QOH cap badge in colour mounted on the cuff links.  Very expensive but certainly a talking point when worn. Tell the kids it is what you want for your birthday!

Contact        31/07/2009

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Robert Uhmann: Today I remember my own military period from 1977 until 1980 during I look at your internet presentation. In this time I was a comrade of the third company of the armor battalion 214 in Augustdorf, so we had an godparenthood with your unit. Your location will have been in Detmold at the time.

I remember gladly and joyful for this common time. Play together football, make partys and so on. Sometimes we meet together on training area Bergen-Hohne.

Mit freundlichem Gruß / Best Regards - Robert Uhmann

Contact        29/07/2009

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Dave Pearce: Has anyone any film footage of the guard of honour, for the installation of the constable of the Tower of London that took place in October 90?  If so could you contact me via the button below, I took part and would love the opportunity to obtain a copy if possible.

Contact        20/07/2009

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Bill Lindsay: Anybody know the where abouts of Dave Baker last known address - Soltau ( I think).

Contact        20/07/2009

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Michael Bates:  When I retired (now an OAP), I had fully intended becoming a 'more active' Old Comrade and not limiting my occasional appearances to the Tally Ho during the Midlands Re-union. Unfortunately, cutting a long story short, it is now unlikely that I will be able to make any Old Comrade functions in the future, as I find myself living out my retirement in Australia!! However, I am still keen to keep in contact and also would be grateful if you could find out through the website if there are any other ex QOH who may be living in South Australia (preferably living in or near Adelaide)? Especially anyone who may have been unfortunate to have been in the Regiment at the same time?

Best Regards,    Mike Bates (QOH 1961 - 1985)

Contact        07/07/2009

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Colin Campbell:  Last Saturday evening I along with a lot of guys from the Regiment attended the Guild Hall in Worcester. The evening was a great reminder of just how much the Regiment meant to a lot of ex Hussars. My thanks to you Andy Milton for all your hard work, and my thanks to all the guys who after such a long time made the evening such a success. A special thank you to "Doughy" Baker for the old photos, my kids will enjoy them too. Again thanks Andy job well done.

Contact        29/06/2009

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Ian 'Bing' Crosby:  I would appreciate to hear from anyone who served with me especially in the early seventies with Recce Troop

Contact        26/06/2009

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David Machon:  For those who enjoy "Military Band Music" a new CD out as below. Final track needs no introduction even if it maybe lacks the "panache" of The Queens Own Hussars Band! Good to see and hear the Regimental March living on. Ours was probably the finest Regimental March ever as most others are played in Military two step fashion. But then like most I confess to being biased. This is still a very good CD. 

SRC129 Various: The Light Cavalry Band - ‘A Light Cavalry Bandstand’ 

Label - SRC  

Cat. No. - SRC129

Including Fanfare: The Trumpet Major; Marche Militaire ‘Marche La Ronde’; Csárdás; Malagueña; Last Spring; March: The Ridge; Clarinet Concerto 1st Movement; Symphonic Suite: Pirates of the Caribbean; March: The Eighth Army; Alfie; The Eve of the War; Sing Sing Sing; Imagine; Finale to Symphony No.3 in C Minor ‘Organ’; March: The Corps of Army Music; March: The Light Cavalry.

The debut recording by The Light Cavalry Band, one of Britain’s newest Army bands, being part of the Royal Armoured Corps and providing support to The Queen’s Royal Hussars, The King’s Royal Hussars, The Light Dragoons, The 9/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) and the Queen’s Royal Lancers. Excellent performances from the Band featuring a number of soloists, demonstrating this new band’s versatility and musicianship. Something for everyone in this programme, which spans more than 100 years, including the Finale from the Organ Symphony by Saint Saëns featuring the excellent organ at the venue. This recording made in the clear acoustic of Blandford Parish Church, Dorset. 
Price: £11.50 (Including VAT at 15%) 

Contact        26/06/2009

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Jon 'Dagger' Sword: Ron Gallivan and I are forming a new military history society to be known as 'The Mercian Military History Society'. We intend to meet monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 19.30Hrs. Meetings will be held at the Royal British Legion, Easemore Road, Redditch Worcestershire. The first meeting is to take place on Wednesday 8th July 2009. We would like to extend an invitation to ex QOH members to come and join us to promote and celebrate the magnificent military history of the British Army in the company of friends.  Contact Dagger on 07949 656577 or e mail via the button below for more details.

Contact        22/06/2009

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Peter 'Pedro' Gough: I have had a request from an ex Gunnery school Warrant Officer, Fred Coxford, (ex 15/19th Hussar) who is trying to locate Martin Hindson (ex RSM), with a view to getting in contact with him, they served together at the Hohne Gunnery Wing. If anyone knows his contact details could they kindly pass them onto Fred via the e mail address button below please?  Thanks.  Pete Gough (Pedro)

Contact        22/06/2009

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Jeff Juice: Re, Robin (Bruffy) Brough served circa 70 - 75.  Looking to contact Robin, trained with him at Catterick late 1969, grateful if anyone could help.

Contact        10/06/2009

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Wally 'Milky' Bailey: Hi there anybody know where Percy Perry is, I would like to hear from him, or anyone who knew me, yours 'Milky' Bailey
 

Contact        30/05/2009

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Sam Shanks: Hi there everyone could you please pass my details on to everyone from C Sqn / HQ Sqn Q O H / Q R H from 89 / 95,  Sam Shanks e mail  me via the button, many thanks.

Contact        26/05/2009

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Robert M. Crone-Massey:   Attached is a 7th Hussars photograph I would like submitted to the regimental website. My Uncle, Trooper David J. Crone, of Londonderry N. Ireland; originally a remount rider for the regiment was one of the first trained to drive a tank. He was the tank driver of Major David Younger, B Squadron Leader. He is seated with a friend of his whom I believe is Trooper Doyle. Both were killed in action at Sidi Rezegh, 21 November 1941 and are buried at the British War Memorial Cemetry at Halfya Sollum in Egypt.

7th  Hussars, Trooper David J. Crone & Trooper Doyle c1935

Contact        12/05/2009

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Andy Latham:  Trunkie Howard on Parade in the sky. Sir we will miss you. Town Crier of Rugby & Lady Latham. Andy & Alison Latham. I invite any QOH who wish to lift a glass to Trunkie Howard to join me at The Three Horse Shoes, High Street, Rugby on Saturday 11th April 2009 at 1300hrs.

Contact Andy Latham on Mob: 07788 771481

Contact        01/04/2009

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Nicholas Giles:  I am looking for any information/reminiscences/photographs from anyone who knew my late father Horace Giles (known as Jim). He served in the 7th Hussars from October 1931 to February 1938.  The photo of him on horseback looks like a posed, professional shot and I am guessing it was taken at the Cavalry barracks, Hounslow but am not sure. The group photo shows him sitting second from the left, in what appears to be some kind of show or concert party outfit. It may have been taken in the UK up to September 1935, after which he served in Egypt until February 1938.

Horace 'Jim' Giles - 7H                       Horace 'Jim' Giles - 7H Front - Second Left

Does anyone recognise the officer or any others in the group and know where and when it was taken.  I will be grateful for any information received.

Contact        26/03/2009

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Len Rogers:  SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING AWAY OF TRUNKIE HOWARD. I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF TRUNKIE WHEN HE WAS RQMS AT MARESFIELD, RSM IN HOHNE WHEN THE REGIMENT MOVED TO GERMANY IN 1970 AND WHEN I WORKED FOR HIM WHEN HE TOOK OVER AS QM(T). CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY FROM LEN AND SUE ROGERS

Contact        24/03/2009

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Frank Chambers:  I have just arrived home from Weymouth and while I was down there got to find out that 'Trunky' Howard had passed away.  His funeral is at St Peter's Church. Norton, at 1300hrs on Wed 25th March 2009.  Would be grateful if you could let as many old comrades know, if possible through your Web site.

Contact        21/03/2009

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Vicki Morton:  My name is Vicki Morton,  I was born in October 1976, at the Tidworth Military Hospital. I am trying to find out basically where I come from, all my life I knew I was different from my other siblings. To cut a long story short my Father ( the one I knew) was BARRY EDWARD MORTON who served in the Queens Hussars as a Tank Gunner, obviously before I was born and I guess after, passed away last June 2008, before he passed away, I found him ( I hadn't seen him since I was 9 years old) he told me he was not my Father, ( I guessed I wasn't from a young age) All I know is that he and my mother (Jenny Morton nee Winterton, well I think she is, but still there are lies surrounding my whole existence) lived in Germany just before I was born in Tidworth. Can anyone out there help me???? I just want to know who I am and where I come from.......PLEASE XXX

Contact         20/03/2009

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Brian Pennington:  Hello David, I would be most grateful if you could put the following announcement on the Web Site. A re-union of QOH Band members is being organised in Warwick on Saturday the 27th of June 2009.

The majority of those attending will be from the years--1957 to 1970-- but any ex Band member will be most welcome. If you require any further information please contact me via the button below. The get together will be centred at the Regimental Museum in Warwick commencing at around 1100 with ex band members coming from as far afield as Chicago U.S.A. I hope that we can reach one or two more of our old friends who would be interested and can make the venue. I reserved a private meeting room in a local hotel (3 minutes walk from the QOH Museum). They will serve us a meal there and also any liquid refreshment we may require. They also do B&B if anyone wanted to stay the night, we will just have to let them know if someone wants to book a room well in advance. There is a very nice Tea Room within the Museum complex called The Brethrens Kitchen and the plan is to meet in the Tea Room for Tea or Coffee at around 1100 having had a chat with the proprietor he has agreed to group a couple of tables together for us so we can all be cosy. A tour of the museum would be next on the agenda which would only take around 45 minutes for those who fancy it. After that we could all retire to the Rose and Crown Hotel for a meal and a good old natter. It should be a good day out and I just hope everyone can make it.

Many thanks for any help you can give us. Kind regards Brian Pennington.

Contact        15/03/2009

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Ray Davis:  Trawling through the internet I found this link which may be of interest to members. Shows some old and new pictures of Detmold (see Photo's Page). Interesting site.

This is the home page:   http://baor-locations.com/Home.aspx

This is Hobart specific:  http://baor-locations.com/hobartbks.aspx

Just a few of the "old Place" I came across. Going out hopefuly June/July. Get some up to date pics. Keep up the good work.  regards,  Ray Davis
 

Contact        15/03/2009

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Contact       
15/03/2009

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Frank R. Samas:  I was assigned to the US Berlin Brigade, Company "F" 40th Armor from Jan 65 until Oct 66 and would like to hear from anyone who was assigned to 'A' Squadron in Berlin during this period. Your unit Boxing team won the BAOR championship and went to London for the Army championship, but lost. Some Americans accompanied the team since we saw your team win in Berlin and BAOR event.

Contact        15/03/2009

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Colin Campbell: Hi all sad news about Ron Trusler, Great guy who made a young guy fall about laughing when I first joined A Squadron on exercise. He was pulling a Conqueror across the tank park with a piece of rope. My thoughts are with his family God Bless.

Contact        05/03/2009

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Dave Ashford: Can anyone advise me on the where about’s of Billy Farncombe, last known location was Litchfield, also Chunky and Steve Briggs, any info greatly appreciated.
 

Contact        04/03/2009

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Mick 'Dobbo' Dobson:  I'm trying to contact Chris & Diane Pritchard, I would be ever so grateful if someone could put me in touch or let them know I'm looking for them. Thanks for your help, Dobbo.

Contact        01/03/2009

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James & Simone Haworth:  I'm helping somebody to find an old friend Cpl Ross McKeown who was a member of QRH stationed in Fallingbostal, Germany up until approximately 1994-1995

Contact        16/02/2009

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Angela Cotgrave: I am looking for Alan 'Aggie' Hunt who served with my brother in A Squadron, Hohne in the early 70s. I know that Aggie took a commission. My brother would dearly love to hear from Aggie.

Contact        06/02/2009

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John 'Jock' Wallace:  Hi all, just wanted to say hi to anyone who remembers me , left the regiment in '86 now working as a Civil Servant Paint Sprayer , painting you guessed it, Tanks in Bovington, talk about money for old rope , was sad to hear about 'Sinky' and 'Kipper',  they were great guys, any way take care all , Jock Wallace.

Contact       
31/01/2009

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Dick Mather:  New Years Greetings and Good Luck during 2009 to All.  For those of you who have been a little backward at coming forward, don't forget that there are three Troops in the Midlands each waiting to greet you and renew old, or not so old, friendships.

Contact       
06/01/2009

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Paul 'Eddie' Yeates:  I would like to wish everybody a happy new year.

Contact       
01/01/2009

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