Last Modified: 1st January 2011
Derek James: I should like to add my email address
to your old comrades list just in case anyone would like to contact me. I
am Derek A. G, James 24144134 Ex B Squadron, The Queens Own Hussars
1967 – 1977
Tony Read: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Des Moran. He was the SSM of A Squadron in Detmold, and I was his Sqn Clerk. (920 Read A.C.)
Also “Dickie” Day ex SSM of A Sqn who became the RSM of the QOH.
Reg & Jenny Taylor: We keep in contact with Graham and Barbara Sutherland each Christmas and was shocked to hear from Barbara this week that Graham died of pneumonia at the end of October. He was best known in our time at Detmold and Hohne as Senior NCO in overall charge of the Officer's Mess. He left the Army to be in charge of the Queen's Wine Cellars at Buckingham Palace and went around the world with her on tours. He was awarded the MBE I think for services to her. He worked there for 19 years before retiring at 65years of age. He died at home at the age of 73 and was cremated at Windsor.
If anyone would like to write to Barbara, their address is: 1 St. George's Close, Windsor SL4 5PQ He leaves three children Richard 32, Stuart 29 and Katie 18.
Andy Milton: Trying to track down the contact details of Ted Bayliss , does anyone happen to have them ?
Rod 'Bill' Sykes: Hoping to hear from any one who remembers me . I'm Rod Sykes (Bill) and served in the QOH from amalgamation to demob in 1969. I emigrated to Aussie in1972 and live in NSW on the mid north coast. Hope there are people with long memories. Regards, Bill. (22849764 CPL)
John Dedmen: In early September this year, we took my mum to visit her brother's grave at the Reichswald war cemetary in Germany. We drove over by car & arrived on a crisp bright day, clear blue skies. Whilst attending my uncles grave, a coach party arrived & the group spread out, wandering around the cemetary. Eventually, we got chatting to people in the group & were invited to take part in a short service. Photo's of the event were taken by members of the party including some shots of my mum. Everybody we met made us feel very welcome & the experience heightened our enjoyment of the day, especially for my mum, for whom the trip meant a great deal, not least because she had never been abroad before. My mum has written down ' Queens Own Warwickshire & Worcestershire Yeomanry Comrades Association '. I cannot recall any further information - my mum however, gave a member of the party her address & someone involved in the organisation said they would forward on the photographs of the group.
Does anyone recall this trip & is able to provide some contact information.
Jim 'Ginge ' O'Hare : I was sorry to read the above notification of the recent death of Brigadier J.W.F. Rucker. I knew him personally as his driver in Bovington and Detmold 1975 - 1976 during his time as Regimental CO. My condolences go to Mrs. Rucker and their children.
Denis Woodward: For Neil McClean
39 Sqn RE, I posted the photo of the mined Saladin, I do not know
the history of who it was assigned to.
Tony Reid: In the early sixties, ‘A’ Sqn went on adventure training to Southern Germany, and one of the places that we visited was Dachau camp. It has left a lasting mark, just as Bergen/Belson camp has. I was wondering if any one from that era remembers going there. We camped at a place called Kochelam See.
Ray Young: Hi Dave, can you put these pictures of The QOH Band Reunion on the website please. It was a great night and thanks to Ken Hamnett for organising it
Keith Williams: Ex Trooper Keith Williams, The Queen’s Own Hussars. I was sorry to read about the death of Brigadier Rucker on the QOH notice board. My sincere thoughts go out to his family.
I first met Brigadier Rucker in January 1970 at the equipment trials wing MTDU Bovington he was then a Captain and he was my boss. when I first arrived at the MTDU I had to report to him , I always remember what he said to me “I do not show no favouritism to soldiers who are serving in the same regiment as I am, I expect 100% from you” he then dismissed me and told me to report to The Sergeant Major. I thought that he was going to be a bit of a tyrant but no, he ended up being a great boss, my time was soon over as this was only a 6 month posting, so I went back to B Squadron at Maresfield in June 1970.
I then lost contact with him until he came back to the regiment I think it was about 1975 as Commanding Officer of the Regiment and my last contact with Brigadier Rucker is when he signed my assessment of military conduct and character on the 4th October 1976, one month before I left the army.
Bob Yates: I've just received from the
Q.O.H's Museum a copy of the CD, The Regimental Band of The Queen's
Own Hussars, produced by David Machon - EXCELLENT.
Keith 'Willy One-One' Williams: I am
trying to contact anyone who knew me when I served in the Queens Own
Hussars from 1967 to 1976. I was in B squadron M T from 1967 to1968
in Sharjah the Persian Gulf. HQ Squadron MT from 1968 to 1969 at
Maresfield and it was back to B Squadron MT in 1969 for 6 months in
Cyprus with the United Nations . 1970 to 1974 Hone where I was still
with B squadron MT until 1971 then moved back to HQ Squadron MT.
1973 moved back to B Squadron for 4 months in Northern Ireland based
at Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast. 1973 back to Hone and once again
back to HQ Squadron MT where I stayed until 1974 when the Regiment
moved back to England.
Les Chamberlain: There is a N/Ireland medal on Ebay that ends on 2, June, 10 at 20/12 hours it was owned by Tpr P.G.L. Ogborne number 24729762 of the Q.O.H. The item number is 180512669646 and being sold by Threewaykiss. I am not sure if Ogborne should be Osborne and if any one knows this Tpr please could you let them know.
Mark & Lesley Sumpton: Hi Peeps! Trying to locate Pete Davies.....from I think Huddersfield, he was in MT with me in Hone and came to our wedding in Carlisle, Pete, If your out there mate give us a shout, Cheers, Sumpy Jnr.
Heinz Johannsen: Hello from Rendsburg Germany. 1947/48 we had the 3rd KOH here in Rendsburg. All nice disziplin Guys. I remember Capt Dallas and his Horse Shangrila, famous Jumper, (the Horse). In Charge of Stables Sgt. Joe Pearce . Cpl Ken Walker famous Boxer. The Regt. left Rendsburg to go to Lübeck and than to Iserlohn. I was in Contact with Ken walker and visit him in Iserlohn. I remember he got stripped from Cpl. and got his stripes back, because he drove during a fire a Tank out of a Building. I have a number of Photos from that Time. My sister , now 75 was friendly with Joe Pearce's daughters Iris and Joan. Sorry lost Contact. They lived in York. Joe found a job with brit. Rayl after demob. All for now. best regards Heinz Johannsen PS I have visited Mr. Seniors Museum a few years ago. We have a section in our Town Museum "Time of occupation in Rendsburg. I made sure the 3rd is represented.
Military Wing - Musgrave Park Hospital
Bill Anderson: You may not be aware, but the Military Wing of
Musgrave Park Hospital, the Duke of Connought Unit is due to close in
March of this year 2010.
Anyone with Photos of Musgrave Park who wants to assist, please e mail them to Bill via the Contact Button.
Marlee Grieve: Hi there - I am looking for any information, old
friends or photos of my great grandfather, James U. Grieve. He would
have served with 7th QOH during WWII. Unfortunately I don't have any
other information than that.
Jan Kemp: I don't know if anyone remembers Pete Brookes 'A' Sqn at Lulworth and Detmold. He unfortunately died in 1990 of cancer aged 42. I thought maybe there are some of his old mates that might like to know. I would have sent this sooner but technology is a lot faster than me! I by the way am his ex-wife Jan who also served with QOH at Lulworth before we (me and Pete ) got married. Thanks and regards Jan Kemp (was Brookes)