Last Modified: 1st January 2012
Leanne Pinder: Hello, I am the wife of Ken
Hull, who served in the QOH from approx 1967 to 1970's. My husband immigrated
here (Australia) in the 1980's and he passed away 2 years ago. Ken served in
Aden (B Squadron), Hong Kong (C Squadron) and Sharjah. Ken always spoke so
fondly of his times in QOH, and I feel very lonely and isolated since his
passing. I miss him so very much, I would like very much to hear from any of his
mates from the British Army, who could share any stories or photos of my husband
with me. Any help would be so greatly appreciated.
Kevin Hennessy: Is trying to contact Sam McViegh.
Peter Smith: I am a former REME Craftsman, I was ďAĒ Squadron's Recovery Mechanic during 78-79, I am checking to see if I can find anyone I know on your site thanks - I was also in Armagh, Sully Cheema's Troop, Dave Green was SSM at the time, can't remember some names. LOL, (grey matter failing ), anyone remember me?
Bill Gould: John 'Chelsea' Smith is trying to get in touch with Billy Tasker. I drink with John in Birmingham and said I would post something on your website.
I'm ex Worcesters / WFR 63-79. If you would like to contact me I'll pass the contact details on.
Yours Aye Bill Gould
Ray Davis: The lads have deployed. just a quick note to say, When you wake up this morning, spare a thought for our lads in The QRH, who may have a worse day than you !! To all QRH, take care out there and come home safe we all support you god bless.
There is a site on Face Book for those interested: http://www.facebook.com/groups/QRHHERRICK15/
Justin 'Steads' Steadman: I was 24358429 Tpr
J.M. Steadman, known as 'Steads' and served in B Sqn QOH from Jan 1977 till the
formation of D Sqn with whom I served till transferring to the Int Corps (dirty
splitter !) as a Cpl in July 1984. I am still serving (just !) but would be
grateful if you could add my contact details to the site in the hope that
someone remembers me.
Tania Bissett: I'm trying to find a way of getting in contact with someone who served in QOH in the 1970's, maybe 80's and definitely stationed in Detmold around 1976-79/80. I'm looking for Steven King, born 1957. It would be great if you could put something up on the notice board for me with this email address. Much appreciated.
Ken Hamnett: Band Reunion 2012 To all
ex. Members of 3rd, 7th and QOH band particularly those who didnít attend the
last reunion please send me you details ie. Names addresses emails and phone
nos. for my records I have a lot of names but nothing else. I need all I can get
to be able to send details out Regards, Ken Hamnett
Fleety: Hi there, I did a reserve tour a few years back with a lad used to be in your mob, complete nutter by the name of Steve Bennet. Would love to catch up with him if anybody knows his whereabouts. Last seen driving a truck down the Basra road wearing a union jack t-shirt! Thanks, Fleety, ex 1 RGJ
Ray Davis: I spotted this on Facebook, posted by Warren, Thought it should have a mention on the QOH page as most people would know him.
Mick Garlinge piled in on his motorbike on Friday 5th August (deer took him out). Still with us but lots of broken bones (ribs, scapula, pelvis) and currently in the intensive care unit of hospital and will be some time. I am sure he would appreciate some banter. Contact Warren Byrnie Byrne if you want more info to send him best wishes etc..
Brian Pennington: I would just like to say thank you to all who attended the reunion in Warwick on the 30th of July. It was a great success and enjoyed by all who managed to make it. From my own point of view I enjoyed the whole occasion and meeting one or two old friends not seen for some fifty one years. Looking forward to the next meeting very much. Thanks to Ken Hamnett for all his hard work in organising the event and making the day so enjoyable.
Ken Hamnett: The Band reunion, held on
Saturday last, was attended by over forty members and wives. It was, I think, a
great success and I hope all enjoyed it. It was good to see the older members
and the young pups mixing and getting to know each other. I am proposing that
the next and subsequent meetings will take place the last Saturday in June each
year. Hopefully, people will be able to work round that. I am hoping that next
year we will have over fifty or more attending. Many thanks to you all for
attending and hope to see you next year. Regards, Ken Hamnett
Elizabeth Bruce: Do you have any photos of
the base at See Kong where the 7th QOH were based in the early / mid 1950ís. My
husband did his National Service there between 1955 and 1957 and has not stopped
talking about it since! I am compiling a photo album to celebrate his 75th
Birthday later this year, and would like to include something about his time in
HK. Any help gratefully received. His name is John Anthony Bruce and his
service number was 23103290 Intake 55/0. Thank you.
Clive Reed: My father Frederick John Reed
served in the 7th Hussars from about 1935 to 1953, when he retired with the rank
of W0I, subsequently joining the New Zealand army. He was stationed in North
Africa until about 1941, when he was repatriated to England. In his absence, the
7th were posted to Burma, and he was attached to another Hussar regiment. He
went to Europe on D-Day, and wound up at Belsen when the concentration camp was
relieved. He remained there until 1948, and was then posted back to England,
where by some clerical error, he was demobbed. A friend intervened, and he was
attached to a regiment in London, possibly the City of London Yeomanry, on
Balham High Road in Balham, while matters were resolved. After about a year, he
was posted to D&M wing, Bovington for the remainder of his British Army service.
These are the details as they are known to me, I would welcome corrections or
further details. My father never spoke to me of his time in the two armies, died
over 20 years ago, and my mother had no interest. On a slightly similar vein,
when my father died, my mother gave his Hussar dress uniform to the Salvation
Army in Tauranga. The same, or similar, uniform has recently been donated to the
Army Museum in Waiouru, by a family in Tauranga. To
establish provenance of this uniform, have there been any other past members of
the 7th in New Zealand?
Robert Yates: Saturday 18th June, will be the
anniversary of one of the most significant battles that this Country has fought,
The Battle of WATERLOO.
Ron Mihalko: I was hoping that you may be
able to help me. I'm trying to gather some information for my Canadian Army
Trophy website, specifically my CAT 81 page. I'm looking for the individual
platoon and country scores, and an image of a non-subdued CAT patch if you had
one. I'm also trying to verify which model Chieftain was used for that
Robert Stephen Brown: I am trying to find one
of your members I know him as BOB GRANT He was in the stables with DAVE MANGER
when I knew him. I would love to contact him again as it has been far to long
since I have seen him or heard anything about him. I do not know when he joined
or left the army, I do know this may be a little presumptuous of me to
ask, but if I don't ask I shall not find him again, thank you for reading
this and I hope acting upon it
Jerry Bird: 22579607 Tpr - L/Cpl Clark, John.
My uncle served his two years National Service in the 3rd Kings Own Hussars
1951-53. At the time his home was near West Anstey, Devon. Following initial
training at Catterick, he was posted to join HQ Sqn (Stables) at Bielefeld,
where upon arrival was immediately appointed to be Groom to Captain Dallas and
received promotion to L/Cpl within a matter of weeks thereafter.
Band Reunion 2011 - Saturday 30th July
Ken Hamnett: Hello all ex band members 3rd 7th QOH. I am waiting to hear from those who havenít contacted me yet . Those who havenít heard from me are the ones whose addresses arenít on my books. Lotís of you have changed addresses and phone nos. and not let me know. My list came from Steve Croney a few years ago so lots will be out of date. The reunion, I hope will become an annual affair growing each year with your attendance. You can reach me by phone 01704 509982 or email me Iím waiting to hear from you.
John (Jock) Rennie: I was ACC with the Regiment in Catterick/Maresfield/Aden/Hong Kong/Hohne 1967 - 1972. Does anyone remember installing a generator after building the walls and being resupplied by boat on Peng Chow (SPELLING) 1/2 mile from mainland china and lighting up the school house for the first time.?
John Dale-Glossop: Ex 3rd Kings Own Hussars
(airborne) in Palestine 1947/48, served in "C" Sqn Assault Troop based at Ramat
David. Most of my time was spent in Mutulla and Rosh Pinah (north of Tiberius)
and Haifa and the 4th Queens Own Hussars in Malaya 1948/1950 as a Cpl Served in
"C" and "HQ" Sqns in Raub, Kuanton, Ipoh, Kuala Kansar, Segamat and Kota Tinggi,
then joined and was commissioned into the Malaya Military Forces 1951.
One other ex 3rd Hussar lives down here in Cornwall. Cpl
Randolph (Jim) Bowdidge he served with me in the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens
Bays) in Italy 1944 /46 and Egypt 1946/47. We both transferred to the 3H in
Palestine and went up on the same train from El Qantara in the Canal Zone to
Haifa to join the 3rd at Ramat David north of Haifa. Jim is the same age as
myself but does not have a computer. We both are members of the Royal Cornwall
Parachute Regimental Assoc. Jim as Treasurer and myself as the Welfare Officer.
Molly Dineen: I am an old family friend of the Hooks and I made a
film called 'Home from the Hill' about former Deccan Horse and Queens Own
Hilary Hook (1917Ė1990)
when he returned from a life time overseas to live in Warminster. The film aired
on BBC2 in the early 1980 's and was called 'Home From the Hill'. it was part of
the 40 minutes series and Hilary received a great deal of attention (mainly
welcome!). He sadly passed away over 15 years ago but now the British Film
Institute wish to release a DVD of the film as part of a general release of all
my documentaries from the last 20 years. The purpose of this general e mail is
to find a photograph! I wondered if anyone has any photographs of Colonel Hook
dressed for the Cavalry Memorial `Parade' ie; in his bowler hat and medals.
We have many other photos but not that particular one (which is what we would
love for the cover.) I would be most grateful if anyone could help me in this
Bob Kimberley: I recently bought a Pattern 1912 Cavalry Sword belonging to Captain H.S.R Lovett who served with our Regiment 1964 to 1973. I also know that he went to Sandhurst from 1962 passing out in 1964. The sword was made for him by Wilkinsons in 1964. According to the Sandhurst records Capt Lovett died on 15/5/77.
I would very much like to compile a history of this mans life/time with us, so would it be possible to ask for info on the QOH. web site? Some of the lads tell me that he may have been one of our helicopter pilots, along with Mr Anderson and Taff Miller, maybe someone could verify this. I've collected swords etc. for a long time but have never come across one from our Regiment. They must be very rare. It's in lovely as new condition and has pride of place in my collection.
Thank you, Best regards. Bob Kimberley
Ray Davis: Sad news about Graham Sutherland. A Fine man, dry sense of humour, and had time for everyone. I knew him well from my time in the mess in Detmold. He taught me a lot about life, and made me forget about a lot as well ! RIP "Nosebag" Condolences to Barbara, Richard, Stuart and Katie