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Last Modified:   1st January 2014

Rick Murtagh:  Hi guys looking for some photos of myself 'Murt' Murtagh, MT Troop73/78, might be a hard ask as I was Awol a bit. If you find any please post them on the site and I might give you the 10marks I still owe you,  great to see your faces again.  Contact me on e mail via the button.

Contact      20/12/2013

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QOH Band Reunion

Ken Hamnett:  This years Regimental Band Reunion will be as usual, on the last Saturday in June 2014.

The venue in Warwick is the same and I am hoping the cost will be the same also though I am expecting a rise of maybe £1 this year. I am waiting for the owner of the restaurant to get in touch with me . As soon as I have the details I will send them out.  I would appreciate anybody reading this and interested in attending to get in touch with me.  I can be contacted on 01254 53068 or email me via the Button. I hope to have a good response.

Contact      12/12/2013

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Marc McKerrow :  G'day, on a recent visit to our local cemetery here in Goodna, Queensland. I noticed a headstone of a gentleman. on it was written that he had served with the 7th Queen's Own Hussars and had participated in the charge at Balaclava. This got my mind pondering. I searched this on the web and have ended up on your page. Apparently the headstone had been erected by the men of his regiment due to his high esteem with the men. I don't know if this is of interest to you. but thought it worth a mention anyway. I'll endeavour to pass on a photo and any other details to you in a later email. I'd be fascinated to know some more history on this gentleman if it was available.

Contact      04/12/2013

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Steve Johnson:  I am after some information for my Mother in Law who is looking for some details regarding her late father who served with 3rd The King’s Own Hussars between 1920 and early into the 2nd world war. His name was William Crang and was from Devon. Any information you could give in this matter would be most appreciated.

Thanks in Advance,   S. Johnson (Ex Sgt R.A.)

Contact      15/11/2013

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John A Nicholls:  Aye Up Yow lot. Does anyone remember this? Location Tidworth /Salisbury plain. One fool, me the Ferret driver, two passengers. Travelling at speed, 1 bloody great crater, just stopped in time. Both passengers tried to get into my space. Of course I told my passengers that I knew it was there all along, believe me when I say that the very thought of the incident still troubles me to today.

That really is all that happened to me during my brief spell with the Q.O.H. apart, that is, apart from meeting the great late Sgt Walker. The late Dad Hines and Major Sutherland.  Also SSM  Twomey

I hope that the above rubbish triggers any memories.

23706467 Trooper Nicholls


Contact      08/11/2013

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Barry Coddington:  Tally Ho,  Lets have a good turn out this year and all make a bloody good effort to get there


Contact      29/09/2013

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Rod 'Bill' Sykes:  I served with the Regt. from 1958 to 1969. I am trying to get in contact with Trevor Lomax who served with the Regt. about the same time. To my knowledge, he served in 'B' Sqn and possibly made Sgt. If anyone could please help, I would be most grateful. Also, trying to find Terry Mealor, 'C' Sqn. from around the same time.

Regards, Bill Sykes.

Contact      23/09/2013

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Chris Own:  I am looking at producing a QOH signet ring. Bickertons in Birmingham can do one in 9 ct gold at £395.

I am looking at one with the Officer's Cap Badge Crest engraved.

To get one at that price ( normal price is £540) I need to order 5. Go to this page to have a look at what they produce:

http://www.bickertonjewellery.com/blues_and_royals

The QOH ring would be very similar with the garter crest.

So if anyone fancies a QOH ring, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can proceed to manufacture.

Fond regards to all my old friends, who are now really old !!

Chris Owen ( 1975 - 1993)
 

Contact      28/08/2013

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Nicci Norris: It is with sad regret that I have to announce the death of  Richard Brimmicombe-Wood of 25 Longfield, Tenterden, Kent, on the 9th August 2013, aged 86.  He joined the 7th Queen's Own Hussars when he was 17, which would have been in 1944, and stayed for about 17 years, serving in Malaya amongst other places.

Please pass this news to any others who may have known him. 

Contact      19/08/2013

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Paul Wakeley: It is with sad regret that I have to announce that my father ex CPL George (Wacker) Wakeley of 'B' Squadron 7th Queen's Own Hussars stationed in Hong Kong 1954-1957 passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.

From ex L/CPL Paul (Wacker) Wakeley 'B' Squadron Queen's Own Hussars,  Detmold 1976-1980.

Please pass this news to any others who may have known him. 

Contact      19/08/2013

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Peter Forde:  I found your contact details on the QOH website. I was hoping you may be able to help me in a bit of research..... A friend of mine had a brother called Duncan McVarish who served with the Queen's Own Hussars in Aden and Northern Ireland. I believe he was a Saladin driver.

I was hoping that you might be able to help me find out any information/photographs of his time in the Regiment. He passed away many years ago and I thought I might be able to dig up something to pass to his Family. I believe his own personal collection has been lost........

Just for your information, My father served with QDG's in Aden and was the Helicopter pilot shot down on the day of the Police Mutiny 20th June 1967.....

Thank you in advance.

Regards,

Peter.

Contact      02/08/2013

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Ken Hamnett:  To all ex members of the band, it's going slow with the returns. If you intend to attend please be quick. Looking forward to seeing you all in June.

Cheers, Ken

Contact      26/05/2013

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Derek Dobson:  Hi guys, I'd just like to say hello. I was a REME Inst Tech attached in Detmold, Dec 78 - Mar 81. Obviously mostly Echelon, but did Andytown, Fort Monagh in 79 and D Sqn for MM4 in 80.

Contact      07/05/2013

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Brian Simpson:  Help please... I served with The Queen's bays in 1946/47...  In Sept 47 a number of Bays transferred to The 3rd Hussars in Palestine.
I'm trying to trace a 'Randolph James Bowdidge, No.19200746, who was one of them and was probably demobbed in 1948. Naturally I don't want personal details but if you do know of him perhaps pass my name and contact detail on.

I am also trying to trace any old Bays from 'C' Sqn. in Palmanova, Italy, many of us transferred to other regiments in Egypt in Sept 47 when 2nd Armoured Brigade was broken up.

you.


Thanks, Brian Simpson,  phone 01455 610514 or email using the button below.


Contact      07/05/2013

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John A. Nicholls:  Does anyone out there have memories of Recce Troop, HQ Squadron QOH in 19/60


Contact      07/05/2013

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June Parry:  Would anyone know where I could find Steve & Lou Collins, he was ASM in Hohne late 88/89, I am trying to contact them, last heard from them 15 years ago then I lost their address when we moved. I have not been able to find anyone who can put me in their direction, they used to have a house in Hathsage, then moved to Saudi, last I heard they had moved to Spain


Contact      30/04/2013

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Pete McLaughlin:  I would like to find any photos of my dad - WO1 Henry (Paddy) McLaughlin MBE QOH, I am looking to put some images together for his grandchildren.

Many Thanks,

Pete McLaughlin


Contact      22/04/2013

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Robin Chapman:  My father Denis E Chapman would like to be registered on your website. He is now nearly 87 and still going strong. He was a Troop Sergeant in the 3 Kings own Hussars from 1945 – 1947 serving in Palestine. Serial Number 14858792. He was also in the 21st Independent Parachute Company in Java for a while before rejoining the 3KOH back In Palestine. I am his son, Robin Chapman. I believe that I am named after Major “Robin” Savage.

Regards, Robin Chapman


Contact      21/04/2013

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Dennis Whittaker:  Last Sunday on a visit to Warwick I came across the Queen’s Own Hussars Museum and had a look around wondering if it may include my father’s old regiment, 3rd The King’s Own Hussar’s. I was extremely pleased to find it did. My father, Arthur James Whittaker joined around 1938 and retired in 1956 as a Squadron Sergeant Major. For some he was known as Percy. He died in 1983 but my mum, Vi, still going strong at 94, they married in 1939, mum worked in the NAAFI. I know my Dad was at El Alamein, up through Italy and then returned UK as an instructor at Sandhurst and Bovington, where I was born in June 1946. He was excused the Victory Day Parade in London as I was due and born on the 7th, in the Military Hospital. At the nurses request my middle name is Victor. He then went to Palestine and was then accompanied by the family to Germany, Lubeck, Munster and Bielefeld. In 1951 posted to Weston-Super-Mare as senior regular with the North Somerset Yeomanry TA. He retired in 1956 and returned to his home town of Leicester, where he worked until his retirement for the Midland Bank.

Besides my dad the person I most remember was the RSM “Gunner” Ellis and his wife Sally. They were in Germany when we were and at Keynsham when we were in Weston. When he retired he became a publican and we used to visit him in Somerset.

The visit to he Museum told me a lot about what he must have gone through, as like many who served in WW2 he did not talk a lot about it.

Regards
Dennis Victor Whittaker


Contact      21/04/2013

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Oliver Johnson:   Hi, I am sending this on behalf of Mr Ronald Bright who served in the 7th Hussars B squadron in Luneburg between January the 1st 1950 to end of February 1951. He was a driver of Comet tanks. He would be interested in getting in touch with any surviving crewmen from this time.

Kind Regards


Contact      14/04/2013

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Derrick Palmer:   I have spent a good few minutes browsing through the excellent collection of your Regimental related photographs. Although I am ex-RMP I do have some connection with the 3rd Hussars, albeit on a very personal occasion. My service time in Germany was 1955-58, in late 57 I was posted to Munster where we had a Pro Coy that were billeted in the same Barracks as the 3rd Hussars. On 20th Jan 58 it was my 21st birthday, I was on duty throughout the day and unbeknown to me my Section Sergeant and his wife had arranged a party for me in our Mess. They had arranged for some nurses from Muster BMH to join the party, and to make the evening/night go with a swing a group of lads from the Hussars band were present providing excellent music. Although I was given a large birthday card which everyone present signed sadly it was lost in my future travels.
Thank you again for the opportunity to browse your site, perhaps you might wish to look at the RMP Old Comrades site,    http://www.redcap70.net/  will open its pages.
Yours in Friendship, Derrick Palmer.


Contact      05/04/2013

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John Morriss:   I was in The 11th Hussars attached to QOH in Munster 1962, my buddy Dave Green was in the JLR with me, does anyone have contact with Dave thanks for help with this.

Contact      31/03/2013

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John Nicholls:   I served with the QOH at Warminster and Tidworth between 1959/60, I was in Recce Troop  HQ Squadron,  the Troop Sgt’s name was Walker, could you please include me on the visitors list.

Contact      30/03/2013

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Alan Faux:   Sad To Hear Of The Death Of Tony A Good Soldier And Old Comrade, Condolences To Family And Friends.

Contact      16/02/2013

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Les Strachan:   I pop into the site every now to see old faces, and always a little saddened by the news of mates who have passed. Just wanted to thank you for keeping the site up and maintained, I am sure its a labour of love, and much appreciated by old comrades.  Cheers, Les Strachan
p.s. We did have some fun on that KAPE tour!

Contact     
16/02/2013

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Len Rogers:   Sad to hear the news of Tony Fishers death, myself and sue new him well when serving in QOH, sad news, condolences to family,

Len and Sue Rogers

Contact     
15/02/2013

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Paul Foster:   Can any body help me track down Martin 'Taff' Cattel from the Hohne days,  So sorry to hear of Tony Fishers death.

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12/02/2013

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Robert 'Kimbo' Kimberley:  I was going through the messages on the QOH web page and came across an insert by Daniel Booth informing us that Roger Maun had passed away 30th Sep 2012. Roger and I (if its the right one) were great mates back in 1966 and did our training together. We both came from Solihull and both served in "B" Sqn to start with.

I would like to speak/get in touch with, Dan or anybody else that knew Roger, as I'd like to find out about my old mate. Can you help ?

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09/02/2013

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Tony Dixie:  I am looking for anyone who has any photos of an ACC cook called Paul Gardiner who was attached to the QOH in Hohne, late 1980’s, early 1990's.  His wife needs some photos for a surprise.

Contact
15/01/2013

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