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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The QOH ring would be very similar with the garter crest.
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.
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.
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........
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.
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.
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 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.
John A. Nicholls: Does anyone out there have memories of Recce Troop, HQ Squadron QOH in 19/60
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alan Faux: Sad To Hear Of The Death Of Tony A Good Soldier And Old Comrade, Condolences To Family And Friends.
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,
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,
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.
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.