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1965/05/27 – David „Jock“ Provan – 29 Field Squadron RE – ✝

Am 27 Mai des Jahres 1965 ereignete sich auf dem Weg in das Manöver „Canal Turn“ ein schwerer Unfall. David Provan, der gerade eben erst seine Driving Licence für ein Linkslenker gemacht hat, streifte mit seinem 3t-Bedford RL dabei ein parkendes Auto. Durch den Aufprall auf das parkende Fahrzeug, schleuderte der LKW herum, rutschte durch einen Graben und kollidierte mit einem Baum.

Zeitzeugen, die damals live mit dabei waren, berichteten:
 „Es war schrecklich! Wir saßen auf der Ladefläche und hörten den Aufprall! Dann fielen wir auch schon durcheinander. Natürlich auch alles was an Ausrüstung mit auf der Ladefläche war! Zum Glück, kamen wir alle mit ein paar Blessuren davon, außer David, er wurde tödlich verletzt! Aber wir haben ihn nie vergessen!“

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On May 27, 1965, a serious accident occurred on the way to the exercise „Canal Turn“.  David Provan, who has just finished his driving license for a left-hand drive, touched a parking car with his 3t-Bedford RL. By the impact on the parked vehicle, the truck hurled around, sliding through a ditch and colliding with a tree.

Some of his comrads told me:

„It was horrible! We sat on the loading area and heard the impact! Then we were all mixed. Of course, everything was equipped with equipment on the loading area! Fortunately, we all came out with a few bruises, except David, he was mortally injured! But we have never forgotten him!“

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The full damaged Bedford RL

The full damaged Bedford RL

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And of course, we will remember them all:

 In Memoriam

1965 – 1966 – 408 Bridge Tp – 40 Sqn RCT – Bridge Ex in Daspe – Memories of Graham Walker

© Graham Walker

This is my favourite photo from Graham!

The photo show a bridging Ex in Daspe!

8 km in the south of my home!

Thanks for support Graham!

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1965 – 1966 – 408 Bridge Tp – 40 Sqn RCT – Inside Bindon Barracks – Memories of Graham Walker

© Graham Walker

Great photo series „Inside Bindon Barracks“! All from Graham Walker! 

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1965 – 1966 – 408 Bridge Tp – 40 Sqn RCT – Bridge Camp 002 – Memories of Graham Walker

© Graham Walker

Here is a second cracking set of photos from Graham Walker!

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1965 – 1966 – 408 Bridge Tp – 40 Sqn RCT – Bridge Camp 001 – Memories of Graham Walker

©) Graham Walker

Here are some great photos of a bridging exercise.

Send in by Graham Walker!

Thanks a lot for support my website!

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1965 – 1966 – 408 Bridge Tp – 40 Sqn RCT – Berlin Visit – Memories of Graham Walker

© Graham Walker

Great photo series of Graham’s memories during his time in Hameln!

A visit in Berlin!

Thanks for sharing Graham!

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1964 – 1970 – 10 Coy RASC / 40 SQN RCT – Part 2 – Memories of William A. Ross

© William Alexander Ross

William hat noch ein paar Fotos gefunden! Danke dafür!

Another part of photos from William. Thanks a lot!

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1963 – 1965 – 10 COY RASC / 40 SQN RCT – Memories of David Spendlove

© David Spendlove

Some great Photos from David Spendlove – thanks for support!

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1964 – 1970 – 10 COY RASC / 40 SQN RCT – Part 1 – Memories of William A. Ross

© William Alexander Ross

Some great photos from William Alexander Ross!

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Und hier sind zwei Photos von Heidi und William. Sie haben sich mit dieser Website nach 40 Jahren wiedergetroffen!

And here are two photos of Heidi and William. They have met again with this website after 40 years! Wish you all the best!
 

Eine kleine Geschichte der Zeit oder die Geschichte eines hübschen Mädchens und eines Englischen Soldaten!

A little story of time or the story of a beautiful girl and an English soldier!

Vor 41 Jahren,  im Jahr 1969 lernten sich der britische Soldat William Alexander Ross und eine gewisse Heidi aus Hehlen kennen! Sie hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit, ich weiss nicht wie viel da war, weil, das geht mich nichts an, aber es muss etwas gewesen sein, denn die beiden haben sich nie vergessen!

William musste obwohl er nicht wollte weg, nach Singapur und für Heidi brach eine Welt zusammen! 40 Jahre lang hat Heidi Ihren William gesucht und nun fand sie einen Eintrag hier in meinem Gästebuch!

Sie schrieb mir eine Mail mit einem Foto von damals und ich sendete dieses an William. So haben sich mit dieser Webseite zwei Menschen wiedergefunden, die sich 41 Jahre lang gesucht haben! Ich wünsche Euch noch viele glückliche Jahre!

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1963 – 1968 – 10 COY RASC / 40 SQN RCT – Memories of James Eyley

© James Eyley

Eine klasse Bildergalerie von James Eyley, vielen Dank für Deine Ubnterstützung!

Thanks for support James!

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1963 – 1966 – 10 COY RASC / 40 SQN RCT – Memories of Richard Keyte

© Richard Keyte

Some great photos from Richard Keyte! Thanks a lot for support!

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1962 – 1972 – 408 Bridge Troop RE – Memories of Roger Makin

© Roger Makin

I was a crane Op but I was also a plant (construction equipment) Mechanic. I did my fist crane operating course at 408 in November 1962 when I was with 65 SQN based in Osnabrück. I came to Hameln in March 63 for the bridge season and was attached to 408 until about June, when a troop from 65 move into the Ravelin camp. It was  while we were there that an accident took place at Wouldham Hard, SPR Ginger Maclean fell off a bulldozer and was run over by it. I was there until the end of August when i went on detachment to Op Crown in Thailand. Returned to Osnabruck in September 64 and moved to Hameln with 65 CFPS that year. Went to ADEN in April 65 for 2 years and was posted to 408 in July 67 and stayed with them until I was promoted to Cpl in November 70 and carried my  bed across the barracks to 28 Amph workshops. I was with them in Bindon until Feb72 . That was my last posting in BAOR. I left the army in Dec 77 when i was made redundant .

1965 – 29 FIELD SQUADRON RE – Fun on the River Weser – Memories of Tony Smith

(c) Tony Smith

On 9 July 1965, we enjoyed ourselves at the 29 Fld Sqn regatta on the Weser.

1965 EXERCISE „ROUNDABAOUT“ – Memories of Tony Smith

Very rare photos of Exercise Roundabout in 1965!

Many thanks to Tony Smith!

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1965 EXERCISE „RHINE WINE“ – Memories of Tony Smith

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