Update: 20 June 2006

1 RTR Open Day 10th June 2006
& 2008

Here are my images that I took on the open day.  There were loads and loads of images taken, just waiting now for them to be sent on. My thanks to the CO, Captain Daz Logan, RSM Iain Thompson, Mike O'Connor, "Bill" Haley, Greeno, Jaggsie and all the lads we met today. It was a memorable day. I spotted Brig Maxwell (retd) in the Command Bunker and Paul & I introduced ourselves. His memory is quite good still.  He was Paul's first CO and my second, after (then) Lt Col Beardsworth.  Thanks to the lad who showed around us RHQ, Rigby I think was his name. Met up with Al Hodges, Tommy Cormack, Marti Lawson, Rat Reed, Fergie, Gary Hatfield (and his son Cpl Craig Hatfield), Jurgen Dyer, Harry Robinson, Gary Herbert, Dave Lewis, Paul Ramsay, Gilby, Barry Hoare and a couple of others whose names have slipped my mind just now. Anyway - enjoy! Here is the link to the Challenger 2 video I took.


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1. The RAF brought this in especially for Eric but he failed to arrive (2) Scimitar (3) Challenger 2 (4) Ammo Stall! (6 7 & 8) Challenger 2

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Removed as requested by MoD Andover
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(9) Challenger 2 (10) Jurgen, Alan & Marti (11) Hodges: I gotta get me one of these! (13) Jurgen Dyer, Gary Hatfield and Marti Lawson (14) Challenger 2 (15) General view from top of Challenger and (16) Challenger makes smoke.


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(17) Mike O'Connor from my home town, Moreton Wirral. (18) Preston's the name, Aussie Army's the Game! Wait till you see the images of me, a few said I looked like an Aussie. (19 & 20)   (21) Pinzgauer 4x4 (21a) Description Board (22) Rapier AD system (23) AA Gun (24) General view of the RTR section, being a Station Open Day the RAF claimed a fair sized chunk of the displays.
 
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(25 - 31) Avro Lancaster bomber of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (32) Watching England v Paraguay, World Cup

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(33) You can see from facial expressions that England were not playing well. That lady is daring her other half to stay till the end.  (34) This Ghanian is a drummer with the Pipes & Drums and yes, Paul did ask him what was under the kilt!  Answer was declined. (35) Most of the motley crew, Paul in his MUFC Top, er - England Top! (36) WO's & Sgts Mess Tidworth - Alan Rogers front row second left - where are you? (37) Jaggsie & Rat Reed (38) Jurgen, Barry & Paul (39) Hatfield Junior and Senior (40) Korea Bell

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Next 20 Shots From Jimmy "Rat" Reed
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(41) Paul in the Holy of Holies seat, RSM's Office. (42) Standard (43) Used to be Asst Adjt, maybe, but Career Opportunities are in opposite office  on (44) (45) RSM Listings up to Paddy. (46) Paul with Brig Maxwell. (47) Judith, Pauls partner and Carole Lewis

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(48) Capt Coutzee (?) & Cartney (49) Alan hodges, Mike Kemble behind (51) Griff, Jaggsie & Greeno (51) Rat on Scim (52) Sgt Rob Silverton & Rat (53) Rat, Alan Griff and Marti
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(56 & 57) Chall 2 (58) Gilby, Marti Harry R and SSgt Hamer (59) Gary Hatfield, Barry & Mrs Hoare (60) Mike "G'day Bruce" Kemble (61) Chall 2 makes smoke
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(64) Barry & Mrs Hoare with Paul (65) Marti, Daz Logan, Rat, Paul & Mike (66) Noo laddie, the tower of Pisa leans THIS way. Marti, Daz & Mike (67) Carole Lewis, Mrs Hoare, ????, Marti, Barry, Rat to rear and Paul (68) Rambo find a tank! (69 - 71) Group Images outside the Building where we watched England v Paraguay.


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2008

Images from Dave Henley


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(72) Near enough the full crew who went.

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