26 years ago, more by chance than deliberate design, Graham Jolly
and Yvonne Dunbar, ex-wife of Alan Dunbar, got back in touch. She
had a few names and addresses and so a contact group was formed
and it has, over the following years, expanded until now it has
an address list of over 300.
main driving force behind the original contact list was Graham Jolly
who, with the help of John Davis, decided to put a website together.
The result is the success we have today.
held the central records and assembled a formidable scrapbook of
photographs and other memorabilia which he has, due to ill health,
handed over to Jim Clinker.
all remember, with a certain nostalgia, those halcyon days centred
around Calcutta Camp, Meiktila and Princess Mary Barracks in Singapore.
the reasons - it might have been Tiger Beer, the NAAFI bar, the
swimming pool or beach parties, Zam Zam's curry, Abdul's beef stew,
Bugis Street, Change Alley or a combination of all these and many
others, we do not know.
is a fact is that this Squadron gave its members some of their fondest
memories of their Army careers - both long and short. What is also
beyond doubt was the enormous camaraderie that existed at the time,
both on and off duty.
is estimated that, due to the Squadron's comparatively short existence,
only about 1,200 persons in total, both Officers and Other Ranks,
can claim the rare privilege of being a member of the original 249