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1959-1968

 

Geoff Edwards 23rd Nov 1941 - 8th Aug 1992

In remembrance of

Geoffrey Edwards - RIP.

Geoff Edwards - Served in the DCLI & SCLI with postings at Bodmin, Osnabruck, Gibraltar and Berlin. He was in C Coy in Osnabruck and MT for most of his other service, he is most remembered as Major Tom Meredith's driver.

He had two elder brothers Russel and Brian who also served in the DCLI a few years before. On meeting his future wife Norma he chose to leave the army and went on to have seven children together and moved about the UK quite a bit, one time working as a driver at RAF Colerne. He often spoke of his army days and particularly enjoyed Gibraltar as he recalled driving up to the Apes with water supplies.

However sadly after 29 years of marriage Geoff died in a tragic accident in August 1992, Norma has since remarried but on seeing the SCLI website she has sent these pictures as a tribute to Geoff.

Gallery

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This was taken at the Seville Palace during the filming of Lawrence of Arabia but who are the guys. L to R, Dave Pruett , Gordon West, Dave Williams, maybe then Hedges, and the man on far right I know came from Bath. Tony Hood says its John Howe, and with the exception of Dave Pruett they were all Signals Pl.

 

Osnabruck - Our company ready to move out back to camp.
Chatting to Border Guards
Border passed June 2 1960, Geoff, Brian, Tony, Cpl Beard

 

Rolls Royce used in filming of Lawrence of Arabia
Osnabruck

 

Geoff, Colin, Henry, on a tank at 12INF. workshops 13th March 1961
Geoff and his Land Rover
Geoff
Geoff getting into his 3tonner Osnabruck
West Germans guarding the end of the border with 2 SCLI NCO's
Gordon (who was from Oxford) - March 4th 1960
Geoff, Colin, Henry, Front of MT Office 13/3/61 Osnabruck
Front of Palace, Seville
Extras at the ready for the days filming
Brian Edwards
Geoff on the left with ?
Geoff in C Coy Osnabruck Jan 2nd 1961

Copyright: Norma Cooke


 

 

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