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1959-1968

SCLI Memoir by - Dick Wignall- SCLI

Joined national service 1956 SLI at Taunton.Moved to1st Bn at Plymouth early 1957.
Bn moved to Warminster as Demo Bn.I signed to regulars on three yr option.
I joined MMG pl ,under Sgt Dennis Pinkney, and Lt John Hemsley. We moved to Knook Camp where I gained L/cpl and then Cpl. I moved to Support Weapons Wing at Netheravon and stayed there untill amalgamation with DCLI in Osnabruck
MMG Pl was disbanded and I joined A/tnk Pl in support Co.When Bn left Osnabruck I joined Depot at Bodmin for a short while before going to HQ Southern Command at Wilton Salisbury to run the Medical Centre for two years.
I rejoined Bn in Berlin 1964 and back to the Medical Centre for a short time. I joined Reg Police under Sgt Geof Edwards who was Pro Sgt and was made Pro/Cpl before moving to Gravesend. I left police and joined Cpl Bill Baily at Taunton as a Regimental Recruiter where I was promoted to Sgt. I rejoined Bn at Gravesend and went to 5pln C.Coy. Left in 1968 to start Recruiting Sgt at St Blazey in Cornwall and left the Army in 1970.

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Corporal Mess Berlin 1964 - L to R - Gordon Davey with Mo- Dick Wignall with Val can you name the others

 

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Cpls Mess Berlin, 64/5
Dick Wignall & Pete Slade
Osnabruck Town Centre 1960
A/tnk Pl Osnabuck 1959/60
Hat night Cpls mess Osnabruck 1959/60
Band/Bugles Osnabruck Station

 

 

 

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