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FOR All EX MEMBERS OF 5 FIELD SQUADRON RE


 
 
 

 
I decided it was time to have a dedicated site for this Unit in which i served, for but a brief period between December 1961 and July 1962.
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NEW PHOTOS ADDED
FROM ANDY SMITH
2 TROOP 1972-75

ALBUM

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From Jack Hughes
1957-59



It was taken in Dortmund Brakel Flakkazan.
I am seated on the second right. Dave Conlen is sat on the far right.
I don't remember the names of the other two people I'm afraid.
Regards,
Jack Hughes
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(George Ewing) with some of my lads up Mount Kent in 1984 working with the RAF, upgrading their installation along with the troop. My section were responsible for all the concrete work and fitting of the diesel tanks, along with some of the accommodation, spent 4 months up the mountain. 




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Can anyone throw some light on the following
Mk1/2 ferret (00EA85)
It is being restored by one
Matt Mortenson
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Follow up
History of a Ferret
My ferret is a Mk1/2 and it was built in October of 1962. It carries the VRN "00EA85" and was delivered to the 5th field squadron Royal Engineers (BAOR) on 01/63. It then went on to VSD M.Gladbach (BAOR) 06/30/77- 08/01/77. Subsequently it was sent to Old Depot, Antwerp (BAOR) 07/27/78 - 08/31/78.

The next units my ferret served in were artillery. The first was the 7th field regiment Royal Horse Artillery(BAOR) 08/29/80 - 10/06/80. The next (and last?) unit was the 4th field regiment Royal Artillery(BAOR) 03/26/84 - 04/06/85.
And finally S/O M/Gladbach 04/21/93 - 04/23/93.
Would it be correct to assume that 00EA85 served with the 5th from 01/63 to 06/30/77? That's a long time!
Regards,
Matt Mortenson
Hank says thanks to Matt for this history and
It would be great to find the drivers of this vehicle so put your brains
into gear and come up with something

May 2015


Hank,
Just seen your web site and the request about the history of Ferret 00EA85.
I can confirm that this was one of two ferrets that serving in 1Trp 5 Fd Sqn at Corruna Barracks Iserlohn in 1973 through to about 1976 when we converted to Spartans for recce vehicles. I had the pleasure of driving her for a few years.
Hope that helps.
Staff Sergeant Retired Kevin Street

September 2017
00EA85. Could this be the same Ferret that; as a young vehicle mechanic I had a number of my engineer colleagues pushing up and down the hill at Hameln (post my repairing it) in an attempt to bump start it, only to find the rotor arm in my pocket!! I think it could have been. Regards,
Graham Scott






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12 comments:

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  2. the ferret 00ea85 was used in 2 troop. each troop had 2 ferrets one used by troop sarg and the other was to be used by th troop oficer, but they op for the landrover 04cc25 was the other ferret in 2troop

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    1. Hi I am researching 04CC25 (potential purchase) have you any pictures of it.

      She is now painted in Berlin Camo and rather smart

      Adrian Thompson a@a-thompson-aca.demon.co.uk

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  3. Hi Hank,
    I served in 5 Sqn between 74 and 79. I was in 2 Troop and drove the Ferret Scout Car for Sgt. Jim Prescott but I cant remember the VRN. I dont have a photograph of the Ferret in Iserlohn but I do have one of Jim and me in Canada with a Ferret.
    Regards,
    Sean Flanagan
    Seanflanagan1@btinternet.com

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    1. As the Ferret is a Mk1/2 (Liaison Ferrets) it would probably be the Troop Commander's Ferret as the Troop reece Sgt's had Mk 2 (gun Ferrets).

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  4. Hi, great to find this site. I served with 5 Sqn from December 1975 to April 1979. My name is Dicky Parker. I was a spr/lcpl in the sqn and good mates with Steve (Brad) Bradley and Brian Seavers. Darky Derek was our staffy and I remember SSM Hook and John Bond as the RSM. I had a great time out there and did two tours of Canada and an Infantry tour of NI at the knicker factory in Lurgan. My email is: northernlad59@talktalk.net

    I also remember zum bombe (tasso's bar), the rocket bar (Eric's bar) well and there was another one out of Corruna Kaserne and to the left over the bridge and into town (just can't remember the name) which was all regretted when we did a run up spew hill!!! great times.

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    1. Hi Dicky I was with 5 Sqn from 1978 to 1981 was also at Lurgan I was in 2 troop a lance corporal at the time Harry Nixon was my corporal my name is George Ewing

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  5. Hi,have found numerous photos of 3troop of 5fld.sq. 1959-1961 in Germany.
    anyone out there who can help identify them. Here are some names that might
    ring a bell.BRASS,TEASDALE,ALLSOP,YOUNG,OLIVER,CHADWICK,DALEY,NICHOL BYRNE.
    bigJOHN REED,CAREY he was demobbed in summer 59.Sgt polly perkins,WEBSTER
    HUGHES,JACKSON, BURGIN,BROPHY,MORROW,KIPTOM.There are many more but i
    cannot ID Them.I was sports storeman at Isherlon summer59 .My room was up in
    tha attic next to the games room and the cooks rooms.
    my nickname ROBBO.

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  6. Looking at the bottom photo, that was me (George Ewing) with some of my lads up Mount Kent in 1984 working with the RAF, upgrading their installation along with the troop. My section were responsible for all the concrete work and fitting of the diesel tanks, along with some of the accommodation, spent 4 months up the mountain. My e-mail tartanjre@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks George I will add you to roll call mate.

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  7. Hi, I was also a Ferret driver in Ripon and in Iserlohn, in Germany. Was in Long Kesh in 1971. Harrier support in England, Germany and Norway. Search Team at Castle Dillion. Dhofar Tour with 2 troop 48 Field Sqn. in 1974. Iserlohn, Germany 1975 - 1978. Have lots of slides/photos. Regards, Sid Pass

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  8. John Kendall
    1964 - 1972
    5 Sqdr

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