I was part of that intake, it was the 1st all AAC intake, remember the drill instructor, remember Sgt Stobbard and his catch phrase " Do I say or do I not"! Is Big Bird out there? Dave Bentley is on Linkedin, Taff Chambers, Seb Coe and many other.. who was the guy who we called "Mickey Mouse" after he emptied an smg through an open doorway.. Ive still got the passout video and intake picture.. Ahh yes, remember Terry Alford, he was a good guy......
I was also 85/09 intake and have some great memories of the intake and the fantastic times I had in Army Air Corps. I will take to my grave the memory of Duncan Short shouting the password of Mickey Mouse and him getting the correct response of Donald Duck, then emptying the Smg mag into the room.
Taff my old friend, how very good to see you, hows things? The last time I saw you, Im sure you spent what seemed like months sailing in Keil or somewhere, had yourself a german girlfriend... How and what have you been doing?
Excellent news to hear you are well and still upright and breathing, sorry to hear about your divorce.. Ive managed to do it twice for gods sake, 2 daughters out of it thouigh so thats not too bad.. Do you keep in touch with any of the guys? Remember Gav Williams, What happened to Short? Sean Floan? Paul Straw, Dave Bentley is on Linkedin, doing very very well for himself, living the dream.. What are you doing workwise these days?
Taff mate, how are you, still in Derbyshire? Whats new? Came across this link which might make you smile Hobart Barracks
Wondering if anyone has any old photos of those days or indeed the pass out parade video? Regards, Chris Cochran