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Col Dick Strawbridge. Anyone serve with him?

#4
Having watched a couple of those "its not easy being green" programmes I always wondered where he got his money from.

He comes across as a genial nutty professor type to me.

I seem to remember he likes a beer as well.
 
#5
He was adjutant when I was a young sprog-seemed ok, always said good morning which was more than most of RHQ in that location did. Seems very good at what he does now.
 
#6
He was my Troop OC when I joined Harrogate at the age of 17, Some years later i was going through my dads attic and found a letter from him to my parents to let them know how i was getting on.

Whether all OC's did this for the Kids, I don't know but i thought it was a nice touch
 
#13
Maj Dick Strawbridge was my Sqn OC (Penney) at AAC Harrogate in 1989-90ish. From what I remember he was a very fair bloke and certainly inspiring to the young lads under his command. I must add that his 'tache was mahoosive then as well, it was the talking point of the kids there due to most peoples' lack of ability to grow a top-lip-slug. Fondly remembered, especially since I saw him in his crazy alter-ego on Scrapheap Challenge.
Peanut_Head

Jimmys_Mate - I probably know you? Check PMs mate.

PS Happy New Year all, especially Dick if you read this! :D
 
#14
Was my Sqn OC 89/90 area also (so I may well also prob know Jimmy and P-H).

Top bloke and definately one of the better OC that I recall through my time. As stated, tash was a significant talking point amongst the troops.
 
#16
I met him three-ish years ago when he was a contractor assisting with Bowmanisation of a CR2 Regt. Top bloke, very down to earth, and not afraid of getting his hands dirty. Not at all rank conscious either, which was nice.
 

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#17
Where did "It's not easy being green!" actually originate from? If they copied off WoW (Orc Joke - you have to be there) not that impressive but if WoW (9 million players) copied it from the good Colonel then the man is a LEGEND!!
 

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