On the RAOC forum we were reminiscing over well known characters who served with our corps especially during National Service times. I seem to think that the RLC can proudly claim Kriss Akabussi and Dame Kelly Holmes amongst their ranks., but who are the others. The RAOC had the following: Boxers Henry Cooper and his twin brother Jim(George) Playing for N0. 2 Training Battalion in 1950 was Alan Batsford who played for Arsenal and went on to become manager of Wimbledon and took them into the Football League from non-league football. Geoff Strong who went on to play football for Arsenal and Liverpool. Jimmy Lloyd the Olympic bronze medalist boxer was down at 1 Trg Bn. (about 60/61) Duncan Edwards & Bobby Charlton of Man Utd fame both served in the Corps during National Service in the RAOC 1955-1957 and were stationed at CAD Nesscliffe near Shrewsbury. Both were allowed weekends & leave to play for Manchester United when needed. In 1957 in j company 17 btn. at Bicester, the platoon Cpl. was Geoff Sidebottom, who played for Wolves at that time then got a transfer to Aston Villa. Nicky Gargano Olympic Silver medal 1960 at Welterweight (should have been Gold, he was robbed) I think he was stationed at Chilwell. Colin Milburn the England Cricketer was at 15 ABOD Emblem sometime in the late 1960s. Mike Merino, a well-known tv wrestler Nicky Gargano was at Chilwell in 1954 and came back from the Commonwealth/Empire games in Canada with a boxing gold medal. Peter Jackson, Coventry and England rugby player served his NS at Blackdown. But what celebrities did the other founding corps have amongst their ranks?