Famous ex members

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by minesalager, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. The great Arthur Lowe was a former soldier of D (DLOY) SQN RMLY


    This got me thinking has anyone else got any famous people that used to serve in their regiments surely nobody can top capt Mannering as a previous squaddie. Give it your best shot but they have to be pretty impressive to out do capt Mainwaring.

    ps I always wondered where our trainers got there tactics lessons from!
  2. Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Ken Barlow, Desmond Llewellyn ...............
  3. Bear Grylls, David Davies
  4. Who?
  5. Capt Noel Chavasse, VC & Bar, MC. RAMC

    edited to add Corps (thanks Bambi) and MC
  6. Ahhh - RAMC. Very credible.
  7. Is this a sneaky way to find out who everyone is with?
  8. Geoffrey Woolley VC

    First TA VC of WW1 IIRC?
  9. Ken Barlow?
    I knew his "Uncle" Albert went over the top with the Manchester Regiment as did Nora Batty's husband Joe from Last of the Summer Wine; but Ken Barlow just reminds me of one of those winging nigs that thinks a regimental bath is some kind of torture!
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  10. No not at all, you obviously now know which unit I'm with, don't post anything if you want to remain annon.
  11. Richard Holmes was CO of 2 Wessex "back in the day"
  12. Billy connelly joined the (TA) parachute regiment... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: