Isnt Dinger Bell, Smudge Smith, Taff Jones, Chalkie White and Tiny (7ft bloke) still there
Seriously though i was on Activation and Medman 1 with the SDG in 2001 and what a bloody good bunch of lads and excellent p*ss ups in Calgary and Med Hat. I had the only Green 434 with the only penthouse allowed in BATUS.
It was a few years earlier. A couple of them were waiting outside 'Dels' Taxis, which was at that time a shed at the side of the Sin Bin then (must have changed by now), when p*ssed up, they tried to strike up a conversation with a bloke who was sat on a bench, who appeared to be ignoring them.
Sin Bin has closed down, but the shed is still there! Strangely, whilst we were waiting for a cab there, one of the guys decided to wander into this strange motel lobby type thing at 4am in the morning, and there was a guy 'asleep' on a chair who couldn't be woken up no matter how much we shouted. Granted, he probably was actually asleep, but the creepy lobby area that was totally deserted except for this one asleep man was weird. Oh, and a kid on a BMX tried to sell us drugs in the alleyway.
Was speaking to a guy on sunday who happened to have two brothers that served in the regiment (gogsy and Ally).he had been over to the regiment a few times, so he got to know all the Aberdonians. the name that had us laughing till there were tears in our eyes was " rattles", especially when he went AWOL and was found later in his MFO box. Alas rattles is now in that brothel in the sky.
Fat Wull was one of my pals , now he was a character. there was also a guy called HESH coz he had a squashed heed.
Big Ned, Hank the Yank, burnt Jim, Stu McLump (triple nipple), Trotters, radar, sewn in crease and the count.