SERVICE in the SUEZ CANAL ZONE of EGYPT until 1956

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Where are you now Mate, Pal, Friend, Chum, Mucker, Oppo?

There are other websites where you can search for lost service pals, but as many of these are open to all ex and present service personnel,
no matter where or when they served, I have found them large, usually difficult to navigate and time consuming.
To make an entry on those websites one usually has to register, pay for the privilege, and remember another password.


This one is free, and is strictly limited to those who served in the Suez Canal Zone as a member of the British Armed Forces,
a Forces Family Dependant, or as a civilian working with the British Forces, and are looking for someone who was also in the Zone.


E-mail addresses entered on this page do not show the @ sign, they are replaced with brackets [ ].
This should help to prevent your address being picked up by those programs which search the Internet for addresses to send spam to.

    Good luck with your search.  Charlie Delta.   October 2004.

Please read this example of what details are required.
Name
Joe Bloggs.   (If that is your name)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

e.g. Moascar, Fanara, -  20 Coy, Royal Sand Kickers Regiment.
19**  to  19**

(Or where or whatever, but please don't just put  'Egypt',  'The Canal Zone',  'British Army'  or  'R.A.F.'

Present Location
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plus the country in which you are now living if not in the UK.

Email Address
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Looking for
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Message
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Date posted on site
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Number of entries = 232

Name Brian Simpkins
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates
REME  LAD.  Att 86 Coy RASC, Ferry Point, Ismailia (LAD Carpenter) 
1955 - 1956
Then to Cyprus 65 Coy RASC, Famagusta until January 1957, then home on the  'Dilwara'.
Present Location Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Email Address roy.lunnon[]btinternet.com
Looking for Anyone who remembers me.
Message
Date posted on site 25 March 2010.


Name Bill Gill   (4021684 SAC)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates
RAF Fayid and Kabrit
1949 - 1951 .
Present Location Thornbury, Bristol.
Email Address stewartandjean[]talktalk.net
Looking for Anyone who remembers me, in particular, Ken Barker who was a great mate!
Message I was an Eng Mech with 39 Squadron.
Date posted on site 25 March 2010.


Name
Cecil Vic Goodhead
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

3 GHQ Signals
1948 - 1950
Present Location
Mickleover, Derby
Email Address
victorgoodhead[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Any Despatch Rider in SDS Troup, Capt. Charles Walton our leader or anyone in the Blue Aces Speedway team who knew me.
Message
As a member of the Blue Aces Speedway team I raced against many teams in the Canal Zone at that time.
Can you remember the race days at Fayid Stadium?  Do you remember on the opening day when the Blue Aces raced the Tech Dons and the program winner who won a Triumph Motorbike?

 

Date posted on site
25 March 2010.



Name
Alfred ( Alf ) Boot
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

109 MU, Abyad   Transit Flight at Fayid and Abu Sueir.
1954 - 1956.
Present Location
Mansfield, Nottinghshire
Email Address
a.w.boot[]hotmail.co.uk
Looking for
Would like to speak to anyone who may remember me.
Message
I was a J/T Airframe fitter and was detached to Kasfareet.
Also Habbaniya (Iraq), Khartoum (Sudan), and Nicosia (Cyprus)
Date posted on site
25 March 2010.


Name
Edward Richard Jones.   (Sergeant)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RASC.  Moascar, 1946 - 1947.  El Quasasin, 1947 - 1948.  HQ BTE Canal Central Zone

Present Location
---
Email Address
hartlelisa[]hotmail.com  (Grandaughter's e-mail.)
Looking for
Anyone who remembers my Grandad or was at those camps at that time.
Message
He would love to hear from anyone.
Date posted on site
25 March 2010.


Name
Mostyn Kushner.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Air Force. 128 MU.  RAF Abu Sultan.
1953 - 1955    (I was a storeman.)
Present Location
London - after living in St Helens
Email Address
mkrk1[]talktalk.net
Looking for
My tent mates, Douglas McDonald from Edinburgh, and Ray Weightman from Newcastle.
Message
I have looked through various lists but found no trace. Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
15 March 2010


Name
Ken Sutton
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Milado Camp, 30 Company MT. R.A.S.C.
1951 - 1953
Present Location
Essex
Email Address
sylviabarnes1[]o2.co.uk
Looking for
Henry Rubery from Ross-on-Wye
Message
I am looking for Henry or anyone who remembers him in 30 Company.  If anyone remembers me or Alf Pappworth from the same company, please e-mail me at the above e-mail address.
Would love to hear from you.
Date posted on site
15 March 2010


Name
John Davies.  L/Cpl
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

39 Coy (HYGT), Fanara.
1953 to 1955.
T/Cpl. 2 Bulk Supply Depot (Civil Affairs), RASC, Port Said (Suez Crisis). 1956  
Present Location
---
Email Address
jadavies35[]gmail.com
Looking for
Anyone out there who remembers me.
Message
Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
14 February 2010


Name
Gerry Harvey
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Air Force.
Moascar North Water Filtration Plant. July 1953 to May 1954
Present Location
Oxfordshire
Email Address
gerald.harvey1[]homecall.co.uk
Looking for
Names I remember. Dave Saward, from Kent, Cpl. Newsom from Manchester? and Taffy Grifiths.
Message
I worked with the Royal Engineers and other R.A.F.guys on this Plant. Very sadly, another nice man Cpl. Graves was killed in Fayid on the day that he was due to return home to Manchester.
Date posted on site
14 February 2010


Name
William Foster.  Deceased
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Artillery. 22833484
MELF - Egypt between 1954 and 1956 and Tripoli 1956
Present Location

Email Address
gary[]darlo68.fsnet.co.uk  (Son  Gary.)
Looking for
Anyone who knew William.
Message
My father William Foster passed away last Saturday 06/02/2010 aged 81 years and I was looking through his photo album (the same one that on your home page)  Would it be possible to post his details just encase anyone knew him, it would be great to hear of anyone who did.
Date posted on site
14 February 2010


Name
Jim Jeans (or Jimmy or James)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

4 Coy RASC (GT) - Gebel Maryam
1952 - 1955
Present Location
Australia. (Aged 79 on 11 March 2010)
Email Address
uglich[]iprimus.com.au
Looking for
Looking for any officers from 4 Coy RASC during those years, such as:  Jack Frost, Eric Bell, David Pope,
Ted Love, Geoff Shorrock, Alan Dacombe,
and any others

Message
I have traced one subaltern, David Watts, who also lives here in Oz.
Date posted on site
14 February 2010


Name
Reg Porter.  SAC
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Fayid.  
November 1950 to May 1953.  
Attached to Aqaba March 1951 to September 1951
Present Location
Melbourne, Australia
Email Address
spo12813[]bigpond.net.au
Looking for
Any of the mates who worked with me in the servicing section, aircraft refueling and in the Aqaba attachment.
I can remember only a "Nobby Clark", - A bod called "Salubrious" -  "Taffy" and Cpl. Pedder.    
Message
Would be delighted to hear from any one from that era.  
Date posted on site
14 February 2010


Name
Eric Scotson
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

The Royal Signals (2ASSU ) Stationed At R.A.F. Camp Fayid
1950 to 1953
Present Location
67 Wardour Street, Atherton, Manchester. M46 0AR
Email Address
escotson[]hotmail.co.uk
Looking for
Cpl Jack Rothery,  Dave Dawson and Syd Parry  or anyone from  2ASSU.
Message
You can e-mail, write or phone me.  01942 793583.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
04 January 2010


Name
Ernest Taylor
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

1st Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment at El Ballah, Akaba, Moascar Garrison, North Camp Ismailia.
1948-1952
Present Location
1 Hinman Walk, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6RU
Email Address
johnieray09[]aol.com
Looking for
Anyone who served in the Lincolnshire Regiment.
Message
Please e-mail or write to me.
Date posted on site
17 December 2009


Name
Jack Stokes  (Deceased)  SAC acting Cpl.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Ismailia and Port Said
 ? - 1952
Present Location
---
Email Address
david.stokes65@yahoo.com
Looking for
Any of his colleagues who remembers him.
Message
Sadly my father died on 27th October 2009, but I would like anyone who remembers him to contact me.
Thank you.  David Stokes. (Son)
Date posted on site
17 December 2009


Name
Herschell Thompson.   S.A.C.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Stations - Kabrit, Ismailia and Abu Sueir.  Clerk in Finacial Accounts.
1953 - 1955
Present Location
Adelaide, South Australia and happily retired .
Email Address
herschelltho[]bigpond.com
Looking for
I would be delighted to hear from anybody who served in the Canal Zone, - particularly anybody who
remembers me.

Message
I was well known - being a fitness fanatic - doing cross country running competing against other R.A.F. Stations. The people I recall  in the pay office at Kabrit were a Flt.Lt Cobbald, who was the accountant officer, a  Flt.Sgt. Foote,  the senior N.C.O. and of course other ranks in the office too - namely: Brian Carrol ( Chartered Accountant from Salford,  Lancashire ) Laurie Kirwin, Jimmy Whitehead ( from the Newcastle area ) Brian Selway, Alex Baillie and a few others.
Date posted on site
17 December 2009


Name
Flight Lt. Timothy Oliver O’Carroll  (Deceased)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Transport Command. 511 Squadron, RAF Shallufa.
Late 1946
Present Location
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Email Address
proc[]wowway.com
Looking for
RAF Personnel who served with my late father.
Message
Have attempted over many years and through many websites to find anyone who either served with, or knew my late father, or families of those comrades who knew my father, who may have memories, photos etc to share, even though many of his comrades have probably past on through the passage of time.
On his return to the UK on November 20th of 1946, his aircraft went down near Suez soon after take-off and all 6 x crewmen were killed in the accident and laid to rest in Armed Forces Cemetery in Cairo . 
Aged 26 years at the time of his death.
Date posted on site
07 December 2009


Name
Arthur O Hara
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Gebel Maryam.  Driver. R.A.S.C.  Attached to No 1 Hygene Wing, R.A.M.C.  
1953 - 1955
Present Location
East Lothian, Scotland
Email Address
asharrow[]btiternet.com
Looking for
Any RASC or RAMC old timers who are still left from those warm and dusty days.
Message
We moved to Cyprus in 1955
Date posted on site
07 December 2009


Name
WO2 Harold Gregson.  (Deceased)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

1st Battalion East Lancs Regt from 1932 - 1949.  He then transferred to the RAOC and was posted 5 BOD from 1951 -1952. Following this he transferred to 10 BOD at Geneifa.  I believe he was in "TS" company.
Present Location
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Email Address
mike.gregs[]googlemail.com   (Grandson's e-mail)
Looking for
I would love to make contact with someone who served with or knew him.
Message
His family were also out there; my father Kenneth, aunt Marjorie and Grandmother Phoebe.
My Grandfather died in 1969 whilst working in the Isle of Man on the Summerland project. I never knew him but I would like someone to help me find out about his life.
Thank you. Mike.
Date posted on site
15 November 2009


Name
John (Preggo) Preston.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Shandur. RAOC stores section att/d 19th armoured workshops.
1953 - 1954
Present Location
Loughborough. Leicestershire
Email Address
preston447[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Any of my old friends who were there with me. eg. Johnny Phillips, Len Oates, Jim Atkins, Ken Eaton etc.
Message
Please get in touch with me.  Thank you for your time.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
15 November 2009


Name
Valentine Dougherty
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Deversoir 1946.  Wadi Ysara 1946 and R.A.F. Abu Sueir 1947 - 1948
Present Location
Sydney, Australia.
Email Address
doughdv[]bigpond.net.au
Looking for
Anyone who served in the MT Sections at those bases during those periods.
Message
I have just found your website and scrolled through the list but most seem to be after my time. Some names I remember, Derek Cherry from Lichfield, Ernie Rampling from London, Ted East from Ely, Barney Parker from Wells. I enjoyed looking at the photos, brought back some memories.
Keep up the good work, there are not to many of us left now. Best Regards.
Date posted on site
22 October 2009


Name
Bob 'Jock' Ramsay
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Shallufa. Signals Section.
1948   -   1949
Present Location
North Hollywood, California, USA
Email Address
netherlee[]earthlink.net
Looking for
I would be happy to speak with anyone who served there during that time
Message
I am in contact with Albert Phillipson (Phil) who worked there in the telephone exchange.
Best Regards to all.  Bob.
Date posted on site
22 October 2009


Name
Christopher Cross
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

213 Squadron, R.A.F. Deversoir.
1952 - 1954
Present Location
Cambridgeshire
Email Address
Janet.cross01[]hotmail.com   (Daughter's e-mail address.)
Looking for
Especially - Chris Hazelwood,  Brain Hemsley,  Bill Walker,  Lamberton,  Tich Moorhouse
and any of the cooks in the cookhouse.

Message
I would also like to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Date posted on site
18 October 2009


Name
Archie (Iain) Cameron
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Civilian Radio Engineer
Radio Workshop. R.E.M.E. Station Workshops, Fayid
Present Location
La Gilardie, France
Email Address
Alochiel[]aol.com
Looking for
Anyone who was attached to the Workshops with Q.M.S. Seeney between 1952 and 1955
Message
It would be great to catch up with you guys after 54 years, time passes quickly.  Can't believe it was 53 years ago since I left that dusty place, it would be good to see how many of us have survived the years.
Date posted on site
18 October 2009


Name
Joe Fisher
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.S.C. Omdurman Fuel Refinery, Fanara.
February 1954    -    May 1955
Present Location
Benson, North Carolina, USA.
Email Address
jfisher95[]nc.rr.com
Looking for
Lew Yaffa
Message
You bet me 10 shillings that Newcastle United would beat Manchester City in the FA Cup Final.  I have not forgotten all about it.
Date posted on site
18 October 2009


Name
Raymond 'Ray' Willis.  T/22847200 [Dvr - L/cpl]
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Fayid and Port Said.  R.A.S.C.
 1953 - 1956
Present Location
Deceased Since 1988
Email Address
prwillis[]lineone.net
Looking for
I would love to hear from anyone who remembers him.
Message
Researching my father past - recently received his GSM and Army records.
Date posted on site
22 September 2009


Name
Gerry Durham
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Command Ordinance Depot.  R.A.O.C.  Geneifa.
April 1948 – November 1949
Present Location
Liverpool
Email Address
dugssy[]hotmail.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who may have served in Egypt with my Dad - Gerry
Message
Gerry, my Dad, is 80 on 6th of October 2009 and we are having a celebration for him in Liverpool and would be delighted if anyone who served with him, could get in touch so I could officially invite them to come and join in the celebrations.
Some background that may help: He was born in the Speke area of Liverpool in 1929; 5ft 10 with very dark wavy hair. Was very sporty especially football and boxing. He began his training with the Kings Liverpool Regiment in early 1947 at Harrington Barracks, Freshfield near Formby. He was then sent down to Portsmouth and also spent time at Thatcham near Reading . He was then sent out to Egypt in April 1948 and was sent back in November 1949. I believe he was part of ‘Z’ Force on his return.
His rank was Sergeant.
Please does anyone know my Dad?
Thank you,  Paul Durham.
Date posted on site
22 September 2009


Name
Signalman  Walter John West  (L/C on discharge)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

1st Infantry Division, Signals.  Fayid.
1952 - 1953
Present Location
Currently in Ryde, Isle of Wight
Email Address
walter_west1[]hotmail.com   or   duewest270[]yahoo.com  (Son)
Looking for
Would like to catch up with any old timers.
Message
I am placing this for my Dad, “Wally” – (Son Gareth in Australia.)
Date posted on site
06 September 2009


Name
Frank Moran
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Fayid.  Operations Section
1947-1948
Present Location
Adderbury
Email Address
frankpm[]hotmail.co.uk
Looking for
Ken Sinclair
Message
Ken served with me in the Operations Section. I would be grateful for any help in tracking him or his relatives down.
Date posted on site
30 August 2009


Name
Mervyn Tew
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Deversoir
1953 - 1954
Present Location
Boroughbridge, Yorks
Email Address
merv_tew[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me
Message
I would love to hear from you. I worked as a Gas Turbine Mec with the ASF and was a member of the Sailing Club.
Date posted on site
30 August 2009


Name
Russell (Rusty) White
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.M.C.  Moascar and Fayid and worked B.M.H. Fayid
Present Location
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Email Address
russjwhite[]tiscarli.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who remember's me
Message

Date posted on site
30 August 2009


Name
Cfn John (Spike) Hatch
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.E.M.E. Station Workshops, Fayid. MT dept.
 
Present Location
Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada.
Email Address
j.hatch[]sympatico.ca
Looking for
Bob Gaunt from Leeds, or Ian Saunders, from Bromley Kent, or anyone might remember me
 who was there at the same time?  (Remember Sgt Major Musgrove)?

Message
Please get in touch.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
30 August 2009

Contact made!

24 January 2010.
Hi Charlie,  just to let you know that  Bert Fairclough and I are in firm contact at last and we are talking up a storm with photos and phone calls, but we have a lot of catching up to do yet. Thanks to you and your website for making it all possible.  Thanks again,!  Best wishes.



Name
'Mutt' Wheeler
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

187 Bty. 71st H.A.A.R.A.  Normandy Camp.
1948 - 1949
Present Location
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Email Address
GWhe870789[]aol.com
Looking for
Anyone out there who remembers me, or any of the speedway team.
Message
I was a driver mechanic and did meet up with 5 `Oppos` in 1983.
Just had a look at my soldiers release book dated 29 Sept.1949.
Col. Villiers was C.O. Fayid, MEL.F 15 
Date posted on site
18 August 2009


Name
Bob Wood
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

284 Field Security Section.  Jan 1951 to May 1952 .
Port Tewfik, Fayid, Moascar and Ismailia  

Present Location
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Email Address
bobwood[]hillhollow.demon.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me or served with 284 Field Security Section.
Message
Transferred from Royal Artillery after nearly 5 years to the Intelligence Corps.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
15 August 2009


Name
Bernard Arnold.  L/Cpl
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

3rd Bn. Coldstream Guards
Tel el Kebir 1952 - 1953
Present Location
Littleover, Derby
Email Address
ba.arnold[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Ex members HQ coy;  John Last, Sid Hatch, Swillbin Cain and Smoo Walker.
I am attending Reunion Derby 12th September 2009. May see you there?

Message
I would like to hear from you.
Date posted on site
15 August 2009


Name
Gerard Francis McDonough
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Ismailia. 222 (Natal) Squadron RAF.
                    Seconded to Airfield Construction and Armed escort duty.
1950 to 1952
Present Location
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Email Address
brodl3jbt[]hotmail.com
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me who might be still around.
Message
Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
15 August 2009


Name
Walter Fowler
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.O.C. 1st Infantry Ordnance Field Park, Geneifa.
1952 to 1953
Present Location
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Email Address
walter2628fowler[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Anyone out there that knows me.
Message
Please get in touch with me.
Date posted on site
01 August 2009


Name
Greg Hicken
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Fayid, near to Fanara. 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards
 1953 - 1954
Present Location
West Midlands
Email Address
g.2802[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
Derek Nicholson
Message
Derek originally came from Durham City.  At the end of my service we both were at Pirbright Camp in Surrey in the U.K. Derek stayed on in service being a nine year man.  If anyone can help with information, I would be oblidged.
Date posted on site
01 August 2009


Name
Harry Wood  (Cpl)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

307  L of C Workshops, R.E.M.E.  Moascar Garrison. (Orderly Room Clerk.)
December 1946 until August 1948.

Present Location
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Email Address
harsue[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me.
Message
I have often tried to find some of my comrades with whom I served.  If you place this on the 'Where Now' page it may be seen by someone who remembers me.  
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
28 July 2009.


Name
Harry Barclay
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Moascar, Ismailia and Spinney Wood
1952 - 1954
Present Location
Kilmarnock, Scotland
Email Address
jasandchelle[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
I am just looking for anybody that remembers me, or served there at the same time.
Message
I was a Cpl cook. The e-mail address is my daughter's, please contact her with any details and she will pass it on to me.  Thank you.
Date posted on site
10 July 2009


Name
Jack Leatherbarrow
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. El Firdan
1953 - 1955
Present Location
Near Wigan
Email Address
jackleatherbarrow554[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
I would like to contact any other cooks, or anyone else who was at El Firdan.
Message
I was a cook at RAF El Firdan in No 2 Airmens Mess.
Date posted on site
30 June 2009
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website)


Contact made!

02 July 2009
Hi Charlie, a result already, I had
a cook from El Firdan contact me this morning, he lives in New Zealand now. He was in the Army attached to a small group of Royal Signals at El Firdan, but worked in No1 Airmens Mess, I worked in No2.  He is most welcome to be in our group.
Thank you for running your site.
Yours, Jack Leatherbarrow.
(This must be a record, a reply in just two days. Well done Jack. CD)


Name
Jack Hobson  (SAC Mechanic.)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

51 MT Co. R.A.F. El Hamra. (Tent A10)
September 1953 to February 1956.
Present Location
Near Pontefract, West Yorks.
Email Address
dondomesticsales[]googlemail.com
Looking for
Des Davies from Sheffield and Dan Archer from York. A few other names from the section are George Chalmers from North East, Eric Clothier, ? Brain. Some Corporals names, Clinton, Coulthard and Wiggins.
Message
Must also mention Glen Wortley who was on the Malta aircrash and was selected from the bed next to me in the transit billet. Intend to visit the Cemetery on Malta soon.
Also about El Hamra,does anyone remember the detention cell and gallows and a searchlight tower which are not shown on the El Hamra map.   I would like to hear from anyone so we could fill in the gaps.
Regards to all Suez Vets. Jack.
Date posted on site
30 June 2009


Contact made!

23 September 2009
Dear Charlie.  I am contacting you on behalf of my father Barry Williams and his friend Lowrie..both served at RAF  Kasafareet in 1953 to 1956. They have contacted two people, Gerry Beesley and Jack Hobson via your site, they  served with 51 MT.  Thank you.


13 October 2009
Hi Charlie.  Just a thank you and to say that since I contacted you, John McGill contacted me from Canada to say that he knew Dan Archer, one of the persons I was looking for.  
John is now retired in Canada, he joined the Mounted Police after his Air Force service.
Best regards to all, Jack Hobson, ex 51 MT mechanic.


Name
Flt Lt  Ron (Nobby) Clark (deceased)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

 13 Squadron, RAF Kabrit.
1953 - 1954

Present Location
Surviving daughter based in Berkshire
Email Address
Diana[]added-dimension.co.uk
Looking for
I’d love to hear from anyone who remembers my Dad or worked with him in 13 Squadron at RAF Kabrit.
e.g. John Tritton.   Also anyone who remembers me at school in Kabrit (e.g. Sandra Schofield.)

Message
My name then was Diana Clark and I’d like to know if anyone knew my Dad who was a Flt Lt in the RAF stationed at Kabrit in 1953 to 1954.  My father is now dead but if anyone remembers him it would be good to get some info. 
I remember one friend John Tritton who celebrated his 21st Birthday on the same day as my 8th Birthday in Kabrit. I’d love to have any information that anyone may have in 1953 about my father as he died in South Africa in the 1980s after having left my family when I was 14 years old.
Kind Regards, Diana Booth
Date posted on site
30 June 2009


Name
Laurence Henry Greasley
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

South Lancs Infantry. Shandur.
About April 1954 - March 1955
Present Location

Email Address
wjcandslc[]googlemail.com
Looking for
Anyone who knew Laurence during that time
Message
I thought my dad would be happy if I could find some information on the internet for him relating to the time he spent in Egypt during his National Service.  His home at that time was in a small village called Hurst Green near Clitheroe Lancs.  I hope the small amount of information I have been able to provide may  enable dad to make contact with National Service colleagues that he has lost touch with.
Your's Sincerely.  Susan Crotty.  (Lawrence's daughter )
Date posted on site
21 June 2009


Name
A/B (QR2)  Paul (Reg) Grantham  C/J 926436
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Navy. HMS Barhill, Suez.
 1956. 
Present Location
Croydon
Email Address
maserco[]hotmail.co.uk
Looking for
Any surviving members of Barhill’s Ship’s Company.
Message
Please make contact.
Date posted on site
02 June 2009


Name
Jack Maddox
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

16 Airborne Workshop, 16 Para. El Kirsh.
1952 - 1953

Present Location
Liverpool
Email Address
john.maddox[]wanadoo.fr
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me.  See in the message below.
Message
I was the camp minstrel and played guitar and sang all round the Moascar Garrison and also had a residency on saturday nights at Alex`s bar in Ismailia. Eventually I was joined by others and we provided a complete concert party which led to invites to other units in the Brigade inc. 9 Airborne Squadron, 33 Light Regt.R.A., the Guards Coy and the NAAFI club. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers or encountered us on our journeys around the place.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website)
Date posted on site
24 May 2009


Name
John McCormick.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

1st Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers. Fayid, Moascar and Aqaba
1950 till December 1951.
Present Location
Grange-o-Sands
Email Address
almajohnmc[]googlemail.com
Looking for
Anyone who was at SP coy A/T platoon
Message
Just to chat over old times.
Date posted on site
21 May 2009


Name
Ernie Ball
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

9 BAD. No 3. Platoon
July 1953 - January 1955
Present Location
West Lancashire
Email Address
neverstitch[]talktalk.net
Looking for
Anyone who was there at the same time and can remember me.
Message
Please get in touch, it would be good to chew the fat and recall happy days. (Ho Ho)
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
10 May 2009


Name
Jim Thompson
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

20 M Unit (E)
Port Said and Port Fouad
1951 - 1953
Present Location
Spalding, Lincs
Email Address
frances[]shuttle65.plus.com
Looking for
In particular Maurice Altham and anyone that may remember me.
Message
Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
19 April 2009


Name
Peter Mumford
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

The Life Guards.  Balaclava Camp, Fanara..
November 1954 to December 1955
Present Location
Charing, Nr. Ashford,  Kent
Email Address
petermumford[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
My driver, Derry Forbes.  Remember 88ZR00  Mick Mead,
Jepson, Pinky, Bedford,
and last but not least Gearbox Watkinson.

Message
I dont suppose anyone remembers Boyter Smee or Selein Aspang?
Date posted on site
05 April 2009


Name
William Patrick O'Brien. LAC  (Deceased)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Air Force.  R.A.F. Ismailia.  (Admin Ord and later Cooks Assistant.)
10 September 1953 - 11 March 1956
Present Location
---
Email Address
liam_ob[]hotmail.com
Looking for
Anyone who remembers him.
Message
I am William's son and I have very little knowledge of my Father's time in the military. I'm an ex-Serviceman  myself, now trying to find a little bit of information about his time in the R.A.F.
He passed away in 1992 and I was wondering if anyone who uses this website remembers him, or has any photos of him.    Regards, Liam O'Brien.
Date posted on site
23 March 2009


Name
Les (Nobby) Clarke
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Fayid. North Staffs Regiment.
1948 -1950
Present Location
Cheltenham,  Glos.  (Originally from Walsall.)
Email Address
leslie.a.clarke[]googlemail.com
Looking for
Anyone who was there during the same period.
Message
I was a Regimental cook in Paddy Flarghtie's Cookhouse,  then moved to the Sargeant's Mess.
I  would like to hear from anyone who served in the North Staffs in Egypt from 1948-1950.
I was in 'C'  Company with CSM Joff Compton (Bonehead).

Date posted on site
23 March 2009


Name
Gerry Shipperbottom
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

113 M.U. R.A.F. El Hamra.  1954-1955
(and R.A.F. Nicosia, Cyprus. 1955-1956)
Present Location
Bolton. Lancs
Email Address
g.shipperbottom[]sky.com
Looking for
Malcolm Potter, - Brian Bath, - Tom Bairstow, - George Shepherd, (Section), - Geordie Wishart,
Bill Richards, - Tammy Ovenstone,
(A.P.F.C.) and Ray Gaskell, (51 M.T. Coy.)

Message
I was posted to the Equipment Section of 113 M.U. during the above dates.  It would  be great to hear from any of the above, or any members of the section football and cricket teams, or any one else who may remember me.  
We had some good times and some great mates. Just too many guards!
Does anybody remember the mechanised laundry on Kasfareet?  Or is my ageing memory playing tricks!          
Date posted on site
12 March 2009


Name
John Riggott
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Signals 3 L of C (Signal Office) Moascar Garrison and
Signals Detachment in the Golf Course Camp Port Said. MELF 9.
Autumn of 1953 to February 1955

Present Location
Tomares, Seville, Spain.
Email Address
johnriggotte[]gmail.com
Looking for
Tom Brown, born in Liverpool, Berry St, Bootle, or George Jones from Alton, Liverpool.
Message
I would also like to contact anyone else from the Detachment at that time.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website)
Date posted on site
03 March 2009


Name
Brian Mo Watts.  Sgt.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

10 BOD Geneifa MELF 15 (R.A.O.C.)
1953 to 1954
Present Location
Leicester
Email Address
b.watts66[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Cpl Kenneth Fuller 22756359 of the R.A.O.C.
Message
We were stationed together at 10 Base Ordnance Geneifa from 1953 to 1955, we ran the 10 BOD bookshop in 1954.  He lived in the London area, I have been trying to find him for about three years and have searched through many phone directories without any luck.  Can anyone help me trace him?
Date posted on site
15 February 2009


Name
Dennis Hyde
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

3 G.H.Q. Signal Regiment. Fayid
1947-1952
Present Location
Hayling Island
Email Address
dahyde[]ymai.com
Looking for
Anyone who might remember me
Message
Please contact me through my e-mail address.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website)
Date posted on site
08 February 2009


Name
Max Symington  (Pte)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

 R.A.M.C. 3rd Field Ambulance.  Ismailia and El Ballah
1951 - 1952
Present Location
Melbourne, Australia.   ex Leicester
Email Address
maxsym32[]bigpond.net.au
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me. See below.
Message
I had about eight weeks to before finishing my tour of duty, about six of us were sent on medical support team. Returning to my unit after seven weeks I found it had been disbanded and my mates gone and no time to say good bye.  I know it’s a long time but you never know, some one could remember me.
Thank you for your web-site.
Date posted on site
01 February 2009


Name
Duggie Wakefield  (LAC)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF El Firdan. (Telephone Operator.)
1951 - 1953
Present Location
Brighton
Email Address
duggie.wakefield[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Bert (Jock) Miller
Message
If you remember me get in touch, especially those who drank our tea (shai)
Date posted on site
26 January 2009


Name
Leslie L Longstaffe
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

K Troop, Royal Signals.  El Ballah Attached H Q 32 Guards Brigade.
1952 - 1954
Present Location
Palm Springs, California, U.S.A.
Email Address
homerlongstaffe[]yahoo.com
Looking for
Fred Bonner, RASC. Kathleen Lingley, Signals Moascar, Cpl Cutts, Signals El Ballah.
The gang who spent two wonderful weeks on vacation in Cyprus.

Message
For old times sake.
Date posted on site
20 January 2009


Name
Willoughby Burgess  (Also known as 'Will' or 'Bill')
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Abyad.  109 MU Ground Equipment Section.
1954 - 1955
Present Location
Chorley, Lancashire
Email Address
annburgess216[]talktalk.net
Looking for
Barry Littlewood,  Derek Flack and Jack Cliffe.
Message
Any others who remember me, please get in touch.
Super site.  Keep up the good work.
Date posted on site
20 January 2009


Name
Stephen (Steve) Griffin
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Shandur. R.E.M.E.  Attached to the 4th Royal Tank Regiment.
1952-1953
Present Location
Clinton Township, Michigan. U.S.A.
Email Address
stevegriff32[]gmail.com
Looking for
Jack Johnson.  Jack was one of my best mates when I was in Shandur.
Message
I would like to know if he is still around.
Date posted on site
12 January 2009


Name
Tony Sadler
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

El Kirsh, with 16th Airborne Workshop R.E.M.E.
1953 to 1954
Present Location
Norfolk
Email Address
sadler[]penguin.enta.net
Looking for
Ken Butterfield,  L/C Curly? and anyone who served under Sgt Major Joe Fortune or who remembers me.
Anyone in Brigade Mountaineering Club and on the expedition in Sinai early 1954.

Message
I am trying to locate any of the people I served with.  Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
12 January 2009


Name
David Ward
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

42nd Survey Regiment
1952 - 1953
Present Location
---
Email Address
davidwardproperties[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Gerry Timson, Dave Wilson, Pete Colman, Bill Ward (camp carpenter) and many others.
Message
I had had good times with these lads. Anyone remembering David Ward photo writer and camp postman?   I would love to hear from you.
Date posted on site
23 December 2008


Name
Peter Yates   (SAC Telegraphist - RAF)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Ismailia and RAF Fayid.
January 1954 to April 1955
Present Location
Leicester
Email Address
junenpete[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me and/or Tom Sparrey, Terry Vass or Jim Bush
Message
---
Date posted on site
23 December 2008


Name
Eddie Gibbons
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

2 bs/wksps 54 Shed (Tanks)  'd' camp.
January 1952 till June 1953
Present Location
Colchester.
Email Address
frank.shaikly[]btinternet.com
Looking for
I would like to get in touch with anyone that was there at that time.
Message
Please contact me through the above e-mail address.
Date posted on site
10 December 2008


Name
Allan Chamberlain (Corporal)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Abyad.  (Barrack Stores)
1953 -1955
Present Location
Warwick, Warwickshire.
Email Address
allanchamberlain179[]btinternet.com   or   mick.hall1[]btopenworld.com
Looking for
Guy Plank,  Clive Jarrett, Taff Jenkins, Olive Ross, Janet Joliffe and Ann Balinger.
Message
Any one from Barrack stores out there??  Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
05 December 2008


Name
Leslie Gibbons
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Fayid.  (MT Section)
August 1950 till January 1952
Present Location
Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Email Address
sue1162[]talktalk.net  (Daughter's e-mail address.)
Looking for
Hugh Mostyn Sutcliffe,  Dennis George,  Edwin Cox,  George Foord,  Richard Lack,  John Steel,
Alan Reeve and Flt Lt Stewart.

Message
Dad is now 76 and in pretty good health, he has asked me to try to find some people he can remember.
He was a driver at RAF Fayid and drove a fire tender, bus, and chauffered a dentist and a doctor to and from Ismailia. He once went on a rescue mission to a crashed airplane. Someone called Ray was part of the crash crew.  I would be very pleased to hear any news about his pals, I love listening to his stories and want to create a scrapbook for him.  Thank you. Sue Green. (Daughter.)
Date posted on site
30 November 2008


Name
Bill Hedges.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Shandur.  Was sent on a course for few months then returned.
1948 to 1952
Present Location
West Australia.
Email Address
billhedges1[]bigpond.com
Looking for
Wally Grey - Norman Denton - Dusty Miller and numerous other Guys.
And anyone else who remembers me. 

Message
I was originally with the 4th Royal Tank Regiment then transferred to R.E.M.E. but stayed with the 4th R.T.R.
Date posted on site
29 November 2008.


Name
Harold Kay
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Safety Equipment Section, RAF Deversoir. 18 September 1950 to 26 May 1952.
(Includes postings to RAF Shaibah, Iraq, 13 July 1951 to 26 October 1951 and
Moascar North Water Filtration Plant, 8 December 1951 to 29 February 1952.)
Present Location
Alberta, Canada. Since 1956
Email Address
haroldkay[]shaw.ca
Looking for
ex- Ft/Lt. Sharett,  Ray Butler,  Dennis Hill,  Jock Lavery,
and anyone else from SES and/or the Filtration Plant at that time.

Message
I packed the emergency 'chute used by F/Lt. Sharett after mid-air collision near Deversoir in January 1951 (the first or second 'chute I packed after 8 weeks on-the-job training).
Would like to contact just for old times sake.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website)
Date posted on site
23 November 2008


Name
Bert (Slip) Fairclough
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.E.M.E. Station Workshops, Fayid.  (Veh: Mech. and Refrigeration Eng.) 
Mid 1952 to October 1953.
Present Location
---
Email Address
E-mail me via Charlie Delta.
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me.
Message
I would like to hear from anyone who knew me in the Canal Zone, or from the later years while serving as a Sgt: with No 4 Base Wksps AER  (until it was disbanded in 1956)
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website)
Date posted on site
20 November 2008


Name
Myrddin (Taffy) Lewis
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

109 MU. RAF Abyad
January 1952 - November 1953

Present Location
South Wales
Email Address
jlewis[]cordnerlewis.co.uk
Looking for
Des McManus and anyone who remembers me / played football
Message
If you remember me, please get in touch.  The e-mail address belongs to my son.
Date posted on site
20 November 2008


Name
Reg Chatting
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

73 Coy Air Dispatch, Fayid
1951 - 1953
Present Location
---
Email Address
reg.chatting[]talktalk.net
Looking for
Tony Carr,  Harry Carter,  Bill Cooling  and  Derek Chandler.
Message
I would love to hear from anyone else who knew me from those days.
I am best rememberd as the one who loosed a shot on the square during guard mounting.
Date posted on site
16 November 2008


Name
Alfred (Alf) Franks
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.S.C. Inkerman Camp, Fanara.  (Barrack Stores)
January 1953 - July 1954 
Present Location
Fuengirola, Spain.
Email Address
alfredfranks[]gmail.com
Looking for
Anyone serving in the same camp at that time. Particulary Lional Whittaker (Leeds),
and Brian (Harry) Pollitt, (Manchester).

Message
Also anyone of my persuasion (Jewish), who skived for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashonnah at Lake Timsah.
Just joined the local (Mijas Costa) British Legion after all these years.
Date posted on site
16 November 2008


Name
Jim (Paddy) McCann
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

5355 Wing of Airfield Construction. RAF Deversoir.
1951 and 1952
Present Location
Torquay
Email Address
jwmc[]talktalk.net
Looking for
I would like to hear from anyone who knew me.
Message
I was a plant operator and we were engaged in re-surfacing the runways.
It has been great stirring old memories, you are doing a great service, thanks.
Date posted on site
31 October 2008


Name
Philip 'Pip' Kerridge
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

10 Base Ordnance Depot, Geneifa.
1950
Present Location
Lincolnshire
Email Address
PGallacher[]aol.com
Looking for
Anyone who remembers him.
Message
I am looking to see if anyone remembers my dad.  As far as I am aware he was in the Militray Police at Geneifa.
It is his 80th birthday in November and I thought it would be nice if I could find anyone who knew him. I know this isn't much to go on, but I dont want him to know what I am up to.
Thanks,
Philippa Gallacher
Date posted on site
18 October 2008


Name
Cyril Oades Ellis   (Deceased 2001)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Ismailia.
Around 1953
Present Location
---
Email Address
elaine.ellis1[]btopenworld.com
Looking for
I am trying to piece together my Fathers R.A.F. history and wondered if anyone can help.
Message
It appears he had a pet Alsatian dog named "Max" and that he ran the camp sailing club.  He may have been a Corporal or Leading Aircraftsman and he was one of those chosen to represent the RAF at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth.  I seem to recall the Squadron to have been something like 205 or 206 but am not sure.
Please e-mail me at the above address.  Regards, Jon Ellis.
Date posted on site
14 October 2008


Name
Ken Wakeman
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

42 Survey Engineer Regiment. Royal Engineers. Sobraon Camp, Fayid.
1952 - 1953
Present Location
Eltham, South East London
Email Address
kenwake[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Alf Newton - Bert Unsworth - Dave Wilson - 'Nobby' Clarke - Taff Shearn - Malcom Robbins et al
Message
Anyone who was at 42 during August 1952 - December 1953 would have come across me because I was Armoury Storeman and one day each week, either Wednesday or Thursday.  Everyone had to draw their weapons for cleaning, these would be randomly inspected the next day by the Orderly Officer or R.S.M. 'Blanco' White.
Date posted on site
14 October 2008


Name
Roy Purcell
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.  - R.A.V.C.
1953 - 1954
Present Location
---
Email Address
roypurcell[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Anyone who may remember me.
Message
We went via the Empire Ken, I think March 1953. 10 day from Southampton to Port Said. We stopped for a few hours in Algeria. After I had been with the 2nd Battalion for about four months, I managed to scrounge a transfer to R.A.V.C. attached to the R.M.P.'s in Abu Sultan I believe. The reason I am not sure is because I could have been in Aba with the 'Skins' then trained with the dogs in Geneifa, I seem to have lost my marbles after that. When you don't use these names they seem to join up all together.
The 2nd Battalion was made up of a few Irish regulars and loads of cockney pratts like myself, but.....what a great bunch of blokes, the sense of humour was brilliant. I was flown home to Blackbush in July 1954. If there is anybody who could put my intelligence on the right lines again, brilliant. If there is anybody out there who would care to drop me a line as per the email, brillianter and brillianter.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website)
Date posted on site
13 September 2008


Name
John Difford
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

40 Coy R.A.S.C. Keren Camp, Fanara.
1953 - 1955
Present Location
Bridgwater, Somerset
Email Address
john.difford[]gmail.com
Looking for
Barrie Kane 40 Coy and 22928783 dvr Simmons, HQ pln 42 Coy
Message

Date posted on site
29 August 2008


Name
Dave Peel
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

'B' Pln. 40 Coy R.A.S.C. Karen Camp, Fanara.
Present Location
Norwich
Email Address
Contact me via Denis Nuthall.   denzo13x[]yahoo.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone, any rank, from 40 Coy. R.A.S.C.
Message
Already in contact by phone with Denis Nuthall and Brian Vissions, but would like to hear from others..
Date posted on site
17 July 2008


Name
Mike Mooney
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Kasfareet (107MU)
Present Location
Hertfordshire
Email Address
mooney283[]btinternet.com
Looking for
My old mates Keith Dodd of Bristol and Colin Phillips from Bath.
Message
I would love to hear from them.   Super website .
Date posted on site
16 July 2008


Name
Dave Grant
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Fayid.  R.E.M.E. attached to Signals, but worked every day at GHQ Middle East in telecommunications.
1949 - 1951
Present Location
---
Email Address
davidgrant01[]btinternet.com
Looking for
I would be interested in anyone who may remember me, particularly Barry French.
Message
Anyone who remembers me, please get in touch.
Date posted on site
12 July 2008


Name
John Henley   (23027035 Pte)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

42 1 Infantry Division, Fayid. 1954 to 1955
119 Sup Ply Platoon, Moascar Garrison. 1955 to 1956.
Than posted to 17 coy Cyprus. February 1956 to May 1956.
Present Location
---
Email Address
johnboy[]henleyj.orangehome.co.uk
Looking for
Some old mates that I never said goodbye to.
Message
If you remember me, please get in touch.) 
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
08 July 2008


Name
Don Lloyd
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

South Lancs.  Shandur.  (MT Driver)
1953 - 1955
Present Location
I now live in Spain where I have been for 7 years.
Email Address
suedon1947[]yahoo.co.uk
Looking for
Any ex South Lancs who served in Suez 1953 - 1955
Message

I served with a lot of lads from Liverpool, are any still alive?   I was wounded in Suez and have suffered ever since with a bad leg.  I am 73 so we are all getting on, but there must be some left somewhere, I would not like to think I am alone.  I am trying to find anyone who served with me, I was with South Lancs MT Section.  Go on, drop me an e-mail anyone who remembers me, I would like to hear from you.  My army number was 22870870

Date posted on site
07 July 2008


Name
Terry 'Taffy'  Taylor
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Deversoir
1952 - 1955.
Present Location
Newquay, Cornwall.   (Ex Pontypool.)
Email Address
sheta[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Any of the chaps who were at Deversoir 1952 - 1955.
Message
Would love to hear from any of the chaps who were at Deversoir at that time. Especially the Equipment team that won the six aside cup and the station rugby team. I was corporal main Equipment Section.
Mar 52 Oct 54
Date posted on site
07 July 2008


Name
Jack Bramall  (L/cpl)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Mackworth Camp.  3rd Infantry Div Sigs Regt.
Mid 1952 until the end of 1953
Present Location
Canada
Email Address
jack.b[]telus.net
Looking for
Colin Thompson from Manchester, Joe Conner from Radcliff, Joe Mackereth from Woolwich,
Adam Watson from Edinburgh and Dick Seymour from Australia (formerly from Sheffield)

Message
 If you are still around chaps, please get in touch. I was born in Sheffield, Yorks and now reside in Canada.
We had a death on the camp, I didn't know the chaps name (or what, if anything, might have caused it.
I only know what was said at the time), by simple deduction I think I found the name on your website.
Date posted on site
01 July 2008


Name
Tom  'Snaggertooth'  Foxon (Cpl)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Air Force Kabrit.
 1952 - 1954.

Present Location
Tewkesbury
Email Address
tom.foxon[]tesco.net
Looking for
I would like to hear from any old muckers.
Message
At Kabrit I was in Hut 117, Equipment Section.  Remember the day the cookhouse burned down?
Went out on the 'Lancashire' and back by air.       
Date posted on site
27 June 2008


Name
Gordon  'Yorkie'  Walker  (SAC A/CPL)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

20 Movements Unit (Embarkation) Port Said.
August 1954 - April 1956.
Present Location
New Zealand
Email Address
tyke[]ihug.co.nz
Looking for
I would like to get in contact with anyone who served on the camp during the above time frame.
Message
I have made contact with 2 other members who were at the Fanara Detachment, and also two others who were there when the camp was across the water in Port Fouad.  I came home on the Empire Fowey and left Port Said  29th April 1956.  The camp closed down soon after.
I came to NZ landed here on the 29th April 1957.
Date posted on site
18 June 2008


Name
Donald  'Jock'  Kennedy
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

 R.A.F. El Hamra  and  R.A.F. Kasfareet.
1953 -1956
Present Location
---
Email Address
bexyjay86[]googlemail.com   (granddaughter's new e-mail address)
Looking for
Anyone who was in the Equipment Section at those two camps, especially one chap named George Best.
Message
If you remember me please get in touch, I would like to exchange a few memories.
Date posted on site
31 May 2008

Contact made!

29 January 2009
Hi Charlie
I'm pleased to announce both parties - Donald Kennedy and George Best, - have made contact, thanks to your help.  Kind Regards, David.



Name
Jim Jones
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

109 MU RAF Abyad,  205 Group Communications Flight RAF Abyad,
Ismailia and 84 Sqn RAF Abu Sueir.
1955 - 1956
Present Location
Dresden, Germany
Email Address
jim.n.regina[]powerkom-dd.de
Looking for
"Brasso" Brassington,  Tony Weston,  Mick Bryant,  "Boots" Godfrey
and any others with 84 Squadron RAF Abu Sueir 1956

Message
Please see the photo of the Radio Section, 84 Squadron (RAF Abu Sueir - Jan 1956) that I recently submitted to this website ( www.suezcanalzone.com/ruhere.html )   Three of us are already in contact: Roger Strike (left), John Walsh (right) and me (2nd from left) - but where are the other four?   Also, any 84 Sqn members from the Valetta era can contact Andy at  roy-a.andrews[]tiscali.co.uk  and any ex-84 Sqn members from any era at all can contact  www.84squadron.co.uk  or via e-mail: brendancottrell[]blueyonder.co.uk
(See also Brendan's personal entry of 9 May 2006 below).
Date posted on site
28 May 2008


Name
Jim Oxley
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Abyad. 109MU
1953
Present Location
Stourbridge, West Midlands
Email Address
jamescoxley[]talktalk.net
Looking for
Roger Aslin
Message
Roger was my Best Man in July 1957 and we shared the same hut at RAF Abyad in 1953.  I would like to regain contact with him, as well as any others who may remember me.
Date posted on site
25 May 2008


Name
Peter Russell
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

40 Coy R.A.S.C. Keren Camp Fanara.
 1951 - 1953

Present Location
Kent
Email Address
030333[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who knows me.
Message
Am in touch with Ron Shirley - Bob Carter - Gordon Neave - Sid Kneebone.
Date posted on site
16 May 2008


Name
Peter James
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Kabrit. Radar Unit.
 1950 - 1952
Present Location

Email Address
peter.james85[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Brett, Macaulay, Pickles, Thick.......?
Message
Anyone still alive but me?  I ran the shai swindle for 12 months.  Took over from Fuller.
Date posted on site
16 May 2008


Name
Captain John 'Brian' Crisswell.     (Deceased)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

591 Coy.  R.A.S.C.  Fayid.
1946 - 1948
Present Location
--
Email Address
tom[]fulep.com
Looking for
I would dearly like to hear from anyone who remembers Captain John Crisswell or served with 591 Coy around
the same time. 

Message
Following the discovery of his briefcase containing nearly sixty years of personal belongings, I am researching the history of Captain Crisswell who served in the R.A.S.C.Transport Division at Fayid in charge of staff cars from 1946 - 1948.    If you have any information, or would like to know more of the details I already have, please contact me via the above e-mail address.
Many thanks.
Tom Fulep.
Derby.  England.
Date posted on site
28 April 2008


Name
Stan Taylor  (s/22916490-L/Cpl)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.S.C.  3 GHQ. MELF 17 - Fayid
1954 to 1955.
Present Location
Glenunga - South Australia
Email Address
dc3[]tadaust.org.au
Looking for
I am looking for anyone who served with 3 GHQ, Fayid and trying to contact 'Capt P.J.L. Driscol' R.A.S.C.
Message
Also looking for anyone who was involved in the crash of an Avro York at Stansted airport on 22 Sep 1954.  I was a passenger on that aircraft, we were heading for Suez.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.) 
Date posted on site
25 April  2008


Name
Alwyn York  (4129212)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Kasfareet, No 2 PSCO Wing, 107MU
1953 - 1956
Present Location
Raunds, Northants
Email Address
mr.a.s.york[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Anyone who knew me then.
Message
Look at my pics on--    http://RAFKasfareet1953-56.piczo.com
Date posted on site
21 April 2008


Name
Cliff Potter
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Ismailia (HQ MEAF)  MT section.
January 1953 to June 1955.
Present Location
---
Email Address
Cliff.Potter[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
Anybody else who was at RAF Ismailia during that period.
Message
I still see Eric Evans as we have been friends for over 55 years, we met at RAF West Kirby when doing our Basic Training.   We have been in contact with Jack Isles and Keith Scattergood and would like to contact others.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.) 
Date posted on site
18 April 2008


Name
Ray Gough
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

44 Company,  R.A.S.C. Shandur Garrison.
January 1952 - September 1953
Present Location
West Bromwich, Midlands
Email Address
r.gough[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
Any old friends from 44 Company, Ray Spicer being one of them.
Message
I was known as the 'company carpenter'.  Look forward to hearing from you.
Date posted on site
06 April 2008


Name
Denis Nuthall
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Suez and Tel el Kebir.  1st Btn The Buffs, 'A' Coy 2 Pln.  'S' Coy 3" Mortar Carriers 1951 - 1953.
40 Coy R.A.S.C. Keren Camp, Fanara. 1954 - 1957.
Decamped Dhekelia, Cyprus, 1955.
Present Location
Richmond Boro, London.
Email Address
denzo13x[]yahoo.co.uk
Looking for
Welcome all, Henry Hall, Kenny Ball, Abdul, bless 'em all, and if you don't want to answer,
jolly good luck to you anyway.

Message
Attached 2 Field Ambulance for a while.  Doubt if any Medics will recall me but maybe some R.A.S.C. will.
Date posted on site
06 April 2008


Name
Frank Haynes
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

216 Squadron - R.A.F. Fayid
1953 - 1955

Present Location
West Midlands, UK
Email Address
frank.haynes[]hotmail.co.uk
Looking for
L.A.C. Paddy Flood and L.A.C. Tammy True.
Message
If possible please get in touch, or if anyone else remembers me I'd love to hear from you.
A great site!
Date posted on site
28 March 2008


Name
L/Cpl. Mark Stewart, R.A.M.C.  Deceased.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAMC unit at Ismailia.
1947-1949
Present Location
---
Email Address
duncan-stewart[]uiowa.edu
Looking for
Anyone who served with my father in the R.A.M.C.
Message
I am Dr. Mark Stewart's son Duncan Stewart.  My father was a clerk in the RAMC, I would like to know more about where he served and what it was like. I have a few photos, but that is all.
Date posted on site
26 March 2008


Name
Jack Garry
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

107 MU,  RAF Kasfareet.
 No.2 PASCO Wing ..... April 1953 to March 1954
 
Cpl i/c  Station Adjutants office Station H.Q.  ..... March 1954 to November 1954
Present Location
Bramhall, Cheshire
Email Address
jgarry2[]toucansurf.com
Looking for
Anyone from PASCO and Station H.Q. etc at that time.
Message
Anyone who remembers Admin 'A' cricket team 1954.  Station Hockey team.  PASCO football teams.
The Golf Club. The Ghost Squad duties etc.
I have already emailed four of those listed on this page to see if I actually knew them and am keeping fingers crossed for any response.
Date posted on site
26 March 2008
Contact made!
30 March 2008
Thank you for posting my details on the site.
So far I have made contact with two of the RAF Kasfareet people in your listings and had good messages from them although we don't actually know each other. I am still hopeful to hear from others.



Name
Hugh (Bert) Goddard
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Deversoir and R.A.F. Ismailia.  Photo Sections.
1953 – 1955
Present Location

Email Address
hugh.goddard[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
I would like to hear from Norman Phillips and anyone else who remembers me or served in those places
in the Photo Section at that time.

Message
Before being stationed in the Zone I was at West Kirby, Wilmslow and Wellesbourne Mountford.
After time in the Zone I went to Eastleigh (Nairobi ) and Episcopi (Cyprus. )  All spent in the Photo Sections.
If you were at any of these places, please get in touch with me.

Date posted on site
16 March 2008


Name
Gordon (Taff) Oliver
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Ismailia.  No 2 Police Wing.
1952 - 1953
Present Location
LLantrisant, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales
Email Address
rongord1[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Any former mates at No 2 Police Wing, R.A.F. Ismailia. 1952 to 1953.
(Also at R.A.F. Airport Police, Malta. 1953 to 1954.)

Message
It would be good to hear from you.
Date posted on site
08 March 2008


Name
Gerry 'Baz' Beasley
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. El Hamra.  Motor mechanic.  51  MT unit. 1953 -1955.
   (In the RAF from 1953 to 1958)
Present Location
Rhyl, North Wales
Email Address
gerrybeasley[]yahoo.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who knew me, especially Don Henty, Jock Mcloud, and Tony Morris.
Message
I also live near Corporal John Foulds who was in the Royal Artillary stationed at Tel El Kebir.  We were out there at the same time but never knew it till many years later, we have been friends for 66 years.
Date posted on site
03 March 2008
Contact made!
23 September 2009
Dear Charlie.  I am contacting you on behalf of my father Barry Williams and his friend Lowrie..both served at RAF  Kasafareet in 1953 to 1956. They have contacted two people, Gerry Beesley and Jack Hobson via your site, they  served with 51 MT.  Thank you.



Name
Jim Coombs
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Shallufa. MT Section, Electrician
November 1951 - June 1953
Present Location
King's Lynn, Norfolk
Email Address
james.coombs4[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Bill Hull - we were together from posting to demob.  'Waddi', the snooker champ.  'Gibby' Gibbons, MT fitter.
Message
I know it's 50 years+ but it would be great to hear from anyone with memories of Shallufa.
Date posted on site
02 March 2008


Name
John (Will, Archie,) Archer
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

El Hamra
February 1952 to August 1954
Present Location
Walsall
Email Address
williamarcher1933[]talktalk.net
Looking for
Bernard Mussel,  Ray Macintosh,  Ray (Sid) Hooper,  Jim? Wilcox
Message
Would really be pleased to hear from anyone who remembers me       
Date posted on site
17 February 2008


Name
Derek Male
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Minden Camp, Fayid.  42 Fld Sqn R.E.  // 35 Corps Engineer Regiment,
1952 to 1954
Present Location
Melbourne, Australia
Email Address
derekmal[]bigpond.net.au
Looking for
Two good pals, Bill Childs from the Exmouth area and Ian Culver from the Hove area during the 1950s.
And anyone else from 35 Engineer Regiment at Minden Camp at that time 
Bill and Ian stuck around with me in Egypt 1952 to 1954.

(Then from 1954 to 1955 in Cyprus.)

Message
Hey you Guys! if you are still breathing, and in whatever Country, don't be scared of computers, get hold of one and give me a call.  I would love a chat with you.  Did any of you take part in Exercise Longbow II in the Sinai Desert? ( Boy that was something else.)  All the best you motley crew, regards Derek. (Satchmo.)
Date posted on site
22 January 2008


Name
Colin Foster
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

107 MU,  RAF Kasfareet. 1953 - 1955.
I worked at Air Ministry Works Dept. site (AMDGW) i/c Central Registry, down the Treaty Road
from Kasfareet past the East Africans camp.
Present Location
Dudley, West Midlands
Email Address
colin.foster189[]talktalk.net
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me.
Message
Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
17 January 2008


Name
W J  (Taffy)  Morris
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

BHQ Troop. 82 Locating Battery. Royal Artillery, Rimini Camp . Geneifa. M.E.L.F.27
1952 to 1954.   Release group 52/16
Present Location
Rhondda
Email Address
wmorris04[]aol.com
Looking for
John Marven,  Harry Simms,  Westy Westward,  Porky Brenan. (and Molly his dog.)
Message
We were the in the first tent BHQ lines.  Still in contact with two others by snail mail and telephone.  We tried to organise a reunion about 40+ years ago through press and BBC but got no response.    Only just become aquainted with this Magic Box (Computer).  Anyone from those happy days still on this mortal coil. ?   
Date posted on site
06 January 2008


Name
 Eric Gibson   22867069 L/Cpl
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

8 Infantry Workshops, R.E.M.E. Spearhead Camp Moascar and later at El Kirsh.
1953 to 1955
Present Location
---
Email Address
ewgibson[]lineone.net
Looking for
My tent mates who were, Gerald Clark (Jez) ex Coventry, Jim Turton ex North country Lancs/Yorks?,
 and Ron Nelmes ex Abertillery.

Message
If you are out there, please get in touch, I would like to hear from you.
Date posted on site
01 January 2008


Name
Gilbert (Gil) Stanley
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

1st Infantry Div Provost Coy C.R.M.P. Arno Camp, Fayid.
Detachments to Kabrit, Kilo 99, Suez (Western Camp).
1953 - 1954
Present Location
Liverpool, Merseyside.  Originally from West Kirby, Wirral.
Email Address
gil.stanley54[]sky.com
Looking for
Keith Barnicoat from Stockport. We were together from Day one until we were demobed.
Other mates from Canal Zone were – L/Cpls Burt, Newby, Cleverley, Bletchley and Guy.

Message
I would like to hear from any of these old mates.
Date posted on site
12 December 2007


Name
John ( Brummy ) Hughes
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

HQ Section / 40 Company R.A.S.C - 1st Infantry Division.
1950 - 1952
Present Location
Worcester
Email Address
creakyjohn[]googlemail.com
Looking for
Dave Peachey, or anyone from HQ Company R.A.S.C.  Stationed in Tripoli - Moascar - Ismailia - Fayid and Fanara
Message
I would be most interested in anyone contacting me who may have been out there at that time .
Date posted on site
19 November 2007


Name
Peter Sharman (L/C)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

1div Postal Unit. Fayid
From 1953 to 1955
Present Location
?
Email Address
Petergsharman[]aol.com
Looking for
Have not been able find any of my old mates, but will keep trying.
Message
 If you remember me please get in touch.
Date posted on site
16 November 2007


Name
William (Bill) Downward  (LAC)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Fayid 78 Squadron
1951 - 1953
Present Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Email Address
wdownward[]yahoo.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone from 78 Squadron
Message
Wonderful website, great pictures!!!
Date posted on site
16 November 2007


Name
Terry Hanley
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

C.Troop. 50th Fld Battery, 23rd Fld Reg. El Ballah.
1953 - 1955.
Present Location
St Helens, Lancs.
Email Address
terryhanley[]hotmail.com
Looking for
I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Message
I like your web site.  Came upon it whilst browsing the network....Good site...I like it.
Date posted on site
16 November 2007


Name
William (Tony) Crosse
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. El Hamra.  No 6 Regional Band.
15th Jan.1952 - 14th July 54
Present Location
Gawler, South Australia.
Email Address
gspitzm[]optusnet.com.au
Looking for
Together with Adrian (Harry) Wansborough we have been trying to find members of this band.
We know that five have passed away, six are in contact, the other fourteen are 'who knows?'
Also I would like to hear from Sgt. Charlie Buck - M.T. Sqdn and Sgt Tommy Thompson - Station Armoury.

Message
A great website.  Just learnt about the GSM being available and will be making an application.
Date posted on site
18 October 07


A contact made!

26 Oct 07
G'Day Charlie D.  I never expected to hear from anyone so quickly.
You posted my details on 18th Oct and I was contacted by a Zone Vet on the 23rd.   He lives about a mile from me and was a storeman at RAF Fayid.  As I'm quite busy at the moment it will a few days before we can get together.  He tells me that he is one of a group of about twelve that meets quite regularly in Adelaide, so all being well I shall accompany him and meet the other members.
Regards,  W.A.(Tony) Crosse.  Gawler, South Australia.



Name
Bill Lowe.  ex Cpl RAMC
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.M.C. 33 coy BMH Fayid, then 35 Field Ambulance, El Ballah.
1954 - 1956

Present Location
County Durham
Email Address
wgl70[]yahoo.co.uk
Looking for
All RAMC, QARANC, RADC and RASC, who served at the British Military Hospital at Fayid
1950 -1956.
Especially  Butch Welsby, ACC. -  John Weller, RASC. -  John Chard, RASC. -  David Moore, RAMC. Scouse Brannen, RAMC. -  Frank Steed, RAMC. -  Norman Southern, RAMC. - 
Tony Betts,
RAMC. Cyril Pownall, RAMC. -  James Bolton, RASC. - and George Porrit, RASC.

Message
I have the contact names, addresses and telephone numbers of people who served at the BMH Fayid 1950 -1956. This has resulted from the Reunion in Derby 15th and 16th September 2007.
Please contact me for "Lost Pals", and add your own contact address and telephone number.
e-mail me or phone me on:  0191-584-6848.
I am also the Northern representative of the Suez Veterans Association.  Bill Lowe.
Date posted on site
08 October 07


Name
Paddy Porterfield.  (Cpl)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Deversoir.  Station Headquarters, Orderly room.
December 1953 to closure December 1954
Present Location
?
Email Address
eporterfield11[]aol.com
Looking for
I would like to know if  anyone in billet D4 remembers me,  LAC Purchon,  LAC Money,  SAC Ward,
LAC Griffiths,  LAC Trumper and LAC Tucker
were just some of my mates sharing the billet.

Message
If you took free trips to Cyprus I was the chap responsible for getting you there as I did the roster.
Date posted on site
29 Sept 07


Name
Brian Marlow.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

1st Batt. Royal Sussex Regiment, Signals Platoon.
Hodgsons Camp, Suez;  ex-Leave Camp Lake Timsah;  North Camp, Moascar;  Shandur etc.
February 1951 - October 1952
Present Location
Basingstoke.
Email Address
brian.marlow[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
I would be interested to learn how my mates made out after demob.
Message
I had some good times in the Canal Zone, but as a conscript in an infantry battalion not many.
This is a great site for those of us who lost touch.   Many thanks.
Date posted on site
29 Sept 07


Name
John Purkiss
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF El Firdan, 9MTBD
October 1953 until October 1955
Present Location
Northamptonshire
Email Address
john.purkiss[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Anyone who served at the above station and particularly anyone who was a member of the
RAF Sailing Club, Ismailia.

Message
I was stationed at El Firdan from October 1953 until October 1955 when I was posted to RAF Kasfareet and was posted to RAF Hornchurch on my return to the UK in April 1956.  Demobbed April 1958
Date posted on site
26 Sept 07


Name
Gary Atkins
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

20 Movements Unit.  R.A.F.  Port Said.
1955
Present Location
Leicester
Email Address
garyp[]grahamgoode.com
Looking for
Len Childs, last known to be in Pimlico London.
Message
Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
20 Sept 07


Name
Jim Turner
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Tel el Kebir.  South Staffords. D Coy.  
1954 to 1955
Present Location
---
Email Address
thumb_screws_uk[]yahoo.com
Looking for
Any old Staffords   
Message
Please get  in touch.  -  This is a great  site.
Date posted on site
20 Sept 07


Name
James (Jim) Hargreaves.  (LAC cook)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Fanfare, Suez.
1951 - 1953
Present Location
Houlton-Le-Fylde near Blackpool. (Formally of Burnley.)
Email Address
 jim1074[]fsmail.net
Looking for
Anybody who was stationed with me.
Message
Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
03 Sept 07


Name
Dennis (Geordie) Ferguson
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

119 Supply Platoon, Moascar Garrison, then on detachment to 52 Port Sqdn, Fanara Wharf.
1952 to 1954
Present Location
Newton Abbot
Email Address
dennisferguson[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Trev Moulds,  Bob Garn, Rolly Rollinson and Bill Martin
Message
Bill Martin was a driver at 119 Sup. Pl. and lived in Cornwall, hope he's still around.
I was unfortunate to come home on the 'Empire Windrush' 28 March 1954. Sunday morning when she caught fire we were rescued by a Belgium cargo ship.  They shipped us to Algiers to the Foreign Legion barracks, then we transferred to the destroyer HMS 'St Kitts' which took us to Gib,  then flew on to Blackbush airport.  Happy days.
Date posted on site
03 Sept 07 (Added to 15 Sept 07)


Name
Brian Vissian
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Fayid Transit.  R.A.S.C.
Present Location
Witheld
Email Address
viss[]talktalk.net
Looking for
Bill Allan A/CQMS 40 coy LAD,  Mugs MalonyMaj SandsCQMS Robbie,  Sgt Pike,  Capt Pen,
or any Member of 40 Coy 1955 to 1957.

Message
Just before we left Egypt I was posted to Cyprus where I joined 40 Coy RASC.
Date posted on site
25 August 07
A contact made!
24 March 2008
Denis Nuthall saw this entry and has managed to contacted Brian.
Through this contact he also found another old pal from 40 Coy RASC when stationed at Karen Camp. 


Name
Jack Buckland.  L/Cpl  CSMs Clerk
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

El Kirsh. 38 Company R.A.S.C.
 December 1949 - July 1951
Present Location
Oxfordshire
Email Address
jack.buckland[]tesco.net
Looking for
Sam Oddy and Dennis Seager
Also looking for any others who served at the El Kirsh garrison during that time which included 33 SRD
Message
Please get in touch with me.
Date posted on site
19 August 07


Name
Chris Wike - former Cpl.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

G H Q Fayid M.E.L.F. 17.   No. 2 coy and worked in the Ordnance Directorate dept.,
from January 1950 to September 1951.
Present Location
A Yorkshire man from Barnsley but now living in Southampton.
Email Address
chriswike[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Tommy Conway from Newcastle, Ainsley Shurey from the Rhonda Valley, also soccer mates
Willie Miller and Willie Urquart, both Scotsmen, and anyone else from that time who remembers me.

Message
This was a great time in my life and I have some fantastic memories with a great bunch of guys.  When I think of the soccer matches on the only grass pitch in the area at that time it makes me fancy a ‘Stella’, the bottle type not a female!   I look forward to any contact from anyone from that time; enjoy the rest of your life.
I shall shortly have some interesting photographs on the photo section of this website which I hope will get me some contact.
Chris.
Date posted on site
22 July 07


A contact made!

21 January 2009.
Hello there Charlie, Chris Wike here from Southampton with some good news.   I have now managed to come into contact with Alan Russell due to your help with the e mail address that you sent me, so thank you very much.  
It does appear that he was in the Ordnance Directorate at GHQ MELF 17, but was in a different department at the same time, although we never met we both knew several of the same  people and I am looking forward to exchanging a few memories of our time there.  I  will keep you posted with a few details as time moves on. 
An announcement on your website of the fact would also help.
Bye for now from Chris the Yorkshireman now living in Hampshire.



Name
Bill Reed
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

2225 East African Rifles.  Tel el Kebir.
 1952 -1954
Present Location
Grays, Essex
Email Address
via my daughter:  Julles02[]yahoo.com
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me.
Message
Please get in touch with me through my daughters e-mail address. (Above.)
Date posted on site
19 July 97


Name
Flt Lt  Dennis Brewster.  - Deceased
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Accountant Officer at RAF stations Ismailia and Abu Sueir.
 Late 1940's and the early 1950's
Present Location
---
Email Address
PBREW4U[]aol.com
Looking for
Anyone who remembers my father Dennis Brewster. (Flight Lieutenant.)
Message
Just found this site and wondered if anyone remembers my father, Dennis Brewster.  If you knew him please ge in touch with me.  Sadly he died last year and I cannot show him this website.
Regards, Maxim Brewster.
Date posted on site
05 July 07


Name
John Broadbent (Cpl)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Engineers. H.Q. Middle East Transportation Regt. Fayid.
1950 - 1952
Present Location
France
Email Address
Brumboo2[]aol.com
Looking for
 A few old buddies from the H.Q. M.E. Transportation Regt.
Message
Buddies, please contact me.  I played football for the 17th Inf. Brigade.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.) 
Date posted on site
25 June 07


Name
Roy Ingham
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Kasfereet, 107 MU.  No 2 Wing PSCO  
1951-1953
Present Location
North Manchester
Email Address
lee.ingham[]sky.com
Looking for
Anyone who knows my name.
Message
Would love to hear from any friends from that time.
Date posted on site
17 June 07


Name
Tony Ruhl
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF No. 20 Movement Unit (Embarkation) Port Said.  (Camp at Port Fouad)
January 1950 to July 1951
Present Location
Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia.
Email Address
tonyruhl[]yahoo.com.au
Looking for
Malcolm (Mac) Dobson, - Derek Smart, - Dave Stone, - Peter Toogood, - Brian Everitt,
Maurice Benjamin, - Vince Willcox
and Martin Cripps.

Message
I remember those days on the camp under canvas with some nostalgia now and would be pleased to hear from anyone who was there at the time and would like to reminisce.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
26 May 07


Name
John Rumble
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

HQ 205 Group MT. and RAF Abyad
1951 - 1953.
Present Location
Chatham, Kent.
Email Address
jwrum[]yahoo.co.uk
Looking for
Derek Cyril,  Andrew Jack,  Wilfred Harold,  John Smith,  Bill Grace.
All DRs at HQ 205 Group and RAF Abyad.

Message
We had the corner table as an office in the Malcolm club at HQ 205 Group while waiting for signals so I think a lot of 205 Group would remember us.
Date posted on site
07 May 07


Name
Jim Soutar
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Signals, 1 L of C Signal Sqn, El Ballah
1954.

Present Location
---
Email Address
zen138575[]zen.co.uk
Looking for
The whereabouts of Jim Alcock, Brian Mustoe and Eddie Roxburgh.
Message
We were all posted to Cyprus on Jan 1st 1955 to the Royal Signals Installation Troop,attached to 3 GHQ Signal Regt after our Unit was disbanded.  Please get in touch.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
23 April 07


Name
Peter Brown
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Fayid. (Electrical Section storeman.)
1953 - 1955
Present Location
South Australia
Email Address
hinesbrown[]iinet.net.au
Looking for
Cpl (Don) Donkin originally from Shotton Collery.
And Peter Billing, originally from Heacham, North Norfolk.

Message
I know they may not have a computer and therefore be unable to see this website page, but I feel they have to be somewhere and it would be lovely to have contact with them again.
Can anyone help about their whereabouts?
Date posted on site
16 April 07
A contact made!



And another!
20 April '07
Hi Charlie,
I am pleased to tell you that I have had a reply from Barrie Lea, (
we worked together as projectionists at the R.A.F. Fayid cinema) - success at last, - as he says in his email he cannot believe, like me, that all the others have passed away. So I thank you for creating such a wonderful web site.  I have emailed another ex serviceman who has supplied photos for you, his name is John Rumble!  Just think without the internet I don 't think any of us would have connected.  So once again thanks and I check the web site frequently. I will keep in touch.
Peter Brown.

---------------------------------
20 April '08
Hi Charlie,
Once again I must praise your column because I have heard from Peter Uterhark, who was in the same billet at R.A.F. Fayid that I was in, sleeping about three beds away from me.
Thanks, Peter Brown.



Name
Margaret (Scotty) Raeburn
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

107 MU.RAF Kasfareet. WRAF. Equipment Section.
December 31st 1949 - March 1951

Present Location
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Email Address
brotyferry[]hotmail.com
Looking for
Anyone who was stationed at RAF Kasfareet the same time as me.
Message
Please get in touch, especially if you remember me.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)

Date posted on site
29 March 07


Name
Ken Bell
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

GHQ Fayid. Melf 17
1952 to 1954
Present Location
The Portsmouth Area
Email Address
ken.bell3[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Ken Bailey and Don (Brummy) Hall
Message
We lost touch long ago, because at that time very few people had phones in their houses, and from memory none of the three of us were very good letter writers. I often wonder what they are up to, and if they remember the scrapes we used to get up to.................where are they now?
Date posted on site
25 March 07


Name
Horace William (Bill) Hart  Corporal.  (Deceased.)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F police. RAF El Firdan
around 1955.
Present Location
---
Email Address
davehart38[]hotmail.com.
Looking for
Anyone who remembers him.
Message
My father has just passed away. He served during the Suez crisis.  
If there is anybody who remembers him, please feel free to get in touch via my e-mail address. (Above.)
Date posted on site
15 March 07


Name
Peter Uterhark. (SAC  inst. mech)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Air Force.  RAF Fayid
6 August 1954 to 29 October 1955
Present Location
Penzance
Email Address
petermin[]uterhark.wanadoo.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who were on a detachment to Accra, West Africa, from July 1955 to September 1955.
Message
I have tried several sites but no go. Can anyone help?  Keep up the good work.
Date posted on site
09 March 07


Name
Gerry Harvey
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Royal Air Force.  Moascar North Water Filtration Plant.
1953-54
Present Location
Oxfordshire
Email Address
gerald.harvey1[]homecall.co.uk
Looking for
Bill Hibbert and Dave Saward, both Royal Engineers.
Message
I worked with the RE's for 10 months at the plant, they were all great chaps to have spent time with.
I am very pleased to have already made contact with Alan Calvert who was there at the time.
I would like to hear from Bill, Dave, and others who were there at the time
Date posted on site
09 March 07


Name
Roy Derbyshire
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Deversoir, Geneifa and Kabrit
1952 - 1953
Present Location
Swindon, Wiltshire
Email Address
roynd[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Bdr Alf Duckett and Pte Dado Marino
Message
Both served in 181 Battery. R.A. during 1952-53, quite a few comrades would like them to get in touch.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
08 March 07


Name
Peter  Alexander
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.E.M.E.  3 Inf workshops.   El Kirsch, Shandur, and Geneifa Point.
February 1951 until  August 1953 
Present Location
Originally came from York but now live in Bristol.
Email Address
peter.73alexander[]btinternet.com
Looking for
 Syd Hanley from Oldham, Don Yates formerly of Liverpool, Derek Chew a Mancunian, Art  Freeman of Preston, and Tommy Stewart a former miner from Doncaster.
Message
I would like to make contact with these lads and anyone else who I served with, but I suppose that is a gigantic task.  Ah well, who knows?  Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
06 March 07


Name
Gnr Keith Gawen. 22192314
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

El Ballah.  88 Battery
1950
Present Location
Tenterden, Kent.
Email Address
kcgawen[]aol.com
Looking for
Gnr Peter Broadhurst, (Postie) - 88 Battery.  Bomb. Ian Lochhead, - 88 Battery.
and 'Bluey'  Peter Gallagher, - 105 Battery

Message
I left to return to England for WOSB in Dec 1950, but would very much like to know if they are still around!
Date posted on site
24 February 07


Name
SAC Alan Archer
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

R.A.F. Abyad. 109 MU.   Storeman (and flogging petrol to the officers.)
1953 - 1955
Present Location
---
Email Address
aarcher239[]aol.com
Looking for
Dave Ascot and Harry Flowers (The M.O.)
Message
As well as Dave and Harry, I would love to get in touch with anyone from the Camp who remembers me.
Date posted on site
23 February 07


Name
Alan S Rose
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

107 MU, RAF Kasfareet, Station Sick Quarters, Billet 83.
Sept.1953 – April 1955.

Present Location
Breaston, Derbyshire.
Email Address
alansidneyrose[]hotmail.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me or served at RAF Kasfareet at the same time.
Message
Please get in touch, I would like to hear from you.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
28 January 07
A contact made !
16 April '07
Hello Charlie Delta.
I have found two old muckers through your site, one direct and one indirect.   I visit the site at least once a fortnight to see whats new.   It is fantastic for us Veterans to see so many places where we spent  a period of our lives.   I love it.   Keep it up and the more photos the better.  Alan.



Name
Ken Smith
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

HQ BTE Moascar Garrison, Ismailia. (MT Section.)
1951 - 1953
Present Location
Leicester
Email Address
karen[]serdeczny.fsnet.co.uk   (My daughter's email address.)
Looking for
Alan Scholey who came from Yorkshire and served with me in the same MT section and drove
Standard Vanguard staff cars.

Message
Alan, I would love to hear from you, or anyone else associated with this location.
Date posted on site
19 January 07


Name
Michael John Hingley.  4116219 (RAF)  Deceased.  Entry submitted by his son, Paul.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Hednesford for basic training. 14th November 1952.
RAF Yatesbury 2RS. 18th February 1953.
RAF Shallufa. 1st September 1953.
HQ (U) 205 Group Communications Flight, RAF Abyad. 2nd June 1954.
RAF Abu Sueir, Tech Wing Billet 88. 25th April 1955.
And finally RAF Lyneham from the 7th January 1956 to 13th November 1956 exit RAF into civi street.
Present Location
My location is Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Email Address
Paul.hingley[]talk21.com   or   phingley[]rim.com
Looking for
All those that may have known my late father as I am currently researching his time spent in the RAF, any stories or pictures would be welcomed.  
Message
I have noticed a couple of pictures that appear on this website's 'Photo Album' with my father featured in them and I am keen to fine out more information.  Page three 205 Group Communications Flight Ground Crew, August 1955, my father is forth in from the left back row, and on page thirteen two chaps pictured on the old Canal Road, my father is the one on the right.  Paul Hingley.
Date posted on site
11 January 07


Name
Terry (Taff) Harrison
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

7 Coy R.A.S.C.  Keren Camp, Fanara
1951-1952
Present Location
Ontario, Canada
Email Address
noteharrison[]cogeco.ca
Looking for
Ken Kingston and Taff Davies
Message
Or anyone else from 7 coy, 1951 - 1952
Date posted on site
08 January 07


Name
John Brannan
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Tel el Kebir. First Battalion Buffs or (Royal East Kent Regiment)
1951
Present Location
New Zealand
Email Address
johnhealer[]paradise.net.nz
Looking for
Anyone from my old Regiment
Message
Living on my own, I would enjoy getting e-mails from anyone who was out in the Canal Zone, whether male or female.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
07 January 07


Name
Jack  'Yorky'  Bryan
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

1st Inf div Provost Co, RMP.  Moascar, Fayid and Kabrit Point.
Oct 1951 to Mar 1953
Present Location
Leeds
Email Address
longjack4[]live.com.
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me from those days.
Message
If you remember me, please get in touch.
Date posted on site
02 January 07


Name
Jay Rockley
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

2 Squadron, Royal Signals. Fayid. M.E.L.F.15.
1952 - 1953.
Present Location
Nottingham
Email Address
g.rockley[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Alex Mcphee, or anyone from that time.
Message
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
20 December 06


Name
Graham Wills
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

26th Fld Regt. R. A. Geneifa. M.E.L.F. 27
1953 -1955
Present Location
Canada
Email Address
grahwills[]aol.com
Looking for
Cyril Tuckley, - Ron Burgess, - Arthur Flack, - Tony Tothill and Yorky Bates.
Message
Any of you, please get in touch with me.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
12 December 06


Name
Tony House.  (S.A.C.)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF Deversoir.  Ground Signals.
Nov.1951 - May 1954
Present Location
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Email Address
thouse4[]telus.net
Looking for
Anyone who may have been there at that time.
Message
Can't remember too many names, but please get in touch with me.
Date posted on site
05 December 06


Name
John Cox
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

181 Ind Light Battery. Kabrit MELF 27
1953 to 1955
Present Location
Somerset
Email Address
jack.cox[]virgin.net
Looking for
Ron Sills at Winchester and Pat Sloan,  London 
Message
Would be nice to here from you both.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)  
Date posted on site
15 November 06


Name
Warwick Cleverley
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Fanara. 1st Bn. Durham Lt. Infantry.
1953 - 1955 
Present Location
   Ballina N.S.W. Australia.  (Originally from Ruislip, Middlesex)
Email Address
djangophile[]bigpond.com
Looking for
Fred Bush or anyone else who were with Signals Platoon during that time.
Message
I would be interested to hear from you.
Date posted on site
13 November 06


Name
Dave Bale
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

I was at El Hamra with 51 MT Coy
 Jan 1952 until Jun 1954
Present Location
In my native Devon
Email Address
djbale[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Dave Jackson,  Alec Holness,  Bill (Ginger) Friar,  Alex Keay and Cliff Parker.
Message
Have met and keep in contact with several of the former MTSF boys, we have an annual reunion each September and I write an occasional News Sheet.  In touch with Phill Addison, Korky Calkin, Ken Rickard, Jo (Ern) Stafford, John Stanford, Blossom, Ken Yelf  and lots of the earlier generation. Taff Leyman and Paddy Tweed died some time ago.
Get in touch mates.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
29 October 06


Name
Donald Stott   (2542918 LAC)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

HQ 205 Group RAF.   Accommodated at RAF Abyad.
January - December 1953
Present Location
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Email Address
stottistics[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
Ken Hodder (2542967),  Brian Harris,  Pete Maskrey, and J.C.S.C. (Sydney) Crichton.
Message
Would be happy to make contact with any of you.
Date posted on site
13 October 06


Name
Ian Livingstone
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

107 M.U. RAF Kasfareet. Worked the Mess.
August 1951 - April 1953.
Present Location
Living in Dundee, originally from Glasgow.
Email Address
ian_livingstone[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
Frank Morton from the Crew area, Cliff Pilling from Tring and Jim Wilson from the Raploch area of Stirling.
  Or anyone who remembers me.

Message
I have been searching, but I can only remember a few names,  Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
18 September 06

A contact made !

03 January 07
Hi there Charlie D. I have just made contact with Cliff Pilling (after all this time) and hope to meet him soon,
Keep up the good work. Ian 
   
           


Name
Peter  'Chopper'  Hawkes
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

107 MU. RAF Kasfareet, Ground Maintenance Crew  (Instruments)
1952 - 1954
Present Location
Enfield, Middlesex
Email Address
hawkes.kabrit[]talktalk.net
Looking for
Mike Finnie, John Templeton and anyone on Ground Maintenance, or who remembers me.
Message
If you remember me then please make contact.
Date posted on site
11 September 06

Name
Fred Lee (T/22420955)
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Quebec camp, Fayid. 58 Coy. GHQ (car)
July 1951 - October 1952
Present Location
Co. Donegal.  Ireland
Email Address
fredofraphoe[]eircom.net
Looking for
Anyone from 'C' platoon who remembers me, a Leeds lad.
Message
I was once late picking up CSM Jeffries and caused him to be late on parade for one of those monthly full turn-outs, in front of the whole camp. I got away with it too, though I must apologise to Norman Ayres, who as duty NCO took the blame, SORRY NORMAN !
Date posted on site
06 September 06

Name
Thomas Henry Richardson.  Now deceased.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

Fayid.  Royal Signals.
1953 - 1956
Present Location
--
Email Address
MrCoincidence[]aol.com
Looking for
Anyone who remembers my father as I am researching his past.
Message
Unfortunately my father past away in June 1992, having never spoken much about his service.
The only information I can fathom is from my father's service book and scribblings on the back of old photographs, such as, - one taken by "that tree", - MELF 27, 1 Div. Sigs. Reg., - "C-in-C"?, - Exercise "Atomic Warfare" and operation "Standfast", - a dog called "Scruffy",  - a pal called "Geordie" and The Hippodrome.
As far as I can work out, he had made it to Lance Corporal by, or during, that period, eventually to Sergeant some time later. Thank you.
Thank you Charlie Delta for making this website.
Date posted on site
06 September 06

Name
John Alfred Dean - known as Dixie. Now deceased.
Entry submitted by his daughter Carol.
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

RAF El Firdan and other RAF camps in the Zone, possibly Ismailia, Fayid and Abyad.
1948 -1951
Present Location
--
Email Address
cstart[]psiag.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who knew Dixie or can help me with details for the research into my father's time in the Canal Zone.
Message
I was born in the Canal Zone and unfortunately Dad (Dixie) passed away some years ago. I am now trying to research his service in the Zone.  In 1949 we lived in the Married Quarters at Ismailia. His RAF Number was 359319 and his rank on de-mob, (April 1961) was Chief Technician, his trade was Aircraft Carpenter. 
He was awarded the following medals: - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, General Service Medal with Palestine Clasp (1945/48), Defence Medal, War Medal.
Any help with my research would be really appreciated. If anyone who can remember him from his time at El Firdan, Ismailia, Fayid or Abyad, please contact me at the above e-mail address.
Thank you, Carol Start.
Date posted on site
27 August 06

Name
Tony Lynham
Stationed at Camp,
Unit and Dates

33rd Parachute Fd Regt RA  at El Ballah
1954
Present Location
--
Email Address
tonylynham[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Anyone who knew me or was out there with the 33rd Parachute Fd Regt RA
Message
I was probably known by playing a guitar and singing rubbish songs for the lads whether they liked it or not.
Oh incidentally, whilst in Cyprus on a scheme, I managed to shoot the gear stick off a One ton Humber truck with a 303 rifle.  My Sgt Maj was not too pleased about that. The word went out far and near, believe me.
14 days pay stopped.
Date posted on site
21 August 06

Name
David Allen.  2717172
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF Kabrit  (Air Traffic Control)
1954 - 1955

Present Location
Leeds
Email Address
dw.allen[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Brian Jones (Cheadle) - Archie Woods (Faversham) - Kevin Brennan (Halifax),
and any others in ATC from those far off days.

Message
It would be great to hear from any of you.
Date posted on site
02 July 06

Name
John Albert Knight  -  22957864
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
3rd Infantry Division, Royal Corps of Signals. Mackworth Camp, North Camp, Moascar Garrison
(MELF 26)
1954.

Present Location
--
Email Address
My contact e-mail is:-  triciafaulkner[]btinternet.com
Looking for
I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Message
My callsign was 'Knight Owl' and my nick-name was 'Bogie.'
Date posted on site
22 June 06

Name
Doug Nice
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
39 Fld. Sqd. Royal Engineers.
Serving time at the following places, Moascar, Lake Timsah, Deversoir, and Abul Sultan.
1952 - 1954

Present Location
--
Email Address
doug[]drnice.e7even.com
Looking for
Brian Miller, - Keith Williams, - Stan Preece, - Mark Blight, - Stan Stanton, - Springett, - Alan Cooper.
Message
For short periods as I was employed with a unit of Seychelles Pioneers, building cookhouses and concrete bases for tents and various other projects to try and make life a bit easier for all concerned.
It would be nice to meet up with some of the friends I made out there and talk about the ‘good old days.’
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
06 June 06

Name
Brendan Cottrell S.A.C.
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Served with No. 84 Squadron at R.A.F. Fayid  and R.A.F. Abu Sueir.
From November, 1953 to March, 1956

Present Location
--
Email Address
brendancottrell[]blueyonder.co.uk.
Looking for
Any ex 84 Squadron who served at the same time as me, November 1953 to March 1956.
Message
I would love to hear from you.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
09 May 06

Name
 SAC 'Ernie' Berkshire.  4056190
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF Fayid: Billet 62.  204 and 84 Sqdns
1951- 1953

Present Location
Calverton, Bucks
Email Address
robing6rsc[]aol.com
Looking for
4055704 Alan H Preston  and anyone else who remembers me. - (Bill Simpson - Pete Lazell etc)
Message
I am in touch with John Collier, Air Sig Gordon Heasman and Andy Andrews, but would like to contact more before we all become ' time expired '. I was involved with the RAF Fayid Ballet and Opera Circle on Thursday nights at the YMCA. with Bill, Alan, the two Peters, and 'Long John Collier' who I have just recently visited, and anybody else I may have forgotten.
Date posted on site
07 May 06

Name
22765372 Gnr  Peter  'Tommo'  Thomas
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Geneifa.  Aracan Camp, 26th Field Reg. Royal Artillery, 17 batt 'C' troop.
19th May 1953 to 9th Jan 1955.

Present Location
Buxted, East Sussex, U.K.
Email Address
via my son,  mikethomas7[]msn.com
Looking for
Geordie O'Brien,  John Loosley,  Alan Wood,  George Chard,  Jonny Adams,  Jock Armstrong,
Harry Burwood,  2nd Lt Peter Spencer
and anyone else that knew me.

Message

Date posted on site
07 May 06

Name
Harry Green  (Deceased)
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Royal Signals
Unsure of camp name etc. He served in MELF between 1952 - 1955.

Present Location
Adelaide, South Australia since 1971
Email Address
steven.ayris[]bigpond.com.au
Looking for
I am looking for anyone who may have known or served with Dad.
Message
My name is Lesley Ayris, daughter of Harry.  My Dad passed away 12 years ago and I am trying to research his past.  If anyone has information please contact me.
Date posted on site
07 May 06

Name
Bert  'Jock'  Morrow
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Orderly Room Cpl, R.A.O.C. HQ Base Vehicle Depot (Egypt) at Tel el Kebir.
June 1953 - November 1955.
Recalled for Suez Crisis 1956.
Diverted to Cyprus from Canal Zone to HQ Orderly Room 625 Ordnance Depot, Famagusta.
Present Location
Scotland and Turkey
Email Address
bertmorrow[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Any of the lads that were posted to Tel el Kebir as I would personally have interviewed them on arrival.
Message
After documentation they would be posted to their coy's and then report to the QM Stores for their tropical kit where they would have met Norman Brody a fellow member of this website.   I carried out duties as Parts  I & II
Orders clerk for all ranks including officers and I have a great memory for names and a few faces.
These days I try to find old pals (young at the time in Egypt) of both RAOC and REME who were attached to us and I am grateful for the REME databases and assistance given by my REME friend Jim Wilberforce who is also a member of this website.   Useful points to remember when trying to trace your pals, always supply the name of your commanding officer, your adjutant, your company commander, your RSM, your WOII/Staff/Sgt in charge of where you worked. All the best of luck in tracing old friends.

Date posted on site
23 April 06

Name
Norman  'Geordie'  Phillips
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF Deversoir and RAF Ismailia --- Photo Unit (PPS)
Present Location
Newcastle upon Tyne.
Email Address
norman[]phillips2486.freeserve.co.uk
Looking for
Geoff Lightfoot, - Roy Merchant, - Alun Davies, - Ray Jones.
Message
Anyone who remembers me from PPS please get in touch.
Date posted on site
15 April 06

Name
George Brace
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
3 L of C Signal Regiment, Royal Signals at Tel el Kebir, 1952 to 1953.
Then Moascar in 1953 where I stayed until my return to the UK in 1955.

Present Location
Stockton-on-Tees
Email Address
george.bowling[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Any ex 3 L of C Signal Regiment members who were at TeK or Moascar.
Message
I would be pleased to hear from you.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
13 April 06

Name
George Richardson
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Tel el Kebir, 1st Batt: South Staffordshire Regt.
1954 - 1955

Present Location
Billingham, Teesside, Cleveland
Email Address
oldfart1928[]hotmail.com
Looking for
Any member of the Signal Pltn.
Message

Date posted on site
13 April 06

Name
Roy Nicholson.  4063722
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
R.A.F. El Firdan.  9 MTB.
1951 - 1954
Present Location
Wigan, Lancashire
Email Address
debmarch[]blueyonder.co.uk   (Daughter's e-mail address.)
Looking for
Ron Harrison
Message
If anyone knows Ron's whereabouts, please tell him about this and contact me through my daughter's e-mail address.  I would really like to get in touch with him.
Date posted on site
10 April 06

Name
Reg Potterton
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
R.A.S.C. GSI HQ BTE, Moascar
1954 - 1956

Present Location
I live in Florida, thinking about going home.
Email Address
REPO540[]aol.com 
Looking for
Big Jim.   Geordie Imray.   Ken Old.   Pancho Chamberlain.   Johnny Scase.   David Steen.
And any old muckers from Moacsar barracks.
Message
All the best to you all.  
Date posted on site
28 March 06

Name
Terry Sullivan
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
10 BOD Geneifa MT Coy 6 Platoon
1952 - 1954

Present Location
London, same street since 1941
Email Address
ttpsullivan[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone from 6 platoon, or anyone who remembers The Geneifa Jazz Band.
Message
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
28 March 06

Name
4130247  Ray Penney
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF Kasfareet, No 2 PSCO Wing.
Sept 1953 - Jan 1956

Present Location
Cramlington, Northumberland
Email Address
RPENNEY01[]aol.com
Looking for
Any old mates who would like a chat after all this time.
Message
Anyone remember RAF Booker?
Date posted on site
21 March 06

A contact made !
05 September 06.
Hi Charlie,  -  Just a little e-mail to let you know I met up with an old mate from Kasfareet, Harry Parish, so we had a good old chin wag about old days at Kasfareet.  Keep up the good work, I will keep on surfing.
Best wishes, Ray Penney.


Name
22836592 Roy  'Shiny'  Steele
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
2 AGRA Sigs Sqn, Ferry Point, and 1 Inf Div Sigs Regt, Fayid
1953 - 1955

Present Location
--
Email Address
roystee.1[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Mike Double,  Les Gilbert,  Ron Carswell,  'Jock' McCourt, or anyone that remembers me.
Message
I would love to hear from any of the old crowd from these camps.
Date posted on site
19 March 06

Name
Alex Ford, Cpl.  ( R.A.F.)
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
I am not a Suez Veteran, but my Father served in the Zone.
Present Location
Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering. RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton.
Email Address
alexuk32[]aol.com
Looking for
ex RAF personnel who served at El Firdan in 1953
Message
I am a currently serving member of the Royal Air Force and am seeking ex RAF personnel who served at El Firdan in 1953 for a special 'RAF History, Knowledge and Information' event which will be held in October at RAF Cosford, near Wolverhampton.
Of particular interest would be anyone who can remember Cpl Jim Ford who served
at El Firdan at that time.  If you served at El Firdan please e-mail me for details of the event.
Date posted on site
07 March 06

Name
John Davan  (SAC)
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
No 1 S.O.R. Ismailia.
1951 - 1952

Present Location
Ontario, Canada
Email Address
jed040[]hotmail.com
Looking for
Ken Haslam, Leslie Reynard, Peter Thomas, Chunky Bower, Roy Lunn, Whitehead, Blackwell, Howell.
Message
I would like to hear from you, or anyone who was a Fighter Plotter at that time.
Date posted on site
01 March 06

Name
Brian Cowburn
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
R.A.F. Fanara 1953 to early 1954, and then R.A.F. Kasfareet, (107MU.) 1954 -1955, Billets 15 and 16.
Present Location
Bolton, Lancashire
Email Address
brian.cowburn[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Keith (Titch) Withnall, - Barrie (Baz) Beebie, - Dougie Bennet, - Roy Pegram and Les Parkinson. 
Message
Hoping to hear from anyone who served at similar dates / R.A.F. bases.
Also, anyone who was at R.A.F. stations, West Kirby, Stafford [16 MU ] or Weeton [All 1952 ].
Date posted on site
14 February 06

Name
Ron Tucker
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
At R.A.F. Abu Sueir as a wireless mechanic in the Signals section
1950 - 1951

Present Location
--
Email Address
rontucker[]onetel.com
Looking for
Johnny Harrison, R.A.A. Teleprinter operator, or Charlie Emery, Army signals.
Message
Also would like to hear from anyone who was there at that time.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
12 February 06

Name
George Ginn
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF Kasfareet RTD unit, then moved to RAF Abyad serving with 205 Group communications flight.
1953 - 1955

Present Location
Soham, Cambs
Email Address
richelennook[]aol.com
Looking for
I would like to contact Aurbrey Gliddon, - Paddy Lynchand and Ron King from Kasfareet and
Paul Crowe, - John Smith, - John Purling and Ted Kell from Abyad.

Message
Message for Paul,  please get in touch wherever you are, I can't seem to locate you in the Norwich area. 
Date posted on site
12 February 06

A contact made !

01 January 07
Hello Charlie, letting you know that John Purling, one of the lads I am looking for, has read this entry and has been in touch with me.  Thank you. George Ginn.


Name
Peter Shirley
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
40 Company, Fanara.
Present Location
Retired in Essex
Email Address
pjshirley[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
I would like to hear from Ron Shirley
Message
And anyone else who remembers me.
Date posted on site
04 February 06

Name
22396746 L/Cpl Ken Harris 
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
156 Transit Camp Port Fouad.  (Permanent Staff)  R.A.S.C.
January 1950 to August 1952
Present Location
Harlow, Essex
Email Address
kenneth.harris2[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Anyone associated with 156 Transit Camp, or may have passed through it.
Message
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
01 February 06

Name
  Harry Parish
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
107 MU.  P.A.S.C.O.  R.A.F. Kasfareet.
1953 - 1955.

Present Location
Cannock, Staffordshire.
Email Address
howard_parish[]msn.com
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me.
Message
Just wish to go down memory lane occasionally.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
26 January 06

Name
Ronald Tomlin 
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
4O Company R.A.S.C. Inv. Div. Fayid.
1951/1953

Present Location
--
Email Address
rt22479089[]yahoo.co.uk
Looking for
It would nice to find out if there is anyone who remembers me.
Message
I remember Ted Mathews,  Tony Thorn,  Sid Kneebone,  Sgt Edwards  and  Cpl Greaves.
My demob group was 5108.

Date posted on site
11 January 06

Name
Gordon Neave
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Keren Camp 40 coy RASC. 1st Inf Div transport.
1952-1954

Present Location
Herstmonceux, East Sussex
Email Address
gordongneave[]hotmail.co.uk
Looking for
Anybody who remembers me.
Message
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
05 January 06

Name
Brian  'Mo'  Watts
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
10 Base Ordnance Geneifa. R.A.O.C.
1953 to 1955

Present Location
Leicester
Email Address
b.m.watts[]tesco.net
Looking for
22756359 Cpl Kenneth Fuller of the R.A.O.C.
Message
We were stationed together at 10 Base Ordnance Geneifa from 1953 to 1955, we ran the 10 BOD bookshop in 1954.  He lived in the London area, I have been trying to find him for nearly 6 months and have searched through many phone directories without any luck.  Can anyone help?
Date posted on site
02 January 06

Name
3509337 CPL  Peters ( Pete )
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF Deversoir  December 1953 - December 1954.
RAF Fayid  December 1954 - January 1956.
With secondment to RAF Abu Sueir for about a month.

Present Location
Somerset
Email Address
ivorpeters[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone that may remember me.
Message
I would welcome any contact.
Date posted on site
02 January 06

Name
Tony Kent
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Life Guards, (4 & 7 Troop) Balaclava Camp, Fanara, and later Moascar.
1954 - 1956

Present Location
Derbyshire
Email Address
No computer, so please send emails via Richard Woolley.  rdwoolley.suezcz[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Mike Furnell, (Armourer) - Tony Jarlett, (4 Troop) and Bill Campbell, (4 Troop)
Message
It would be great to hear from any of you. If you e-mail Richard, he will pass on any message.
I am already in touch with Derek Sissons, - Jim Nicholls, - Allan Bennett, and Bob Ford.

Date posted on site
04 December 05

A contact made !

18 October 2006
I am one of Tony’s old army pals who served with him in the Canal Zone between 1954 & 1956.
My name is Tony Jarlett and I now live in Cambridgeshire, Nr Peterborough.
Please tell him I look forward to hearing from him soon.
Tony Jarlett.
15 November 2009
I have been told that Tony has now been contacted with another four of his old pals through this entry.


Name
Peter Caddy
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RASC.  104 Sup. Plt. El Ballah and 119 Sup. Plt. Moascar.
1951 to 1953.

Present Location
British Columbia, Canada
Email Address
shelac[]uniserve.com
Looking for
David  Timms.
Message
David if you see this give me a call, I have been looking for you for 4 years now.
There's lots of  David Timms in the UK I know, I have called 45 by phone. 

Date posted on site
29 November 05

Name
Roy Bushell 
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Short time in El Kirsh, then the C.A.B.S. [Canal Army Bus Service] Moascar.
1951 to 1953

Present Location
Basildon, Essex
Email Address
broybush[]aol.com
Looking for
Any of the C.A.B.S. crews.
Message
Would love to hear from you.
Date posted on site
28 November 05

Name
Jack Hopwood
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
3 L of C, Signal Regiment ( ACC Attached)   Moascar.
1952 - 1954
Present Location
Kent, England
Email Address
jands2[]tiscali.co.uk
Looking for
Any ACC personnel or members of the Signals Boxing team.
Message
I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or who was in that camp from 1952 - 1954
Date posted on site
24 November 05

Name
George Jurish
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
109MU. RAF Abyad
Present Location
Retired and living in Bristol (UK)
Email Address
gj007e6694[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
Any of the guys who might remember me from the old days! Including any of you
Welfare Bus Service wallahs!

Message
I have already been reunited with John Grant and Grahame Martin, and it was a gas!!!
Any other guys out there, give me a bell - I'd love to hear from you. Saida!!

Date posted on site
19 November 05

Name
Brian Smith
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF Deversoir  1952 - 1954.
Also at Golden Sands FamaG. 1954. PTI

Present Location
France
Email Address
montorgueb[]wanadoo.fr
Looking for
Johnnie who served as an electrician at RAF Deversoir 1952 - 1953, then got posted to RAF Amman.
Got married to Nancy Sinclair from Newcastle in the WRAC stationed at Fayid. I was his best man.
Johnie's Dad ran a Pub (The Wheatsheaf??) on the Brighton Road.

Message
Hitch Hiking by plane ring a bell Johnnie?
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
19 November 05

Name
Tony Tolan
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
5355 Wing Airfield Construction.
RAF Stations Kasfareet - Abyad - Fayid and El Hamra.
1951 - 1954

Present Location
Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Email Address
tonytolan[]barclaycourt.fsnet.co.uk
Looking for
Any of the lads who served with me, Pete Leadbetter, Stan Cox, and the merry band of Geordies.
Message
If you remember me lads, please get in touch.
Date posted on site
19 November 05

Name
4092724  Pete Crossley
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF El Firdan
Sept 1953 until its closure in 1955

Present Location
Shepshed, Leicestershire
Email Address
peter.crossley1[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
I am searching for any old comrades, especially from El Firdan.
Message
I am Chairman of a small group of ex El Firdan Veterans. Now over 100 strong we are always seeking more old comrades.  We have a group web site, with hundreds of photographs both old and new.
If you would like a peek into our little domain, please e-mail me.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
08 November 05

Name
Jim Wilberforce
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
3 Inf Workshop REME,  Shandur & Fanara.
Jan 1956 - Sept 1955

Present Location
St Helens, Merseyside
Email Address
james[]jwilberforce3.wanadoo.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who was at 3 Inf Workshop on the above dates.
Message
Would look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers me, or not as the case may be.
Date posted on site
01 November 05

Name
John Chase
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
No.1 Company,  R.A.S.C.  Fayid.  Clerk in the Statistical Branch at G.H.Q.
 1951 - 1952

Present Location
Lowestoft, Suffolk.  Retired.
Email Address
john.chase5[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Anyone from tent C12 or No.1 company.
Message
If you are one of the above, contact me and you would certainly get a reply.
Date posted on site
15 October 05

Name
Gordon Reynolds.
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
2 Base W/S  T.E.K. and No 1 Port W/S, Port Said.  R.E.M.E
1952 - 1953.

Present Location
Norwich,  Norfolk
Email Address
gordon[]washy500.fsnet.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me.
Message
If anyone does remember me, please get in touch.     Many thanks Charlie, it's a good site.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
13 October 05

Name
John  (Shiner) Coleman
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
181 Ind Light Batt. R.A.   Deversoir
Present Location
--
Email Address
Johnclmnj[]aol.com
Looking for
I am hoping to find a guy called Geordy Holden who was my dear friend.
Message
If you could put this on your list I would be so pleased.   Ex Sub/Bdr 22538628
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
10 October 05

Name
Peter King
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
40 Coy RASC. 1st Inf Div.
Sept 1952 - July 1954

Present Location
--
Email Address
nigel.king7[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Would like to get into contact with anybody who can remember me, I am in touch with Danny Brown, also a RASC driver during the same period.  Also my brother Herbert (Bert) King of 58 Car Coy based at Fayid.
Message
Please contact me through my sons e-mail address, (above)  for any of us.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
04 October 05

Name
Norman Owen
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
26th Field, R. A.  Geneifa
1952 - 1954

Present Location
Chorley, Lancashire.
Email Address
norman.owen[]totalise.co.uk
Looking for
Allan Skillicorn, I.O.M. -  Gunner Brownlee, and anyone else who remembers me.
Message
These people will be in their 70s, it would be great to hear from one of them.
Date posted on site
01 October 05

Name
Eric Todd.
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
107 MU. RAF Kasfareet.  Station Orderly Room.
June 1953 to Dec 1955.

Present Location
Seaton Carew, Hartlepool.
Email Address
erictodd33[]aol.com
Looking for
Anyone who worked in Station Headquarters during the above dates.
Message
If you remember me please email me.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
27 September 05

A contact made !




Another contact made !
29 Jan 07
Hi Charlie,
I was delighted on Saturday / Sunday when not being able to sleep I logged on and found an email from
Alan Rose who had found my details on your site. Take care mate, you are doing a great job there.  Eric Todd.


15 October 07
Hi Charlie,
Once again I have had the pleasure of receiving an email on Saturday 13th Oct 07. from one of my former friends at 107 MU. namely Don Maddocks who worked in Station Headquarters.   He had been looking through the 'Where are you now' list and spotted my name.  Thanks Charlie for a wonderful site.  It is great to hear from old friends after so many years. Eric.


Name
Harold J Webber.  (Harry Webber)  22425458 Sapper.
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
El Ballah, Fayid (Minden Camp) and Moascar
as a Drv/Op with SHQ Troop,16 Fld Sqdn, 35 Corps Engineer Regt.
April 1951 to October 1952.

Present Location
Portsmouth, UK.
Email Address
harry.webber[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Sgt.Stan "Di-bach" Evans. (16 Fld.Sqd.MT Sgt). A buddy who, as most Welshman can, could really sing, (with or without Stella). I was N.S. but Stan was a Regular and was posted with the Squadron to Cyprus.  Lost touch after 1952. I still have a good photo of us both taken in a studio in Ismailia.
Also would like to trace Bob Strange, Ron Buckley, Paddy McClochlan, George Gee and
Cpl 'Robbo' Robson.
 We all were Regt. Signallers as well as Drivers.

Message
If any of you guys are still around, or anyone from 16 Fld Sqdn, and fancy a chat, please email me lads.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
27 September 05

Name
Jack Males  (Craftsman)
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
El Kirsh, with 16th REME Airborne.
1952 to 1954
Present Location
Manchester
Email Address
dunc[]fire-hire.co.uk
Looking for
Anyone who served under Sgt Major Joe Fortune or who remembers me.
Message
I am trying to locate any of the people I served with.  Please get in touch.
Date posted on site
26 September 05

Name
Barry Lea
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Royal Air Force Fayid.  2nd. Line Servicing, Aircraft Electrictian.
June 1953  - 1956.
Present Location
Semi-retired.  Technical advisor to the pest control industry.
Email Address
Mbl1934[]aol.com
Looking for
Anybody I worked with in the Electrical or Instrument Section.
Message
If you are still in the land of the living, please get in touch.
Date posted on site
14 September 05

Name
Anthony  (Dixie)  Dean
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF Abyad.  109 MU
Present Location
Seattle, WA. USA
Email Address
Secmast[]aol.com.
Looking for
Terry W Smith Junior 
Message
We worked together at 109 MU.  (I really enjoyed the pics on this website.)
Date posted on site
23 August 05

Name
Les Bird
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Ismailia  1951 - 1952
then Fayid GHQ  1952 - 1954

Present Location
Surrey
Email Address
princejpt[]hotmail.co.uk
Looking for
Peter Fleming (who used to live in Leeds) we worked together at Fayid.
Last saw you at Woking train station on demob.

Message
Would like to get in touch, please email me.
Date posted on site
23 August 05

Name
Peter Hall
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
208 Squadron. RAF Abu Sueir.
1953 -1955

Present Location
Derbyshire
Email Address
beryl.hall1[]ntlworld.com
Looking for
Anyone who worked with me in the MT Section at Abu Sueir
Message
If you know me I would like you to contact me.
Date posted on site
13 August 05

Name
James Kemp
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Royal Army Pay Corps.  Regimental Pay Office at Fayid.
1951-1953  

Present Location
Abronhill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Email Address
ignis[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
Maurice Kingston or Jimmy Upfold who both served with me.
Message
My Service no was 22474802
Date posted on site
02 August 05

Name
Colin Hodges
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
9 BAD, Abu Sultan.
1955

Present Location
Bristol
Email Address
colinhod[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
Pete Davis,  Norman Harper  and  Hamilton Dalziel.
Message
Hope you are still in the land of the living. Perhaps you were, as I was, a friend of  Charlie Duke.
If you think you know me please get in contact.   I was at that time tall and very good looking.

Date posted on site
29 July 05

Name
Pete Cooper
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
78 Squadron, RAF Fayid.
1951 - 1954

Present Location
Derby, England.
Email Address
Innsworthpete[]aol.com
Looking for
All ex members of 78 Squadron. 1951 - 1954
Message
Anyone still with us and wishing to renew old friendships please get in touch.Have found 7 others so far.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
26 July 05

Name
Tom Eldridge 
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
R.E.M.E. attached to 3rd Btn Coldstream Guards in Tel el Kebir and Fanara.
1950 - 1953.

Present Location
Living in Sterling, Virginia
Email Address
mimidadad[]aol.com 
Looking for
Anyone who served in the M.T. platoon from January 1950 to May 1953.
In particular Basher Bates,  Benny Carter,  Smurthwaite and Cpl Mac Wray.

Message
I was briefly in touch with Nobby Clark and I had a letter from Gerry Cartmale.
Date posted on site
25 July 05
17th January 2009
Tom, please let me know your current e-mail address, someone wants to contact you.

Name
Wilfred Garside.  No. 4043706
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
208 Sqdn,  Abu Sueir.
1952 - 1955.

Present Location
Living in West Australia
Email Address
wil747[]bigpond.net.au
Looking for
Anyone from 208 Squadron
Message
To any of the refuelling tanker drivers, "Hey guys, look me up."
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
24 July 05

Name
Gerry Moreton
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
R A F Deversoir
Present Location
Wirral, Merseyside
Email Address
ged5678[]hotmail.com
Looking for
Any mates from Dev
Message
In August 1952, I went to Cyprus on leave aboard the ss Charlton Star together with another airman called John. During the crossing, we palled up with 4 soldiers whose names I forget but I think one of them was also called John. At Famagusta we decided against staying at Golden Sands camp and instead lodged with an Armenian family who made us very welcome. The lady we knew as Mrs. B. and her 3 lovely children were Sonia, Jack and
Boris. It would be great to hear from any of those soldiers.

Date posted on site
05 July 05

Name
Grahame Martin
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
RAF Abyad.
1953 - 1955

Present Location
 Chorges in the Haut Alpes.
Email Address
graham.martin[]wanadoo.fr
Looking for
SAC Roy Goodwin from Yorkshire, and anyone else who served in Tech Control at RAF Abyad at that time.
If you are still around Roy it would be interesting to see how we have both fared over the past 50 years.
Message
1/ There are a few Suez Veterans in France, as I have found out from French News (a monthly English language newspaper published here in France – 30,000 circulation).( www.french-news.com ) It would be interesting perhaps, in 2006, the magic 50 years after the final departure from Suez – but before the 6 day affair,) perhaps to have a reunion – lunch or dinner or even a weekend in France. Could this idea be put forward? France is a large country, BUT they have an efficient public transport system and food and wine is considerably less expensive (and better!).  The logical place would be Paris – all rail, road, and air links lead to it – but there is also Lyon – Air France hub, direct fast trains – even from UK – and Burgundy is the gastronomic capital of France. With my contacts I would be prepared to help to organise some part of it and return north for the event or weekend itself.

2/  
To anyone related to LAC A.R. (Buzz) May – aged 19 - who was killed in August 1955 on the Treaty Road outside Royal Air Force, Abyad.  – I have a couple of colour photos of his beautifully flowered, final resting place in the tranquillity of the Fayid Military Cemetery that I could email if they would like.
I believe he came from somewhere in the Nottingham area.

Date posted on site
16 June 05

Name
Ian Rinn
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Hodgsons Camp.   Timsah.  Moascar.  Shandur.
Present Location
France
Email Address
ian.rinn[]wanadoo.fr
Looking for
Clive Richardson
Message
Clive, we were REME  LAD  together  51 to 53. See " Photo Album " page 5 of this website. You are on the photo  " Oops "  with the QL lying on its side.  We pulled it up with our Scammel, ( 2nd Photo )  back on its wheels. Hope that you will read this and drop me a line.
Thanks Charlie, and keep up the good work. Ian. 
Date posted on site
04 March 05
A contact made !
03 October 06
Thank you for all the work you have done on this. Thanks to you I've found young Ian Rinn in France.  He was on the same course as me in 1951. Jack  Holden.  ex REME  3rd inf wk/sp Shandur 51/53


Name
2813774  LACW Thomazin Nancy Mc Kerrow, Nee Mather.
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
109 Maintenance Unit, RAF Abyad (WRAF)
1952 - 1953

Present Location
Kaiapoi, New Zealand.
Email Address
Please email me via Jim Beedle at:  jimbee1[]xtra.co.nz
Looking for
 I would like to hear from Olive Ross, or anyone else who remembers me.
Message
I was in the Canal Zone from 25-5-52 until 24-9-53.
Thank you for the chance to post this here, Jim will take any mail and pass it on to me.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
01 March 05


Name
Terry Brown.  Also known as Rev
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
El Ballah  and  El Kirsh.   34 Co. RASC.
1951 - 1953.

Present Location
Great Barr, Nr Birmingham, West Midlands
Email Address
howanjean[]blueyonder.co.uk
Looking for
I should be more than pleased to hear from anyone who was out there with me.
Message
I was with a great bunch of lads and had some great times with them.  Had no contact from any of them as yet, but still hoping for success.  We were for most of the time dock clearing from Port Said to almost every where in the Canal Zone delivering the goods from the docks.  We were also towing vehicles from Tel el Kebir to Port Said for dumping in the Mediterranean.
Date posted on site
12 Feb. 05

Name
Pat  B  Philip
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Moascar,  Fayid & El Ballah.  All 3 L of C Signals Unit.  February 1953 thru December 1954.
(Also Tripoli, Libya, but as a civilian from December 1954.)
Present Location
Vancover Island, BC.  Canada.
Email Address
asfamar[]shaw.ca
Looking for
Anyone from those days.
Message
Excellent site.  Hope it results in making contacts.
Date posted on site
06 Feb. 05

Name
Ron Devlin.  Also known as Boogie.
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
3 L of C. Royal Signals, Moascar Garrison
Present Location
 Austin, Minnesota U S A.  (Originally from Dundee, Scotland)
Email Address
scottydundee[]hotmail.com
Looking for
Would like to contact anyone who was in the M.T. Unit, Moascar
Message
I was there from 1952 to 1955.
Date posted on site
20 Jan. 05

Name
22604474 Cfn. Alan Webb  (ex R.E.M.E.)
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
El Ballah.  9th Infantry Workshops. R.E.M.E.
1952 - 1953
Present Location
Ontario, Canada
Email Address
al474scz[]kos.net
Looking for
Anyone who remembers me at 9th. Inf / Wks in 1952 - 1953.  I was an armourer there.
Message
If you were there, please drop me an email, would love to hear from you.
(P.S. A great site Charlie, thank you for all the work you are doing to get old Army mates back together.)
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
(Not just old Army mates Alan, but all of the services. Charlie)
Date posted on site
04 Dec. 04

Name
4106438 SAC Donald Leek.  Also known as Chico
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
13 Squadron (PR), RAF Kabrit. Eng Mech.
1953 - 1955

Present Location
Martinsville, Indiana, USA
Email Address
leekfam[]scican.net
Looking for
Any ex pats who served with 13 Sqdn at Kabrit, (huts 101 - 102,) especially the whereabouts
of my old pal SAC Bill Perriton of Staines, Middlesex

Message
Received my GSM Canal Medal which now partners the GSM Kenya, (awarded to me in 1955) while serving on detachment in Nairobi.  Thanks to all who worked so hard that recognition for these gallant group of servicemen and women was finally made.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
04 Dec. 04

Name
408842 SAC Peter Odell.  Also known as Trigger
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
13 Squadron (PR), RAF Kabrit. Eng Mech.
1952 - 1955

Present Location
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Email Address
petri[]shaw.ca
Looking for
Any ex pats who served with 13 Sqdn at Kabrit, (huts 101 - 102,) 1952 - 1955, especially the whereabouts of my old pal SAC Ginger Chalk.
Message
Have received my GSM Suez Canal Medal.  Thanks to all those who worked for recognition of all the servicemen and women who served in the SCZ during this period.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
03 Dec. 04

Name
22839940 Pte. Norman Brody
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Base Vehicle Depot.  Tel el Kebir
1953 -1955

Present Location
Living in Denmark, Retired
Email Address
brody[]fasttvnet.dk  (This is my new e-mail address.)
Looking for
Anyone who knew me, I worked in the Quartermasters stores BVD(E) TeK 
Message
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Date posted on site
04 Nov. 04

Name
Gwynn Felton
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
Tel el Kebir and Qassassin.  1st Batt. The Buffs
Present Location
Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
Email Address
gwynnfelton[]bigpond.com
Looking for
Anyone from The Buffs who were there. Particularly Pete Brazier and Tom Carvalho.
Message
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Date posted on site
03 Nov. 04

Name
Anne Ammundsen (nee Anne Newton)  Daughter of a Suez Veteran
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
El Ballah, El Kirsh and Moascar January 1951 to February 1953 when we returned to the UK on the Empire Ken. (Lessons continued on board!)
Present Location
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Email Address
Please be kind enough to email Charlie, the Website manager,  (who might be kind enough to forward any [unlikely to arise] messages from schoolmates on to me ?)
Looking for
Any Service child who was at school with me in the above locations (at one school there were just the three of us aged about 13, 10 and me at 6 - 7 years)!
Message
Another useful website for finding people is: Telephone, Fax, Email and Address Resources at the following website which you could copy and paste into your browser. http://homepages.enterprise.net/mikehough/TPC/phone_fax_email_address.html
Date posted on site
01 Nov. 04

Name
Richard (Dick) Woolley
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
MT Section, 205 Group HQ. RAF Abyad.
1953 -1956

Present Location
The Derbyshire Dales
Email Address
rdwoolley.suezcz[]btinternet.com
Looking for
Ernie Graham,  ex RAF Driver. At that time his home address was Workington (?) Cumbria.
Message
If you get to know about this Ernie, please get in touch.  We never did bump into each other on the A6 !!
Date posted on site
01 Nov. 04

Name
22231283   James Beedles  Also known as Scouse
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
4 coy RASC Fanara.  211 Mauritian Provo Coy, as ACC cook.
Nov 1949 - Nov 1952.
Present Location
Kaiapoi, New Zealand since I left the NZ Army in 1957
Email Address
jimbee1[]xtra.co.nz
Looking for
Anyone who knew me, or served in those units.
Message
Please get in touch, I would like to hear from you.
Date posted on site
01 Nov. 04

Name
John Dodd
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
EL Ballah 1951.  Moascar 1951 - 1952.  Fayid 1952 - 1953.  Cyprus 1953 - 1954.  Fayid 1954.
Present Location
Adelaide,  Australia
Email Address
scveteran[]optusnet.com.au
Looking for
Anyone who served in 30 Field Squadron,  35 Field Engineering Regiment
Message
I would like to hear from any Veteran that served in the above squadron and locations on the above dates.
Date posted on site
01 Nov. 04

Name
22575542 Bdr. Derrick Williams
Stationed at:
(Camp, Unit and Dates)
82 Locating Battery RA.  Deversoir - Geneifa - Moascar - Ismailia.
Present Location
Now retired in West Wales
Email Address
derrick.williams4[]btopenworld.com
Looking for
 Any Group 51:15 ex 82 Battery
Message
Any of you out there please get in touch.
(See my other entry on the 'Guest Book' page on this website.)
Date posted on site
27 Oct. 04

The list starts here and works upwards.    Good luck with your search.

                   Charlie Delta.   October 2004.