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11 Independent Field Squadron


Royal Engineers


With thanks to Anthony Catherall 1959-62
Well, do you see the X on the sealine of course you do and you know what it signifies, yes the former base camp at Butterworth, of 11 Independent Field Squadron RE and each morning when we awoke there we had the reverse view looking across to the island of Penang, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, weren't we lucky people?

Image created by
Anthony Catherall
for all you Butterworth vets. 
For best view download this from Tony's
Photo album to your computer
so you can blow it up lol.


1 Troop Malacca
From Wally Gee

Video From Bryan Packman
Malacca 1968-70

Sungei Besi 1955. Chas Hamilton, Derek Hutchenson, Pat Hurley. Laury Swain

First photo of SNCOs. SSM Thompson D.Gwatkin C C. G Thompson. Jim Woods. Darky Turner. Len Trevor. 
SQMS Bob Roberts. from Jim Woods

Sungie Besi

Now & Then- Then & Now
By Anthony Catherall

The Slim River railway station is a Malaysian train station stationed at the north eastern side of and named after the town of Slim River Perak. Today the station id owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu and provides KTM Intercity services. Built in 1903, the original station is among the oldest of the railway stations in Malaysia. In March 2007, as part of the electrified double Tracking project between Rawang and Ipoh, it was rebuilt, with the old station building retained. At one end of this Station, there is a freight yard. It was made prior to the Rawang-Ipoh Electrified Double tracking project. My photograph above was taken in October 1960. whilst below a more modern picture date unknown.



Penang Skyline 
Brian Lord 1957-59


From Ray Lambert

From, Tony Catherall 1959-62

National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Staffordshire -  DC COOPER - J.W.N. Hall  - Anthony Catherall copyright SNB25637 (7)-001



Terendak Kohima lines

RE Weekend Chatham 2014
Front row 
Norman Donaldson and Geoff Lambourne


Site started in 2007 and I can't quite believe how well the site has worked in bringing us all together.
So I will say a big thank you to you all.
Please keep trying to find more of our old pals in the future.
Hank Lawrence 1962-1965
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