UNVEILING OF SQUADRON PLAQUE
NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM
29 April 2017
Sapper Anthony Catherall 1959-62, being one of the
six Old Lag's that first planted the seed from which
the plaque grew.
Sapper Frank Sowerby 1959-62
Sapper Billy Stuart 1961-64
Sapper Keith Denby 1959-62
Sapper Alan Campbell 1960-63
Sapper Dave Middleton 1959-62
LtoR Frank Sowerby, Billy Stuart, Alan Campbell,
Elaine and Keith Denby, Tony and Denise Catherall,
Dave and Diana Middleton
TODAY WE ARE HERE TO DEDICATE AND UNVEIL A SMALL PLAQUE TO HONOUR ALL THE MEN THAT SERVED IN 11 INDEPENDENT FIELD SQUADRON ROYAL ENGINEERS OVER ITS MANY YEARS OF EXISTENCE. WE DO SO, WITH DIGNITY HUMILITY AND RESPECT. HOWEVER WE WEREN’T ALONE IN MALAYA, AS FINE AND CLOSE SERVICE WAS GIVEN TO THE SQUADRON IN THEIR MANY ENDEAVOURS by 410 INDEPENDENT PLANT TROOP RE.
I’M SURE THAT SOME OF YOU HERE TODAY ARE NOT FULLY FAMILIAR OR AWARE OF SOME OF THE WORK THE SQUADRON PERFORMED IN THE PERIOD from THE 1950’s THROUGH TO THE 70’s.
On behalf of us all a big thank you Tony for the fine job you did today.
The photo link below will open the album of all photos taken on this day, thank you to all that have sent photo's.
Others that attended.
Hank Lawrence, Geoff and Jeanette Lambourne, Pete Keddie
K C Holder, Harry and Barbara Brittain, Andrew Heatlie,
Snowy Sowden, Norman and Rosina Donaldson, Graham Avery
Brian and Maureen Packman, Fred Beharrell, Roger Andrews
Keith Tapp, John Strudley, Pete and Maureen Alexander
Ian Foote, Dave Perchard, Barry Why, Bob Holme, Bill Sing
Ron Bates, Sue and Dougy Hamilton-Cox, George Nolan
George junior Nolan, Margaret Smith, David Smith, Dave Hudson
Ken and Janet Williams, Mel and Janet Wood, Gerry Gleeson,
Ron and Chris Carter, John Lawton, Bob Gwen and Darren Capper,
Alan and Avis Hollyoak.