I did do a selection course (pappa-course) in 1985 which almost broke my balls. I have been living in northern Sweden since 1986 and have only been home a few times since then. So my memories from the army are pretty foggy. I drank a lot back then too (-: I done a stint in the Swedish army and made sergeant major (fanjunkare) by 1993. Thanks for the reply "Macker" its a nice blast from the past. Terry (848442).
Hi John Thanks for the Post. The picture below is of an MP in the Glasshouse, taken in the late 1950's.
Do you know him ?
This one is somewhere in the Curragh also.
Do you know any of their names ?
All the best
Matt[/quote The Soldier in the picture, taken within the Glasshouse compound, is that of my good friend Michael J Power. Michael had won some shooting competition with the Gustav SMG. Michael, although now residing in his native Tipperary, is in constant communication with me.
Hi. I served in the 4th field signals, Ceannt bks as a dispatch rider from 22nd April 1952- 4th April 1954. During my time at Mc Donagh bks I and my three brothers were photgraphed for a recruiting poster and appeared in many down the country papers. I was one of the men that lined the street of Dublin when Sean T O'Kelly was elected as president for the third time. I elisted with 22 men from Wexford on the 4th April 1952 is there any of those men still alive or are the Condon's the only ones??
Can anyone out there help. I believe there is a site/forum which is associated with apprentices who trained at Naas and would like to find out details re-reunions which usually take place in Naas yearly.
Hi again Matt. Wrong about tommy kelly it was before his time it could be Dinny Mcevoy kneeling right Ialso served in B.Coy 3rd with you for a while before you moved on. I Forgot you were with C.Coy 66th I was with B.Coy 66th Nearly 20 years ago now!! BQ Dinny (The Chief) O'Shea was with HQ Coy 8-)Swan Batt
Post by tommyhetherington on May 28, 2008 21:41:02 GMT
Re the Book on The Apprentice School Naas i can not rem the name there is plenty of them about and can be viewed in the Military College Libarary if you still wise to get a copy leave a message and i will get a copy for you
just back from my hols, had a lovely time and also lots of SUNSHINE (believe it or not), went to Lake Garda in Italy, really beautiful. Anyway have also spent many a summer holiday in Duncannon and have never fallen off THE wall. Tommy H with some of the family roots around Duncannon you too must have spent some summers there too, any stories!!!!!