Ganges 1960 - what recruitment would I be?

Discussion in 'History' started by buntslever, May 3, 2007.

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  1. I am often asked by old tars what recruitment I was at Ganges, but I can't remember.

    I joined 5th Jan 1960. Simon Dupree was our Junior Instructor. When we
    over to the Main as a Bunting Tossers to Benbow Div, Chownes was our Badge Junior in Benbow.

    By the way, if anybody is interested, I visited what is left at Shotley about six months ago, and took photographs. Drop me an email, and I will
    forward them to you. But it will be a shock. The mast is now rusty,
    there are weeds growing thru the tarmac of the officers tennis courts,
    and just about every window in the dining block has been put in.
    [email protected].
  2. i know what you mean lever - my old barracks has holes in the roof, and is a residence for squatters and mice more than people nowadays - its been empty since 1994 when the base closed.
  3. buntslever: I joined 12 July 1960 and Recruitment 33(U)1 comes to mind, or was it 133(U)1? I cannot find this on my docs. o/c of the Annexe I was Drake 40. I think the U stands for upper. About 40+ of us were split into two classes, I cannot think why I should be in the "Upper" because I was thick, I just made it in, I might not have this correct.........if someone knows different??????? (not the thick part, that is correct)
  4. B-L, have you tried the Ganges museum? I'm pretty sure they a comprehensive archive.

    Keep Striving
  5. 30 April 1962 was 49 Recruitment.

  6. 8TH October 1963 was 62 recruitment.

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