|Mick Birney (R Tech. Jan-72 to Mar-76) A & E Troop|
I took the queens shilling on the 16th April 1963 and on the 30th of April went to AAS Harrogate where I met my wife of 46 years we have 2 children and 4 grandchildren all residing in Cumbria where I returned after my service.
I joined 14 Signal Regt in January 1972 after a year unaccompanied tour so someone in records/postings has a sense of humour giving me a 'home posting' needless to say 1973 saw me in Belize for six months as well as all the usual comings and goings.
I am aware looking back that the Regt was quite unique and always on standby for something. I played a lot of sport there and we had a decent football team as I recall. Someone sent me my old football shirt when the Regt moved and I still have it. I left for Cyprus in March 1976 and retired in April 1987 having plodded along as a staffy tech for my last 9 years.
|1963 to 1966||AAC Horrogate||1971||19 Signal regiment||1982 to 1984||Detached|
|1966 to 1969||2 Div HQ & Signal Regt||Jan 72 to Mar 76||14 Signal Regiment||1984 to 1986||1 Armd Div HQ & Signal Regt|
|1969||19 Signal Regiment||Mar 76 to Sep 78||9 Signal Regiment||1986 to 1987||AAC Harrogate|
|1970||8 Signal Regiment||Sep 78 to Sep 82||4 Armd Div HQ & signal Regt||22 April 1987||De-Mob|
|FOOD :-||PRAWN COCKTAIL,BEEF WELLINGTON,BAKED ALASKA,||
|Too old to remember dates!!|
|Drinks :-||RED WINE,LAKE DISTRICT MICRO BREWERIES REAL ALES||MALTA|
|Films :-||DON'T WATCH MANY,||BAOR|
|Books :-||ALFRED WAINWRIGHTS PICTORIAL GUIDES,||BELIZE|
|Music and Groups :-||60'S, 70'S AND 80'S,||LARZAC|
|Holiday Locations :-||SHARJAH|
|Television :-||ENDEAVOR,LEWIS,FOYLE,OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES,||MASIRAH|
|Interesting Facts and Stories|
|The photo of Taff Mugford smiling outside the complex in Belize reminded me of him been got at by a scorpion,and he wasn't smiling then, just about where he was stood in that photo as I recall. "Happy Days".||