|John Gage(ED. Jul-74 to Sep-76) E Troop|
Brief outline of my life with 14 Sigs . On arriving at Norton Barracks I joined the elite 1Squadron E troop as a young E. D. Everyone welcomed me and I settled in well.
Being an ulster man this was good , people then had a weird feeling about a paddy being around and amongst them.!! We shortly went to my first exercise with the lads to AMC RAF Cirencester.
One morning, driving back from the exercise.
i encountered a Cpl. S Davidson driving somewhere in his lovely car, I mistook his actions so decided to ram him , !! don't" think he was too happy as he lost the challenge, his car was a write off, thankfully my land rover was unscathed, so no paperwork or extra duties for me..!!
PS..Syd I now drive Class one for a living , look out!! Thanks for the hint that driving was for me ..!! S Birch reminds me of this at every occasion. We did however remain good friends after a short break.
|Oct 74 to Dec 74||11 Signal regiment||December 1979||De-Mob|
|Dec 74 to Mar 75||8 Signal Regiment|
|Mar 75 to Sep 76||14 Signal Regiment|
|Sep 76 to Dec 79||30 Signal Regiment|
|FOOD :-||Mexican, Indian , and a good english breakfast ..fry up !!|
|Drinks :-||Cider ...thatchers..Westons..a good Irish whiskey !!|
|Films :-||Action..Adventure , mystery ..Jason Stratham , Denzil Washington , Morgan Freeman|
|Books :-||Action, mystery,Factual.|
|Music and Groups :-||Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Queen ,Paul Micheal Jarre, all music from the 80”s|
|Holiday Locations :-|
|Television :-||Not much|
|Interesting Facts and Stories|
|I went to many places with 14 Sigs....Dennmark, Virgin islands, Masirah, ( nasty Sgt Major took us for a stroll for a day,the heat was unbearable, he noticed none of this , just kept pushing us on .) Singapore,Cyprus 254 UN......this was a six month detachment ..Did the Dancon March to show the Danes how it was done ..!! Many other places i forget. I became the unit photographer and Maj. Seward got me to do some strange and wonderful stuff . i enjoyed this immensely.||
Signal View 1976 ? was to be the highlight of everything..sadly we did not know what was to happen later on . Sadly Norton got the Red letter so we headed off to Blandford..for a short while ..had a look..got PVR pretty dam quck and came back to settle in Worcester with my wife lorraine.