PICASA ALBUMS

NEWSFLASH February 2017: All the listed Picasa Albums have been dismounted at source by Google. I regret this, but the matter is out of my control. Years of bloody hard work and support have been stripped from this website, without any courtesies. If possible I shall find alternatives in due course.

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(Editor 27th August 2009): Following my return to OZ after the Caribbean Re-Union in June, with 100s of photos in my camera, and more promises from Old Mates to forward their collections, I needed to find a suitable method to display the images. I needed a platform that was easy to publish and simple to manage. Picasa by Google is just that.

All Picasa Albums with a military content (as opposed to civilian content) will now be published here, in alphabetical sequence by Contributor surname and sub titled accordingly. Each Picasa Album Title (bolded) will be hotlinked as normal, with its own separate web page and for those who choose to so do, you may add comments about a particular image. Remember also that ‘membership’ of Picasa (a Google facility) will also enable a direct comment against a particular image, directly on the Picasa photo.

(Editor 25th August 2010): Recent additions to our growing collection of Picasa Albums, using Picasa3 (the latest version) shows that lengthy captions can now be included under each photo. Cpl Marshall (Nobby) Clark’s Album shows by example. I invite you all to scan the Albums again – in your own time Soldier! – and advise any alterations or expanded captions that you’d like to see. Mindful too, that The Rifles have been invited to joing our Blogs, and hopefully we can add some 21st century military memorabilia here too.

Tempus Fugit!

PERSONAL PICASA ALBUMS – OPENED 16TH AUGUST 2009

Based largely on the enthusiasm of Neil Swanson, Jim Kelly, Trevor Webb and John Billett, and the need to find a more accessible method to show your old military photos (rather than upload to the existing “A” Coy and 1DCLI websites), I have opened this new feature with the invitation for you all to participate.

Simply email attach your photos (.jpeg images, with captions please as the file name) and I shall doctor ’em with Adobe Photo Editor and create a Picasa File which will then be posted in this space. You can then (after signing up with Google Picasa – very simple and FREE!) add additional captions by way of enlightening descriptions of the Events shown. Please note however that a condition known as ‘moire’ will appear on scans of printed material (postcards, news clips etc) and will probably show the subject in a blurry view – not the best from my point of view. Anyway, try it cheps.

If later, sometime after the initial publishing of your Album, you send me additional photos, they can be simply added to the original Album and ‘synced’ up to that original Album, to maintain the sequence.

ALBUMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

BARRATT: Ivor (RIP)
A few Bermuda photos from Ivor’s estate kindly supplied by his widow.

BESLEY: Dave
DAVE BESLEY REMEMBERS!

BILLETT: John
JOHN BILLETT’S PHOTO MEMORABILIA OF JAMAICA 1954
JOHN BILLETT PICASA #2 ALBUM 16/08/2009
BODMIN OPEN DAYS (MIXED LOTS)
THE RIFLES, Freedom of the City of Taunton (undated)
SOLDIER’S CORNER, The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Taunton.
TAUNTON VETS ASSEMBLY FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY 2010
BODMIN OPEN DAY SEPTEMBER 2011

CLARK: MARSHALL (NOBBY)
MEMORABILIA OF BELIZE 1954-1955

COOK: GEORGE Sjnt RIP
1954 -1956 Memoirs of Sjt George Rex Cook RIP by daughter Wendy Rees

CORNISH: Barry (Corny)
Military Memoirs of Barry Cornish, contains photos and extracts of the Bermuda Tattoo in 1956 and the One & All Regimental magazine.

GODDARD: John
MEMORABILA OF KSLI, COPTHORNE BARRACKS & DCLI IN JAMAICA.

GOFF: Albert E
WO2: A E Goff BEM KSLI #4035782 A collection of KSLI photo memorabilia from the 1940s and later

GRIFFIN: John
JOHN & JENNY GRIFFIN AT LEISURE IN BREAN

GRIFFITHS: Bill
BILL GRIFFITHS AT HOME IN EARDISLEY

GRUBB: Ray
A collection of memorabilia from Jamaica 1954

HOON: Dutch
DUTCH HOON’S 1954 PHOTOS

HOWELL: Tom
NEWCASTLE JAMAICA, circa 90-91 & Caribbean period

HURST: Neville
A COLLECTION OF PHOTO MEMORABILIA OF UK, GERMANY, HONG KONG & KENYA. Compiled by son Kenneth.

HUTCHINSON: Dave
B COMPANY KINGSTON JAMAICA

JILBERT: Gerry
A Collection of military photos of Cpl Gerry Jilbert RIP. Forwarded by Irene Jilbert

KELLY: Jim
JIM KELLY’s BODMIN 2009 & 1954 BERMUDA PHOTOS

LOVEMORE: Derek
A COMPANY. BERMUDA PHOTO COLLECTION (MANY CONTRIBUTORS)
RE-UNION1 (2009) PHOTO ALBUM (187 IMAGES)
RE-UNION2 (2009) PHOTO ALBUM (55 IMAGES)
CASSINO DINNER JUNE 2009 & BODMIN OPEN DAY (June 2009) ALBUM

MADRON: Jack
MMG PLATOON MEMOIRS OF MINDEN & JAMAICA & LATER

MANNINGS: Keith
JULY & AUGUST 2009 – PENZANCE AND BERMUDA

KEITH MANNING’S 1955 MARSH MEMOIRS OF HRH PRINCESS MARGARET (PICASA ALBUM)

MOORE: Donald
DON MOORE, 1 Platoon, A Coy., Bermuda

MORGAN: John (Lt)
THE JOHN MORGAN COLLECTION

PAKES: Fraser (Cpl) An album of photos and graphics used in his Memoirs.

SIMONS: Terry
TERRY SIMONS REMEMBERS BERMUDA

SMITH: Ernie (Cpl)

SWANSON: Neil
SWANNY’S LATEST EMAIL BATCH ON PICASA

PENZANCE VISIT & LI RE-UNION SHREWSBURY JUNE 2010

WARRILOW: Reg (John)
JOHNNY WARRILOW IN BERMUDA

WEBB: Trevor
TREVOR WEBB’S DAYS IN C COMPANY (DAD’S ARMY DAYS)
TREVOR WEBB’S ARMY DAYS #2
TREVOR WEBB’S BERMUDA COLLECTION

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As a guide, the Re-Union1 sequence included Joe & Ann Knight’s, Brad’s arrival by train at Penzance and early gathering at Swanny’s place. Then the Nelson Bar gathering on Monday 8th, followed by the Heamoor Branch Meeting on Tuesday 9th. The Bloggers Banquet happened on Wednesday 10th. On Thursday 11th we see St Petroc’s Church surrounds, with some Bodmin shots following; and internal Church shots – preceding the luncheon at The Borough Arms. Finally on that day we attended the Memorial at The Keep and paid visits to the Museum. Friday was departure day for some, who missed another visit to The British Legion at Heamoor. My visits to JT in London (doggies too), a beer with Dutch Hoon in Bristol and the Warminster pub lunch with Keith Mannings, Keith Derrick, Don Ford and Dave Beck are also shown.

Doc Holliday & Wyatt Twerp at Brean, June 2009

Doc Holliday & Wyatt Twerp at Brean, June 2009

Griff & Jenny spend much of their leisure time at Brean, where they enjoy the company of many like-minded thespians of the Wild West genre. Ed was invited there after the Re-Union, for 3 days and a more hospitable and friendly group would be difficult to find.

John Griffin aka 'Doc' Holliday

John Griffin aka 'Doc' Holliday


The Picasa Album above shows random character shots taken at the Cowboy Week in June 2009. Hereto is a small tribute to my brief stay in Brean.

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28 Responses to PICASA ALBUMS

  1. Ken Dyke says:

    Anyone remember Len Dyke, his wife Thelma and son Ken from Bermuda? Ken.

    ED: G’Day Ken, Can you kindly update Len’s details – year/s of service at Prospect Garrison – any photos?

  2. Andrew Fedrick says:

    Good evening all,

    Is there anyone out there who remembers my neighbour Pte Terry Rogers – 23075940, who now resides between Pilton and Shepton Mallet, Somerset. He often recants tales of how he and his colleagues terrorised the Caribbean coast!! I will be visiting the Museum over the festive period and will hopefully find out some more info for him.

  3. 40 Marine Commando on Parade through Taunton

    JB and his son Steve are keen enthusiasts where anything connected to the Military and Taunton are concerned. Hereto a hotlink depicting 40 Commando on parade in Taunton, after just finishing a tour of Afghanistan where 14 of their gallant comrades never made it home.

  4. PICASA3 – Latest Version.

    As written at the page header, this latest version of Picasa3 now permits lengthy captions and is ideally suited for Bloggers to make substantial comment against each respective photo at view. There are 2 ways to achieve this. Preferably email me with a revised detail or join up (free) to Picasa3 and make your own additions as you see fit, after you log in. You can also add photos to each Album by emailing to me, which are then ‘synced’ up to Picasa to bring the respective Album up to date. This is probably the preferred option as I can then ‘doctor’ each old (or new) photo in PhotoShop before publication.

    If you haven’t already concluded, Picasa is an ideal way to send all multiple batches of photos around the globe for friends and Old Mates to see. Check out JB’s fine collection of Beautiful Cornwall on the Civilian blogs.

  5. Sloop JB says:

    Derek

    The photo I am referring to is titled (Sjt Cook’s platoon 16th intake Nov 53). When I came into Bodmin in the May of that year, the men were split into two platoons, the photo is showing Sjt Cook’s platoon. I went into Sjt John Allsop’s platoon. The photo is definitely amongst A Coy batch (many contributers).

    ED: OK Sloop Ta! Gottit. Will work on amendment now. As best as I can determine, that photo was part of Cpl (Ernie) Smith’s Collection shown on a website (DCLI Supplementary). Ernie died April 2008 in Melbourne Australia, and we have since met up with and befriended the Family, the sons of which were born in Bodmin MQ and travelled on the Clyde. Bob Smith ordered 6 Re-Union sweatshirts last year and I have referred the Badgesonmugs production to him.

    Also Sjt Cook was my Platoon Sjnt in Depot Training – 16th Intake – hence the wrong captioning.

  6. Sloop JB says:

    Derek

    In your A Coy photo collection there is a photo of Sjt Cooks Platoon, can I point out that it was the 12th intake and we came into Bodmin in May 53. I thought I’d bring to your attention.

    ED: Sloop, help me out here please, there are now so many versions up on the different sites, so I need an ID on which particular photo. I’ll take a peek in the meantime.

    • Editor says:

      G’Day Sloop

      The only contender for your Comment that I can see on that particular Picasa Album is (I believe) the one of a Bodmin Group with Lt Peters-Dickie presiding. I can’t quite make out Sjt Cook – or whomsoever is sitting rhs of the Lt. Why this photo is there now is a mystery to me, certainly not one of mine, but has crept in from another’s batch I guess.

      I know that Sjt Cook wasn’t in Bermuda and served in Jamaica I guess? Anyway, have written a fresh caption to help identify the picture. Many thanks for your help.

  7. Sloop JB says:

    ED

    Picture #24 of Reg Warrilow snaps. I recognise Johnny Allsop, can’t mistake him.

  8. Editor in Brisbane says:

    UPDATE! UPDATE!

    C’mon cheps – show some wonderment. The latest contributions to our Memorabilia from John the son of Reg (John) Warrilow RIP, now shown above and will be added to slowly. John (Jnr) has inherited his father’s photos and will be snailmailing me the 35mm colour slides for scanning.

  9. Jack Madron says:

    ED.
    Ivor Barratt’s photos. Photo number 9 I think the Cpl is George Boulton and photo number 10 is Fort Charles. Port Royal. Jamaica.

    ED: Thanks Jack. Ivor was initially in Bermuda, but apparently served in Jamaica also. Swanny will know – he knows everything!

  10. Terry Simons says:

    Joe and Anne, looking forward to seeing you both in June. Hoping you are both well. Take care of yourselves. Terry and June .

  11. Joe Knight. says:

    Terry, the Re-Union went very well, lovely to meet up with you all again after so many years. We will be coming back down to Cornwall in June for a week from the 5th to the 12th hope to see all then

    All the best, Joe.

  12. Terry Simons says:

    Joe, I have just seen the photo of you, Phil Taylor and Aherne on 3 platoon veranda that I haven’t seen before. It was good to see you and Anne at The Re-Union in June, I think it went off very well don’t you? Hoping to see you both next year when you come down to Cornwall.

    Take care and All the Best. Terry Simons

  13. Terry Simons says:

    On Saturday 14th of October I had a letter from Mick Turnbull the first contact since we left the Army in 1955. He is very well and wishes to be remembered to all the 16th Intake lads and all who remember him. I hope every one is OK.
    All the Best.
    Terry Simons

    ED: Happy news indeed Terry. Thanks for letting us know. See a direct email from me.

  14. Terry Simons says:

    Have at last found the second selection of my photos thank you for putting them on.

  15. Editor in Brisbane says:

    TERRY SIMONS PICASA ALBUM – BERMUDA

    Have just today uploaded a new Picasa Album for Terry Simons. See alphabetical listing above. Other photos from Terry (that were scanned and dispatched by Swanny) formed part of the very original collection for the “A” Company website (you can find this hotlink in the Blogroll listings rhs at page header). Those photos have been merged into the general display and have probably lost their accreditation to Terry.

    It seems fitting to mention here that Terry Simons has been a quiet supporter, both indirectly and directly, for 1DCLI Memorabilia over the entire history of our ‘enterprise’ that includes countless web and blog sites. He has a fine memory and name recall of many of our Old Mates from Bermuda.

  16. Joe Knight. says:

    Hi Derek.
    After serving time in the Canal Zone and Germany, I applied to join the DCLI. After returning to England it became offical that I join the DCLI, there was not much training in progress.

    After embarking on the Empire Clyde with the Regiment which 95% I didn’t know, our first drop was Bermuda five star. After a year in the desert, it was quite a treat. Landing at Bermuda and bussing up to Prospect Barracks, that’s were I met Cpl Roberts. I’m quite sure he was one of the advanced party. After a week or two, I introduced them to the famous Banbury cakes, they said they would never eat a Cornish pastie again ah!ah!

    They were great guys. Joe

  17. SWANNY SWANSON says:

    ED. Had Keith and his wife here visiting yesterday and he was pleased to see the pics he sent you is now on line. He goes back to Frome tomorrow after his holiday at Porthcurnow, they love it in Cornwall and would like to settle here but our house prices are far higher than in Somerset. They come down four times a year for their holidays they enjoy it so much.

  18. Editor says:

    ADDITIONAL ALBUM FROM KEITH MANNINGS

    I have today uploaded a new Picasa Album, the contents for which are donated by Keith, following his trip to Bermuda in August 2009. Keith has retrieved these 1955 photos of the Royal Visit, where many of us stood in awe of the tiny Princess dressed in blue chiffon and smelling like an English rose.

    Thanks Keith.

  19. Joe Knight. says:

    Hello Dave.
    Cpl. Joe Knight. Picked up a nice photograph of us at Warwick Camp.
    Would like to hear more from you. We have just become bloggers.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    All the best. Joe.

    • Editor says:

      G’Day Joe & Anne

      Good to see you getting up to speed. Just a mention – so far this particular blog page hasn’t found much attraction for the stalwart bloggers. As you adventure further into blogging, you might try a switch to DCLI or Bloody Unbelievable, or even the cordite fuelled MMG blogs. Your observations will be welcome.

  20. SWANNY SWANSON says:

    Joe, Dave Besley has phoned me twice in last couple of weeks since we have been in contact and mentioned you and all of our mates, really nice to have him on board via his son in law. Also speaking to Doris, I think he is missing his late wife very much. I get that feeling when on the phone, you and I are very lucky to have such good wives to look after us, we are blessed.

  21. Cpl Joe Knight. says:

    Good morning Swanny and Doris.

    Picked up a photo of me and Dave Besley at Warwick Camp. We would like to trace Dave, can you help? We had an email message from Derek everything is okay. We are now members of the blogs.
    All the best.

    Joe and Anne.

  22. Editor says:

    DAVE BESLEY – UPDATE – BERMUDA PHOTOS
    We welcome our ‘Ole Mate from 3 platoon “A” Company, circa 1955 with initially 3 photos to start off his collection.

    Many thanks Dave and to your son in law for taking the time and making the effort. Plenty of room for more.

    Carpe Diem!

  23. Cpl Joe Knight. says:

    ED: How wonderful it was to meet with you all again after all these years. We had a great time, Swanny and Doris made us most welcome when we stayed at their house for the Re-Union. We would like to say many thanks to Derek who worked so hard to get the Re-Union off the ground. Thanks Derek

    Joe, Anne.

    ED: Well done Joe. First comment from you. Welcome. It was fantastic to meet you again, with all the others from past.

  24. SWANNY SWANSON says:

    Ed, Well done again Derek for setting up this new site, excellent for the way you have done the sites ie Military-Civilian, your work on the photos are excellent. Keith Mannings pictures of his recent trip to Bermuda were more explicit than the dvd he sent me, there are photo’s taken with Keith and his wife and my old girlfriend Joan and her husband Patrick taken at their house in Hamilton. Doris and I get mail from them ie. holiday postcards etc which is very nice to keep in touch with them. Again Derek bravo for your work on all of our blogs.

  25. Editor says:

    LATEST BLOG PAGE

    From henceforward all Picasa Albums that have a military content, or have been created at a militarily related Event (i.e. the Caribbean Re-Union) will be published here.

    Comments can be added in the normal manner.

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