GUESTBOOK ARCHIVE 08

 
Name. :   John Noble
Dates on Christmas Island. :   May63 to May64
Service if applicable. :   RAF Catering
Please enter your comments here, :   Have been to the re-unions not met anyone from my time on the Island. It was the last year of Christmas Island as a base so they may not consider that B.N.T.V.A. applies to them, let me assure you it does, even if it is just to offer support to the test veterans.
EMail address. :   grapple@xmas63.freeserve.co.uk
 
Name. :   edward bagnall (ted)
Dates on Christmas Island. :   june1958-jan1959
Service if applicable. :   raf
Please enter your comments here, :   many happy memories about Christmas Island, does anyone out there remember "the pistol club" outside our tent on main camp? I worked in the stores on the airfield. I was there for the 4 bomb trials for operation grapple.
EMail address. :   lee.griffiths5@btopenworld.com
 
Name. :   Bob Witney
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1957-58
Service if applicable. :   Catering Corp
Please enter your comments here, :   Many thanks for putting me on your web site. Best wishes Bob
EMail address. :   asmith2701@aol.com
 
Name. :   R S Kirkland
Dates on Christmas Island. :   August 1957- January 1958
Service if applicable. :   RAF
Please enter your comments here, :   I attended the reunion at Weston-Super-Mare 25th-28th October 2002 my first time and enjoyed it. I met some very interesting people, including Chatty. I am looking forward to the next reunion.
EMail address. :   bobkirkland@tinyworld.co.uk
 
Name. :   Terri Teraabo Pollard
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1958 - 1970
Service if applicable. :   Civilian
Please enter your comments here, :   Thanks, Chatty. Hope your readers/viewers found my article interesting. Comments are most welcome to me at email address below.
EMail address. :   terri.pollard@cwctv.net
 
Name. :   Terri Teraabo Pollard
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1958 - 1970
Service if applicable. :   Civilian
Please enter your comments here, :   Thanks, Chatty. Hope your readers/viewers found my article interesting. Comments are most welcome to me at email address below.
 
Name. :   Taffy Dyke
Dates on Christmas Island. :   08.11.57
Service if applicable. :   Royal Engineers
Please enter your comments here, :   I was on island during 8th November 1957, on the Grapple X test. Look forward to hearing from anyone who would like to get in contact.

EMail address. :   glendyke@hotmail.com

 
Name. :   Frank Naylor
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1958
Service if applicable. :   RAF
Please enter your comments here, :   Balloon Unit from RAF Cardington Main hoist winch driver remember crawling under the Bomb cage to attach the main cable I think the chassis driver was a chap named Beer, recognised the name Len Slade I think there were about 70 BTU Guys.
EMail address. :   frank.naylor@ntlworld.com www.fenphoto.com
 
Name. :   Peter Wilkinson
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1956
Service if applicable. :   Royal Navy
Please enter your comments here, :   HMS Messina - I was an ERA mainly looking after motorboats and refrigeration plant. Also wrote most of the lyrics and made the costumes for the concert party ! Love to hear from any old Messina crew. Presently live in Alberta, Canada since 1968
EMail address. :   peterwil@telusplanet.net
 
Name. :   JOHN GORDON
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1958
Service if applicable. :   BALLOON UNIT
Please enter your comments here, :   I WAS IN TBU ON XMAS ISLAND IN 1958 MAINLY AS A DRIVER I WAS AT D.Z. FRIENDS WERE JOHN PASSFIELD (LONDON), BRIAN PARKER (BRIGG/LINCOLNSHIRE), ARTHUR MANTHORP (KINGSLYNN), GORDON THOMPSON (DONCASTER) & OUR SERGEANT WAS RON CLARK (ATTLEBOURGH) .
EMail address. :   adgordon9@aol.com
 
Name. :   Kevin Conroy
Dates on Christmas Island. :   Dec 1958 to Dec 1959
Service if applicable. :   Sapper 24 Fd Sqn RE
Please enter your comments here, :   A great site Peter, brings back many happy memories, but sadly lacking any comments from other sappers there during my time, maybe later perhaps? Keep up the good work.
EMail address. :   kevin.con@virgin.net
 
Name. :   David Gammon
Dates on Christmas Island. :   Early 58 - early 59.
Service if applicable. :   12 Sqn. R.E.
Please enter your comments here, :   Second visit, have changed address. Nice to see the list getting longer, but no 12 Sqn men where are they all? Some one must remember me and my battered old Q.L Bedford tipper. Worked on the Main Camp Cinema with two RAF chaps for about a week.
EMail address. :   lsapper@tesco.net
 
Name. :   Barry Smith
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1959-1960
Service if applicable. :   RAF
Please enter your comments here, :   Hi Chatty Many thanks for a very interesting and informative web site will pop in again shortly
EMail address. :   asmith2701@aol.com
 
Name. :   Roy Prescott
Dates on Christmas Island. :   Operation Dominic 1962
Service if applicable. :   R Es
Please enter your comments here, :   Good pages Been here before
EMail address. :   pressie@lineone.net
 
Name. :   colin king
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1958
Service if applicable. :   RAF balloon unit
Please enter your comments here, :   awesome experience. part of team that put the first balloon bomb up on the south end of island, saw 4 bombs. Ex balloon unit get in contact. live in norfolk
EMail address. :   cking169@aol.com
 
Name. :   David Goulding
Dates on Christmas Island. :   c1958-1959
Service if applicable. :   RAF Flight technician
Please enter your comments here, :   Sadly David has died from cancer of the bowel, but he brought back a great shirt which his family admired greatly for many years. He also saw active service in Aden and is very much missed.
EMail address. :   susan_gold@msn.com
 
Name. :   ted madgewick
Dates on Christmas Island. :   dec 56-nov 57
Service if applicable. :   160 wing RAF
Please enter your comments here, :   great site, terry (Saunders) intro'd me and still wading thru all this memorabilia, will input some pix I have when I've digested
EMail address. :   tedmadgewick@hotmail.com
 
Name. :   Brian Edwards
Dates on Christmas Island. :   1950,s
Service if applicable. :   Royal Engineers
Please enter your comments here, :   does any one remember my dad he's the only man I know with size 14 feet not told us much about his army days would love to hear from anyone who remembers him
EMail address. :   yowgmanpants@blueyonder,co,uk
 
Name. :   Jim Colligan
Dates on Christmas Island. :   late 1956 ( 6months) and 1957
Service if applicable. :   RAF
Please enter your comments here, :   I would like to get in touch with any members of 206 Squadron. nihil nos effugit.
EMail address. :   colligan@paradise.net.nz
 
Name. :   Grace Cooper
Dates on Christmas Island. :   
Service if applicable. :   
Please enter your comments here, :   Loved your pictures and descriptions of your cruise and your visit to your island!
EMail address. :   gdcooper1@aol.com