1 Border in Berlin 1958

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Re: 1 Border in Berlin 1958

Postby IanT » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:04 pm

MichaelR wrote:Ian, I was with the 1st Battalion in Berlin (HQ MT section), at the time your pictures were taken, all the the Battalion Companys had a inter company competion called a "March and Shoot" which was a route march from barracks finishing up at the rifle range at Ruhlben Spandau, then live target firing took place to score points, I think the time taken on the route march was added to the target scores and the Company with a top score won the shield,I think your pictures may be of this competion.
I recognise some faces but it's a long time ago the names have gone, but nice to see the pictures.
Michael.


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I was very interested in the photo you put in the gallery of the HQ MT Section at Wavell Barracks. It's the one with the five lines of vehicles lined up fan-shaped. I have a copy of the self same photo, though without the Spandau badge and writing on it. The chap leaning against the lead vehicle, in the second column from the right is my dad, "Chris" Thirlwell.
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Re: 1 Border in Berlin 1958

Postby MichaelR » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:26 pm

Ian, I remember Colour Sergeant Thirlwell, the officer leaning on the centre lead vehicle is Capt Elliot MTO.
The wording and Spandau badge I did with a photo editor on the computer.
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Re: 1 Border in Berlin 1958

Postby IanT » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:01 pm

Wow! We were in Berlin from about October 1957 to February '59, living in married quarters just off Heerstrasse in Scottweg, Charlottenburg. I was only there during school holidays though.
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Re: 1 Border in Berlin 1958

Postby kerchi » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:43 pm

The chap leaning against the lead vehicle, in the second column from the right is my dad, "Chris" Thirlwell.

That must make you feel very proud to see your dad in this photo. It's great to see two different people from different generations reminiscing about this particular time and place with the same or similar memories.

Great work on the photo editing Michael. ;-)
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