6 Inf Bde Pro Unit – ranks as at 1965 – 1968
Capt NC Allen WO1 Brian Gater
Capt PJ Rogers WO2 Bill Moyles
Capt MH Rose
Ssgt Fred Bennett Sgt Bob Hanks
Ssgt Dick ‘Pop’ Rowe Sgt Jimmy Daniel
Ssgt Brian Grimshaw Sgt George Dwyer
Cpl Barry Arnold Cpl Ron Brocklesby
Brian ‘Chic’ Harding Terry ‘Jimmy’ Atherton
‘Tiggie’ Plowman Kevin Jobson
Fred Campbell John Maleary
Bill ‘Lefty’ Maxton Bob Greaves
Bill Jarrett Joe Taylor
Terry Regent Alex Lambie
Dave Naris Dave Bullen
John Fowles Ted Markwick
Bob Allen John Wiseman (Tsf to 4 Gds Bde Pro)
Geoff Seaman Lenny Want
Lcpl Keith Hay Lcpl Allan Edgar
Graham ‘Torchy’ Phillips Ken Lacey
Stan ‘Jack’ Frost Alan Mews
Dave ‘Smudge’ Smith Robbie Thomson
Bill Turner Ron ‘Tiny’ Hick
John ‘Chico’ Wilkinson Mick Newell
Ian Roberts Alan ‘Jock’ Barkess
(?) Jones ‘Paddy’ Mackle
John Westland John ‘Paddy’ Kane
Geoff Walsh Robin Buzza
Bill Dyce Mike Bliss
Eric Howarth Barry Crossley
Barry Mountford Mel Cole
Mick Mobbs Bernie Walsh
Bob Rose Jack Russell
Jimmy Atkinson Bill Grant
Harry Phillips Phil ‘Pip’ Croft
Pete Isted Glyn Guymer
Eric Crosby Tom Middleton
Dave Fretwell Dave MacGregor
(?) Roberts Terry Lambley
Army Catering Corps – attached personnel:
Lcpls (?) Drake, Barry Drew, ‘Taff’ Adams, Jimmy Turpie, (?) Robbins
Brian ‘Jimmy’ James, Gerhard ‘Gerry’ Rossbander, Frank Huggett +
Frau Hannelore Tyrocke
Muenster Det SIB RMP
Serious offences and investigations were carried out by this detachment, based in Oxford Bks. Among those investigators during this time were: Capt Peter Hanglin, Lt Giddings, WO2 Barry Rae, Ssgt Miles MacFarlane, Ssgt Jack Webber, Ssgt Reg Taylor, Ssgt John Horne, Ssgt ‘Jock’ Wilson, Ssgt Bob Huff, Sgts Bull, Williams, Dave Binstead, Joe Griffiths, Bob Wray and Ken Kinnersley.
It is said that friends are like stars – you don’t always see them, but you know they are there!
Bill Grant as barman! 1967 Dave Smith (L) and John Wilkinson -1965 Rear L/R: Paddy Kane, Jim Atkinson, Harry Phillips, Jock Barkess, John Westland, Front: ‘Willi’ from the kitchen and Jimmy James (Interpreter) 1967
John ‘Paddy’ Kane 1965 L/R: Alan Mews, Barry Arnold, Ken Lacey,Pete Isted, Jack Frost. ‘Paddy’ Kane on extreme left, out of shot. 1965 Brian Gater (L), ‘Tiny’ Hick – 1966 Johnny Westland (L), Graham ‘Torchy’ Phillips – 1966
L/R: Bill Turner, Dave ‘Smudge’ Smith, Mick Mobbs, ‘Chic’ Harding, Bob Rose, ‘Torchy’ Phillips and Robin Buzza (kneeling) – 1967 Barry Mountford 1966 Bill Dyce (L), Glyn Guymer 1965 Rear, L/R: Robbie Thomson, Chico Wilkinson, (kneeling) Johny Westland, Fred Campbell, Jack Frost – 1965
Allan Edgar – 1967 Alex Lambie – 1967 Rear,L/R: Jock Barkess, Paddy Kane, ‘Smudge’ Smith, Bill Dyce, Bill Turner, Mike Bliss and ‘Taff’ Adams (ACC att) – 1967 Phil ‘Pip’ Croft 1965
L/R: Ssgt Fred Bennett, Gerry Rossbander (Interpreter), Ken Lacey, John Fowles (rear), John Westland, Capt PJ Rogers, Dave Smith – 1966 L/R: Paddy Kane, Phil ‘Pip’ Croft, Graham ‘Torchy’ Phillips, Ernst Lorenzen, German Civpol – 1966
Jack Frost (L) and Ken Lacey – all ‘cammed up!’ 1965 ‘Paul’ – Oelde Bier delivery driver in Mess, 1966 John ‘Chico’ Wilkinson – when we were a ‘Brigade Group’ – 1965
‘Big John’ Westland, 1965 Santa Westland, 1965 Capt PJ Rogers presenting farewell tankard to John ‘Chico’ Wilkinson, Oct 1967 L/R: 3rd Bernie Walsh, 8th Barry Crossley, 1st right: Gerry Rossbander (interpreter),during US Forces visit to the Mess, 1967/68
L/R: Fred Lea, German farmer, Dave ‘Smudge’ Smith – 1967 Robin Buzza – 1967 Team in red,L/R: Alan Mews, ‘Torchy’ Phillips (rear), Ted Markwick (referee), Barry Arnold, Bob Rose, Ron Brocklesby playing against a Feldjaeger or MSO team. 1966
The following 7 photographs are from Christmas Day 1965 when Robbie Thomson was the youngest NCO, aged 18, in the Unit and had the privilege of marching his colleagues from the 1st floor Mess to the ground floor dining room for Christmas lunch. All ‘living in’ NCOs had already been woken about 0700 hrs with ‘gunfire’ administered by WO2 Brian Gater and other senior ranks! The same senior ranks and the OC, Capt N C Allen served lunch.
L/R: Ssgt Fred Bennett, Sgt George Dwyer, Barry Arnold, Phil ‘Pip’ Croft, Robbie Thomson, Ken Lacey (rear view) getting into the Christmas mood as ex-JL Thomson explains what will be required from the troops during the ‘parade…………!’ Nearest to furthest, the troops line up: ‘Tiny’ Hick, John Westland, Glyn Guymer, Allan Edgar, Ken Lacey, John’Chico’ Wilkinson, Jack Russell Ex-J/Sgt Thomson marches the troops downstairs, past the Duty Room and into the dining room for lunch!
L/R: Ken Lacey, Pete Isted, Barry Arnold, Alan Mews, Robbie Thomson, Jack Frost, Allan Edgar, Paddy Kane, John Westland, ‘Taff’ Adams ACC. Rear: WO2 Brian Gater (L), Capt Allen . Around the outside of the table, senior ranks serving the junior ranks, L/R: George Dwyer, Fred Bennett, Lcpl Barry Drew ACC, ‘Pop’ Rowe, Brian Gater. Additional names around the table: L/R: Allan Edgar, Glyn Guymer, ‘Tiny’ Hick, Bill Turner, Jack Russell, ‘Chic’ Harding. Keith Hay next to Capt Allen. Horst Hopp at the back (L) behind the hotplate! A magnificent parade then a great lunch, enjoyed by all! John ‘Chico’ Wilkinson (L) and Phil ‘Pip’ Croft. Note the corner shelf, top left – where ‘nigs’ (very junior NCOs) were expected to eat in their early days with the Unit! Those were the days.
Jimmy Atherton & his Mini – 1965 Carole & Jimmy Atherton in the Mess – 1966 Jimmy Atherton, Ord Sgt, outside Duty Room – 1965 Carole Atherton, Hiltrup – 1965
Farewell to Capt PJ Rogers – 18 Nov 1967 Welcome to Capt MH Rose – 18 Nov 1967 Capt NC Allen (L) and ‘Tiny’ Hick distributing gifts at Muenster Orphanage, Christmas 1965
L/R: Gerry Rossbander, Interpreter, ‘Taff’ Adams ACC, Bill Turner, ‘Willi’, kitchen – 1966 Centre: ‘Tiny’ Hick with German Civpol guests, Ernst Lorenzen far right – 1966 L/R: Johnny Westland, Allan Edgar, Ken Lacey, Robbie Thomson – 1966 L/R, Rear: Johnny westland, Dave ‘Smudge’ Smith, Allan Edgar, Front: Robbie Thomson – 1966
Jimmy James – 1966 Capt NC Allen (L), Phil ‘Pip’ Croft, Christmas Draw, 1965 John ‘Chico’ Wilkinson (L) works on the Landrover, and Robbie Thomson works on the Triumph 500 – 1966 L/R: Barry Arnold, Marlies, Horst Hopp, signwriter – 1965
Alan ‘Jock’ Barkess, Unit families visit to Amsterdam, 1967 Dave ‘Smudge’ Smith, Amsterdam visit, 1966 Robbie Thomson (L), Glyn Guymer enroute to Amsterdam, 1966 Glyn Guymer (L), Robbie Thomson, Amsterdam trip, 1966 Pete Isted – 1966 L/R: Ken Lacey, Dave Bullen, Barry Arnold – 1967
Photo taken in the Berchtesgaden salt mine, during R & R break from Exercise Watchtower – 1966. Personnel from different RMP Units including 6 Inf Bde (Marked with ‘x’) – 7th left Robin Buzza, Ron Brocklesby, Keith Hay, Paddy Mackle, Mick Mobbs, ‘Chic’ Harding
Ratio Supermarket, buying card York Bks further up Albersloherweg, to the right. L/R: John Williams, Keith Hay, Pete Isted, Graham ‘Torchy’ Phillips, Dave Naris – 1966 Capt PJ Rogers in Centre. Standing: L/R: Terry Regent, Mick Mobbs (barman), Barry Arnold, WO2 Brian Gater, ‘Chic’ Harding, Dave Smith, John Westland, Ssgt Fred Bennett, Gerry Rossbander (interpreter) – front with glasses – N/K. 1966
Bill Jarrett & son Paul, with Volksbus in UK with UK plates, after Army discharge, 1966 Bill Jarret’s Volksbus with BFG plates. His glasses lie on the ground! 1966 Terry Regent (L) and Bill Jarrett, car park outside Duty Room. 1966
John ‘Chico’ Wilkinson(L), Jack Frost(top), Ken Lacey (R) with farmer’s children, Exercise location, 1965.
‘Jimmy’ Atherton on Exercise. 1965 Metal brooch, submitted by Heidi Harding.
Ernst Lorenzen, in his regalia as president of the German Civil Police ‘White Mice’ Autobahn patrols. 1969 Eligible RMP bachelor seeks BMH nurse for long term partnership…… Robbie & Shirley Thomson, in the Mess. Mike Bliss in background. 1967 6 Brigade ski lodge, Thalkirchdorf, Bavaria 1967 View from ski lodge towards village of Thalkirchdorf, Bavaria
The following two photos were taken during a visit to the Mess by The Who who had been performing at the Halle Munsterland during April 1967:
Rear,L/R: (?), Gerry Rossbander, interpreter, (?), Ken Lacey, ‘Scotty’ (2 Div Pro), (?) 2 Div, Barry Crossley, Dave Smith.
Middle, L/R: Marion Simmonds, Roger Daltry, Keith Moon, Barry Arnold, Pete Townsend, Barbara (?) Simmonds
Front, L/R: Harry Simmonds, Jimmy James, Joe Taylor, Tizzy Simmonds, Grace Simmonds. The Simmonds family were frequent Mess guests. John Entwistle of The Who did not visit the Mess with the others.
The majority of the Unit were absent on Exercise when the group visited and it is thought that the two members of 2Div Pro Unit were attached to the rear party at 6 Inf Bde Pro Unit during the Exercise to boost manpower.
New faces at the bar, far left: John ‘Chico’ Wilkinson, Harry Phillips, barman at rear, man between Barry Arnold and Jimmy James not known. Keith Hay, seated furthest away. Roger Daltry seated on left, Pete Townsend and Keith Moon seated on right.
L/R: Robbie Thomson, Barry Arnold, John Westland, Front: ‘Julie’, typist, Dorothy Mountford. 1965 Dining Room Orderly (DRO) – again! Robbie Thomson drying up in the ‘prep room.’ 1966 Dave Smith on JohnWestland’s shoulders, supported by Robbie Thomson (L) and Keith Hay L/R: John Westland, Robbie Thomson, Dave Smith. 1966
Ken Lacey in car park, in front of 10H Helicopter Flight office 1967
Bernie Walsh in car park, in front of 10H Helicopter Flight office 1967
Alan Mews (R) and Danish MP, Alborg, Denmark 1966 John Westland, middle with 2 Danish MPs, Alborg, Denmark, 1966 Alan Mews, middle, Mick Newell and Barry Arnold (in a prone position) – Vogelsang, 1967 Barry Arnold in another prone position – Vogelsang, 1967 Bernie Walsh on duty desk (showing Belgian MP flash), Vogelsang 1967 Alan Mews, Vogelsang 1967 L/R: Alex Lambie, “Chic’ Harding, Horst Hopp, Terry Regent – 1966 Bob Hanks (L), Dave Naris 1965 L/R: Barry Arnold, Dave Smith, Dave Bullen – 1967 L/R: Alan Mews, Robbie Thomson, Dave Smith, Johnny Westland – 1967
L/R: Robbie Thomson, Alan Mews, Phil ‘Pip’ Croft holding Johnny ‘Chico’ Wilkinson on his shoulders, Keith Hay, Paddy Kane. May 1965 Same group of ‘Bathing Beauties’ as above. May 1965 L/R: Keith Hay, Bob Rose, Robbie Thomson, ‘Tiny’ Hick (behind), Ken Lacey. Ex Watchtower (?). 1966
Graham ‘Torchy’ Phillips (standing) with Paddy Kane. 1965
Dave ‘Smudge’ Smith. 1966 Smudge. 1966 Line up outside duty Room – pre-blue light days! 1965 Terry Regent 1966 Robbie Thomson (L), Ken Lacey in the Cellar Bar 1965 L/R: Ken Lacey, ‘Smudge’ Smith, Robbie Thomson, rear of Unit lines. 1966
Barry Mountford on Exercise – either eating an egg or darning his socks! 1965 Flamingo pond, Muenster. Keith Hay, extreme right, getting recovery help from REME. Oberjoch Feb 1965 Keith Hay bringing the post – Oberjoch Feb 1965 Barry Mountford (R) driving, passenger not known. 1965
Dave Smith outside Duty Room. 1965 Robbie Thomson, D J at 6 Bde Officer’s mess function – 1965 Bob Greaves and wife, 1965 ‘Tiny’ Hick as barman with Julie (typist) 1965
Lcpl Mick Mobbs and Annita get married – April 1966.