6 Inf Bde Pro Unit RMP – Pre 1965 nominal roll (Regulars)
Capt CTH Campbell WO2 Maurice Caldicott
Capt ‘Dutch’ Holland WO2 ‘Taffy’ Coombes
Ssgt ‘Topper’ Brown Sgt ‘Paddy’ Vignoles
Sgt Colin Whatman Cpl Rick Heeley
Sgt Donnelly Bob ‘Yogi’ Horrocks
Sgt Rick Smith Jimmy Walker
Sgt Ted Moore Brian Unwin
Lcpl Tom Renforth Richard ‘Dickie’ Poole
Ian Phillips Gordon Roberts
Fred Laing ‘Dick’ Cramp
Derek Else Bill ‘Chuffing’ Purdy
Dougie Hawes Bill Rowan
Ray Everett Bob Bigg
Jimmy Maclean Pete Burton
Lcpl Gordon ‘Jock’ Scobbie – ACC attached
6 Inf Bde Pro Unit RMP – Pre-1965 nominal roll (National Servicemen)
Lcpl David Currie Lcpl Bob Brown
Peter Draper Gordon Davies
David Hartley Fred Booth
Ronald Greenwell George Mack
Robert ‘Haggis’ Christie (?) Boon
John Freeman Graham Butcher
Eric Speed (signed on as Regular) ‘Chin’ Petchey
Robert ‘Jock’ Mckerracher Tom ‘Tam’ Brown
‘Sam’ Snead Hughie Reid
(?) Simmons Ron Greenwood
Tony Harris Joe Chantrell
‘Dusty’ Millar (?) Pemberton
Dave Sunderland Nick ‘Alpine’ Tarling
‘Dixie’ Dean John ‘Farmer’ Freeman
Pete Bracegirdle Mick Cook
‘Tanky’ Warmsley (?) Clayton
John Charles Chumbley Les Trout
Bryan Johnson John Chambers
Mervin Draper Bill Pearson
Eddie Mincher Keith Beadles
Brian Gascoyne Ken Hillier
Gerry Maskery Mike Woods
Alex Bond David Leader
‘Taffy’ Davis Norman Godman
Arthur Payne ‘Jock’ Shields
Roy Clague John Harvey
George Mack Colin Bakewell
Jimmy Wedderburn (?) Simmon
Cpl Bill ‘Tiffy’ Goat REME attached
‘Tiffy’ Smailes REME attached
Lcpl (?) Macmillan ACC attached
Bob Duddridge ACC attached
Jimmy Sewell ACC attached
L/R: Bill ‘Lefty’ Maxton, Bob Bigg, Fred Laing. 1963 Rear, L/R: ‘Lefty’ Maxton, Jimmy Atherton,’Ally’ Watson(NS), Front,L/R: Gordon ‘Jock’ Scobbie ACC (NS), Brian Unwin, Bob ‘Yogi’ Horrocks – 1962 L/R: Fred Laing, Jimmy Atherton, Tom Renforth, Fred Campbell, Terry Regent, 1963. L/R: Tom ‘Tam’ Brown (NS), Gordon Davies, Gordon Roberts, Bob Bigg, Dusty Miller (NS), Peter Bracegirdle (NS) – en-route to Vogelsang, 1961. L/R: Geoff Walsh, (?), Jack Frost, (?), (?) in Aachen – 1964 Joe Chantrell (NS) leaves the Unit – 1961 Rear L/R: Fred Booth, Joe Chantrell, Monika (typist), Mick Cook, (?). Front L/R: ‘Tanky’ Walmsley, (?), WO2 ‘Taffy’ Coombes, Gordon Davies, John Chumbley (behind Gordon), (?). All Nat Service except Gordon Davies. 1961 Photos taken by Dougie Hawes (NS), design by Peter Draper (NS). Ian Phillips bottom right. 1961 Unit Christmas card.
L/R: Tony Harris, Peter Draper, Bob Bigg, 1963 L/R: Capt ‘Dutch’ Holland, Gordon Roberts, Fred Campbell (rear), Bde HQ Cook, Bob Bigg, Gordon Davies, Ron Greenwell. 1962 2nd Left: Bob Bigg, 1962 L/R: Fred Campbell, Bob Bigg – 3rd from right – Frank Huggett, Interpreter, 1962
Tom Renforth (L), ‘Smudge’ Smith, 1964 Jimmy Atherton (R) with his dad – Apr 1962 Rear, L/R: Jimmy Atherton, (?), (?), Dick Cramp, (?), kneeling: (?), (?) – visit by German Civpol to Mess, 1964 L/R: (?), ‘Willi’ from the kitchen, Jimmy Atherton, 1964 Bob Bigg at scene of RTA, 1963 L/R: Gordon Scobbie ACC, Tom Renforth, Bob Rose, John Westland. 24th Dec 1964 Farewell dinner menu for the last serving RMP National Servicemen, York Bks, 8th March 1963
L/R: Ian Phillips, Tony Harris, Jimmy Atherton, Sgt Bob Hanks, Eric Speed, Jimmy Maclean – 1961/62 L/R: Jimmy Walker, young Jim, Connie Walker, Carole Atherton – 1963 Terry ‘Jimmy’ Atherton, Squad R12, pass out – March 1962. Also in this squad were Dave Bullen and John Malleary, both subsequent 6 Brigaders Jimmy Atherton- 1962, wearing ‘boots-ammo’
The following two photographs, both from 1959 are reproduced from the www.redcap70.net website, with the kind permission of Ian Dixon and grateful thanks to John Chambers. There are more photos from this era on the redcap70 website.
L/R: Keith Hay, Mrs MacLean, Jimmy MacLean, Horst Hopp – 1964 L/R: Dick Cramp, Mrs Cramp, Carole Atherton – 1964
L/R: Rear: ‘Brett’, Jimmy Atherton, Fred Campbell, Front L/R: ‘Janet’, Carole Atherton, ‘Kay.’ – 1964
PM’s inspection: Capt Holland and WO2 Caldicott in BDs, also Sgt Rick Smith, Cpl Bill Goat REME and Cpl Bill Rowan – 1962 PM’s inspection: Unit transport lined up outside tank garages, York Bks – 1962 Pete Bracegirdle (L), David Currie – 1962 Ian Phillips (L), Bob ‘Haggis Christie – 1962 PM’s inspection: discussion re BSA motor bikes – Capt ‘Dutch’ Holland 2nd left, WO2 Maurice Caldicott in centre with clipboard – 1962
Capt CTH Campbell (L), Capt ‘Dutch’ Holland – Capt Campbell receiving his farewell tankard on his last day in the Unit, handing over to Capt Holland. 1962 Jimmy Walker, working on his ‘Gogomobile’ – 1963
Traute & Jimmy MacLean. 1962 L/R: Peter Draper, Tony Harris, Fred Laing, Aasee, near Zoo, 1962 Bob Bigg (L)Groom and Jimmy Atherton, Best Man – 1963
Sgt Brian Gater, rear, 3rd left with Commonwealth Military Police colleagues, Korea – 1953. Brian was subsequently to serve as a Sgt, Ssgt, WO2 and WO1 with 6 Inf Bde Pro Unit over different postings. Photo submitted by his daughter Susan and also passed to www.redcap70.net for inclusion there.
L/R: Fred Laing, REME ‘Tiffy’, Barry Mountford 1964
L/R: Bill ‘Lefty’ Maxton, Jimmy Atherton, Yogi Horrocks. 1962
Barry Mountford with Landrovers in front of 4RDG tank garages. 1964
RMP Landrover on Albersloherweg, photographed by German Civil Police – 1964. Driver & passenger not known. Same Landrover, same location with Civil Police radar showing 65Kph at 1215 hrs on 15th April 1964!
The following 11 photos were submitted by Bob Bigg:
The late Dougie Hawes- circa 2017 (see wedding photo below – Dougie in 1963). Robert ‘Haggis’ Christie, National Serviceman (L) and Dave Hartley. 1962
Wedding of Bob & Maddie Bigg, RC Chapel, German Hauptklinic, attached to BMH Münster. L/R:Hazel Sherlock, QA, N/K (rear), Maddie, Bob, Fred Laing (rear), Gelinda Gregory, Jimmy Walker, Jimmy Atherton (best man), Graham Butcher (rear), Bdr Jackson 40 Regt RA, Dougie Hawes, Eric Speed, Pauline Speed, Mrs ‘Boo Boo’ Horrocks (wife of ‘Yogi’) with baby, , N/K (rear). 27th April 1963
Advance party move from Wuppertal to Münster. Sgt Vignoles (front), Gordon Roberts, rear, 2nd right, next to Jimmy Sewell ACC att. Late 1958/early 1959.
L/R: Dusty Millar, Sam Snead, N/K, Jimmy Booth, Bob Brown, Gordon Roberts, Bill ‘Chuffin’ Purdy. Early 1961. Gordon Roberts (Left) with Mick Cook, National Serviceman. Mess bar in old position – early 1962 Bill Rowan’s wedding with Gordon Roberts (best man) – early 1960.
Mick Woods & ‘Laura.’ Local newspaper reporting serious fire in nurses accommodation block, BMH Münster – 1961. Mess group including Bill Rowan, Gordon Roberts, Mick Woods, Jimmy Sewell ACC. Note Bill’s Battledress (BD) jacket and 2 Div emblem on tie!
Gordon Roberts – 1962
The following 8 photographs were submitted by Bill Jarrett:
Tom Renforth, Vogelsang – 1964 Tom Renforth under an impressive monument – Vogelsang, 1964 L/R: Tom Renforth, Brian Drake ACC, Bill ‘Lefty’ Maxton, Jack Frost and ‘pete’ (rear) – Exercise ‘Screaming Eagle’, Vogelsang, July 1963 L/R: Bob Greaves, Jack Frost, N/K (in bed), N/K right – possibly Grade 1 & 2 course, Sept 1964 Terry Regent (L) and Tom Renforth – Unit car park 1963 Tom Renforth on Exercise – 1964 L/R: Tom Renforth, Bob Bigg, ‘Yogi’ Horrocks, Bill Jarrett, ‘Jock’ Scobbie ACC and ‘wee Yogi’ in front! Entrance to Duty Room and Unit accommodation – 1963
‘Smilley’ Pemberton, ‘Chin’ Petchey and Hughie 252 Reid, National Servicemen leave the Unit on demob. Also in photo: Tony Harris, Kevin the Cook, Eric Speed, Bill Goat REME, Les Trout, Dougie Hawes, Tom Brown, Graham Butcher, Dave Sutherland, John Freeman, Brian Unwin, Dave Millar, David Currie, Peter Cook and Ian Phillips – around 1961/62 when demobbed personnel travelled by train to Hoek of Holland then ferry to Harwich and demob at Woking.
L/R: Bill Jarrett, Eric Speed, Jimmy McLean – Duty Room, 8th April 1963
Lcpl Bob Hanks, (11 Armd Div?), late 50s/early 60s Cpl Bob Hanks, PMs inspection parade, HQ & dog section, Malta 61/62
The full picture – supplied by Alf Elwell – Bob Hanks is 2nd right.
L/R: Fred Laing, Dougie Hawes, Bob Bigg, Bob Hanks with map and Gordon Davies – umpiring on Exercise, Lower Saxony, early 1964.