You can leave a message or tell us about your life as a Shiner, its up to you!
Although I have never written nor registered with this website before today, I do scan through the message boards from time to time. In doing so this morning I was distressed to read of the death of personal friends with whom I had shared my service life and felt I should make at least one contribution to let those who remain know what has become of me and perhaps get in touch.
They may recall that when the 10th and 11th amalgamated I, being a helicopter pilot, was surplus to requirements and became a 3rd Carabineer: it was there we parted company. I left the army in early 1974 to continue my flying career in “Civvy Street”, which happily moved from success as advancement seemed to depend on merit and not on the lustre of my footwear. I wound up as a consultant for the Royal Dutch Shell group of companies, sharing an office at Heathrow Airport with my colleagues who comprised three retired Air Commodores and one Fleet Air Arm Vice Admiral – me being the only ex NCO, but no one seemed to notice.
I retired on a Shell pension in 1999 (aviators get kicked out at 55 – 56 in my case) and now live happily in Suffolk with my second wife, Stephanie, and a rather wayward Jack Russell terrier that at feeding time responds to “Jazz”.
Michael (Mike – sorry it went with the job) Goulter ex 3rd troop B Squadron and Air Squadron
hi mick yes i remember you well as the song goes. great to know that you are still alive and kicking. was looking at some old photos of you only last weekend. still incontact with lofty hannah harry tate and others. and was telling my grandson of when we use to go buzzing around the country side in your chopper cheers mate robbo .
I was in Suport troop mt sqms store and officers mess
I got back from posting to Lulworth to find you had wings I know work with Rear Admirals as well plus the c in c and 2fsl only because I work the cloyhing store and Greatcoat store in Pompey I must be one of the old shinners still working only 61 and still claim to be the youngest one who was in Aden.
Les and Jean Chiverton from the Isle of Wight.
I was in mt troop and sjt mess as bus driver.
I'm 61 and can remember Bob Oxford. He once came to our house in Thorley on the Isle of Wight quite a few years ago.
I've just found this site and am looking to reunite with people who also served at the same time. Between 1965 - 1978 I was serving.
Has anyone heard anything about Ray Turner?
Hi Les, just saw your message, I was in MT Troop at the same time as you, I transferred to 3DG on amalgamation. Mike Rehorn
hi mick i remember you i transferred from c squadron to air troop we went toboganing on munster playing fields and nocking down snowmen do you remember hope you get this message regards speedy
Hi Mike, or as we new you (Manger)Goulter, don't know why. If I remember correctly, you had the FNG stood to as we drove in convoy from Thumier down to Little Aden, forgot the details.I was with you in Thumier we had lofty Gordon as 'B'Sqn Leader. I had the job of driving the water bowser.Others I remember, Laurie Reed (sadly passed away).
Hi Mike I remeber you I think but not sure could have been another Goulter did you ever go to Bovington depot at all, it would be nice to hear from you.