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c and m troop 73 christmas island squadron royal engineers

1956-1957

I was in 28 Field Engineer Regiment  64 Field Park Squadron Workshop Troop between the years 1956 and 1957. Sailed out on August 1956 on HMS Chesire, returning in April 1957 on Captain Hobson.

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Gerald Rice

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Gerald Rice

On the Island from June 1961 to December 1962 during the 24 American Dominic tests. Looked after the yatchs at Port London spending most week ends on Cook Island. 13 of us now meet up for annual reunions, 

C and M troop 73 christmas island squadron royal engineers

jock fraser (on thr right ) taken january 1959

Does this forum address WWII in 1945, I have 30-40 great photos of my fathers from that time

Does this forum address WWII in 1945, I have 30-40 great photos of my fathers from that time

main camp 1959

main camp 1958

main camp 1958

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Joes hill?

I recently read an artcle on the Island and it contained the following 'The island is perfectly — no, ridiculously — flat. The highest point is a 35-foot-high mound, Joe’s Hill, erected by a British serviceman who was bulldozing coral and tar sands to construct the road that runs the length of the island. According to one account, he made the miniature hill as a perch for camping, preferring the seaside solitude to the military barracks.


I wondered who 'Joe' was and the location of his 'hill'. Anyone know?

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OPERATION GRAPPLE 1956 FILM.

Here is a link to the official Operation Grapple film, made in 1956.!  Were you there - are you in it?    http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060020933


Bob.