Reconnaissance Training Centre Catterick Photo

Discussion in 'Recce' started by MyOldDad, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    [​IMG]

    Photo of the staff of the Reconnaissance Training Centre at Catterick with General Sir Bernard Charles Tolver Paget GCB, DSO, MC (front row centre). To his right is Col. Whitbread. Also Maj. Archie Hills (ex 51 Recce) 2nd row, 2nd from left. Lt. Frankie Howells (ex 56 Recce) 3rd row, 6th from right. Lt Alan Blacker (ex 51 Recce) back row, extreme right. Photo taken c1943/4. (Original was very slightly out of focus.)

    Tom.
     
    Smudger Jnr likes this.
  2. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Wouldn't mind betting that those with blanco'd lapels are North Africa vets.!!
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Well spotted.

    Great picture Tom !
     
  4. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Wouldn't mind betting that those with blanco'd lapels are North Africa vets.!!

    Archie Hills and Alan Blacker certainly were.
    Tom.
     
  5. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    I forgot to add these enlargements to the original post last night:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Tom.
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Few have medal ribbons up, I can see one MC.
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The Padre looks happy.
     
  8. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    5th Camerons were ordered to stop whitening their lapels, but the 'old hands' continued to do it until demob in 1946. Have several photos on my website with them glaringly obvious.!!!
     
  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Tom,

    Many thanks for the picture. I will print it off and put it with my fathers record.
    he was there training in 1943.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  10. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Tom, Great pics.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  11. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Have found a copy of the same photo in "The Reconnaissance Journal", this time with names - and yes I will be scanning the journal. Have already tried but couldn't get it to upload.
    Recce Training Camp Catterick.jpg
     
  12. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    It is nice to have the names to the faces.

    Many thanks.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  13. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Thanks for posting, good to put names to faces

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  14. Paul_A_Bell

    Paul_A_Bell Junior Member

    How can i copy this pic - given my connection (and being born on the Garrison)
     
  15. jamie18thmo

    jamie18thmo Member

    That's a great photo. Thanks for posting it.
     

Share This Page