Left to Right (word for word as written on the back of the photograph at the time - honest!!) :-
"Fingers" Relf, Pete "the Brain", Glad "the Jacket", Ira "the Mouth", Wilf "the Bootlace", Steel "the Cat", "Spider" Tully alias "Paul the Ponce," Brunt "the Front", "Puncher" Goodenough alias "the Undertaker", "Guv" Garner, Cumming "the Grass", BIg Tony, "Squealer" Rudd.
Or Alternatively :-
Chris Relf, Pete Childs, Graham Cooper, Ian Armour, Wilf Hebron, John Steel, Paul Tully, Steve Brunt, Dave Goodenough, Brian (Sid) Garner, Sandy Cumming, Tony Gill and Barry Rudd
(There are TWO other miscreants missing from this photo - Paddy Mcnee and another Paddy Mc-something-or-other , the youngest of the group ,who left mainly because he couldn't afford to stay at PK. (at thirty bob a week - no surprise!!) If either of you guys somehow land on this page - Please get in touch!Well one has - John "dont call me Paddy anymore as I work in the construction game now" McNee. Tells me the other Paddy was a McDermott.
John also remembers one other guy I forgot - Elliard Erasmo Maro. Joined our Group sometime after BTL; possibly came from Nigeria, or SL. Seem to recollect half way through "Electronics 1", Mr Maro asked Ken Stuart if he could go to the toilet, promptly left the room and was never seen again. Believe he was last seen heading in the direction of Penzance and all stations east!!
THE FOLLOWING PAGES CONTAIN A FEW ODDS 'N SODS FROM VARIOUS POSTINGS WHICH WILL BE ADDED TO AS SOON AS WE CAN FIND TIME AND A CHEAP WAY OF TRANSFERRING SLIDES TO DISK. Apologies in advance if I'm a year out here and there.....
By the Way - Received a letter in the post the other day. (Makes a nice change from eMail!!) Seems that in order to continue to receive pension benefits, there are a few among us who have decided to die without informing the C & W Pensions Department. Hands up all you naughty people!
BEEN THERE - DONE THAT!!
Pages of History which may be of interest to old (and maybe not so old ) C & W Foreign Service Staff friends and colleagues, - starting with this ........