A new member of groupbox, Derek Bean what a great army career he having travelled widely with the KOYLI – 2LI

Thanks Jim Briggs ex KOYLI for bringing him to the forum

here is Dereks career

Here is a bit of Dereks history with the army. I knew him through working in the QM’s office at Hilden.

May 1947 Nat Service Elgin in Scotland then to Shrewsbury Barracks Shropshire

1948 Sent to Fighting vehicle proving establishment Longcross Surrey

6 July 1949 Barnard Castle

18 July 49 sailed to Malaya Penang Bornio

Sep 1950 Cpl in QM Stores

Aug 1951 UK

10 Nov 1951 Dortmund

June 1952 posted to Strensall Yorkshire where made Sgt

Feb 1955 posted to Kenya

Nov 1955 Aden

May 1956 Nicosia Cyprus

Nov 1957 back to UK to Barnard Castle

Jan 1958 Sennelager

1959 Hilden

Apr 1960 Derek posted to Pontefract

Apr 1961 Batley TA

1962 Colour Sgt

1963 Pontefract Bks closed

Aug 1963 flew Malacca

5 Dec 1963 Derek to Bornio

May 1964 Derek back to Malacca

Oct 1964 Tidworth

Aug 1965 Aden

May 1966 Tidworth

Oct 1966 to Bodelwyddan North Wales

1970 Derek posted to Taunton

Aug 1971 Derek discharge from Army [Just over 24 years service]
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