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The Squadrons nick-name was "Dirty 30".I joined 30 Squadron in January 1976, the Squadron were in training for a OP BANNER TOUR to Londonderry.I was on the rear party with S/sgt Doug Vidler,Jock Nelson,Brian Lindley and Archie Moore to name a few.
In 1977 32 Engineer Regiment was disbanded,30 SQN moved to Iserlohn,7 SQN to Nienburg and the(Then)last Engineer Armoured Squadron 26 moved to Munsterlarger.Times change now try to find a Field Squadron.
Not long after the disbandment our old Co Lt Col Mark Coe was shot and Killed by the IRA in Bielfeld.I think all of us who served with 30 Sqn in Hohne and Iserlohn have Fond memories of our time in the Sqn.30 Sqn is the only surviving Sqn that i served in it reformed in 2003. The rest i understand are "filed" at Chatham.
Thanks to Steve Preece,Danny Webb,Matt Goldie and Cab Burton for the photos that make up this page.

Steve Preece on patrol Derry 1976

Dinsey's Wife,John Dinsdale,Stan Howarth and Steve Preece
B-row(L to R) Pete Halcrow,Steve Hodge,? a POM (from 43 Fld Sup Sqn),Ginge Vickery.
F-row Cliff Cook and Gary Hodgson (Stodge)

Kev Cowling and Steve Preece.Father time takes his toll.I understand this photo was taken in Kevs bar in Malta.

Steve was the Stalwart driver for 2 troop.

John Dargavel

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Mark Wild

John Dargavel, Len Mathews Danny Webb and Cab Burton

Cab Burton
This Photo was taken in the Sgts Mess at Chatham in 1994

Ginge Stoddard
Still cant tune into Radio1

Danny Webb and Ben Bullock on VCP 1978.

Danny Webb

Ginge Lincoln

Ben Bullock

Ray Capewell,Geordie Forrest, Colin "Grewsome" Newsome and Andy Johnson

SSm Bridgett and ?

Chuffer Thornton

Brian Taylor

Len Mathews snow clearing Iserlohn outside 30 Sqn accommadation block

Jock Crawford,Sam Hoskins and John Jagus enjoying Berlin

John Jagus

Sam when in HQ troop

John Jagus with Foxy Fowler and wife at a New Years eve party in Berlin

Duty officer trying to close Sqn Bar

??,Chimp Fowles,Dinsy and wife and Niel Cowie

We were a sober Sqn at Iserlohn,Norman Ginge Cambell on left

Sam Hoskins 2003

Dave Lynde and Willy Wilson who went to be a super dooper with 9 Sqn

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SSM Norman Bridget and ?? Portadown 1978



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