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by Alan Earp
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 3
Views: 27160

Re: Kilimanjaro

Thanks to everyone who donated, we have amassed £7,021.21
This is more than twice our original goal. All of this money will go to the 3 charities.

Thank you again.
by Alan Earp
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 3
Views: 27160

Re: Kilimanjaro

Just got back today. The 3 of us made it to the top of Africa on Friday 5 October at 08:05 (05:05 UK time), a couple of hours after dawn in Tanzania. [The air has 40% less oxygen at that height so breathing was difficult and the temperature well below Celsius freezing point.] By that time it had war...
by Alan Earp
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 3
Views: 27160

Re: Kilimanjaro

OK, I'll help, but we better get a picture of the forage cap at the top of that little hill! Yes, my original 95th forage cap that served me well in the ranks will be worn. That elephant will never carry all 3 of you to the top ! Just call me Hannibal! A nice chianti will go well too! You got kidna...
by Alan Earp
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 3
Views: 27160

Kilimanjaro

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XF7XR7cF-7I/T-6rXNw8NlI/AAAAAAAAAGA/Qwx2M52t0UA/s1600/Kili+Rongai.jpg At my last Lakeland jaunt in February, two of us agreed to celebrate one of our group's "special birthday milestone" by accompanying him up Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m, 19,341ft) via the Rongai route cover...
by Alan Earp
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lieutenant Molloy
Replies: 8
Views: 14780

Re: Lieutenant Molloy

I've spoken to Ben Townsend of 2/95th who is one of their professional researchers and he will be joining this topic soon. He's not sure if he will be able to provide much information but is certainly keen to discuss.
by Alan Earp
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lieutenant Molloy
Replies: 8
Views: 14780

Re: Lieutenant Molloy

Wonderful, Georgie. The battle honours for the Pyrenees, Nivelle and Nive were a series of many battles and skirmishes so it is not surprising that he would have referred to them by other names. Obidos was a an initial encounter that 2/95th had with the French prior to Rolica but not sufficient to w...
by Alan Earp
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lieutenant Molloy
Replies: 8
Views: 14780

Re: Lieutenant Molloy

Hi Georgie, Good to hear again from you in Western Australia. Thanks for persevering on the logon registration, your email was just the ticket. As I said to you, I keep the logon registration non-automatic to reduce the number of spam logons for services etc that are totally unrelated to our hobby. ...
by Alan Earp
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Walcheren Campaign Bicentenary - July 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 15670

Re: Walcheren Campaign Bicentenary - July 2009

There's also this one of Day 2's assault on the French bastion where 1/95th had the honour of being the Forlorn Hope that managed to clear the way for the 44th heavies without loss, despite entreaties for us to commit suicide! You can see us at the foot of the hill skirmishing and probing for the ch...
by Alan Earp
Wed May 20, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Oporto and Albuera Despatch - May 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 10555

Re: Oporto and Albuera Despatch - May 2009

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1/95th & 2/44th crossing the Duoro:

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by Alan Earp
Tue May 19, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Oporto and Albuera Despatch - May 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 10555

Re: Oporto and Albuera Despatch - May 2009

Quick summary: Oporto: 2 street battles, one at night - awesome. 1 practice river crossing and then for real for second battle. Loads of rounds fired, extremely loud. Medal at the end of the campaign. Badajoz: Les and I walked round the whole walled sections, me in uniform. I did a storming of ditch...
by Alan Earp
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266259

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Sorry we've been quiet on this one but it is the closed season and people are occupied on catching up with their real lives.
We've done a little research but have not progressed far. You may have got some info from our friends at 2/95th who have expertise in these things? We'll keep delving though.
by Alan Earp
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Filming - Rivers BBC
Replies: 0
Views: 6518

Filming - Rivers BBC

Today, Dave Preece (2/44th) and I had the privilege to partake in the filming of Griff Rhys Jones' new series, "Rivers", at Waltham Gunpowder Mills. We will be signing autographs at Landguard.
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by Alan Earp
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt William Shaw 2/95
Replies: 8
Views: 19236

Re: Lt William Shaw 2/95

95th did not have drummers. Used bugler or whistles.
by Alan Earp
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: missing co.s of bns of 95th at Waterloo/Bn organization
Replies: 2
Views: 8571

Re: missing co.s of bns of 95th at Waterloo/Bn organization

As a starter: 1/95th - Companies 3, 4, 6 and 7 were skeleton companies in England being recruiting cadres commanded by junior officers. Battalion staff consisted of Lt.Col. Barnard, Major Cameron, Capt. Smith H, Lt Kincaid, Paymaster MacKenzie, Qtrmstr Bagshaw, Surgeon Burke, Asst Surgeons Robson & ...
by Alan Earp
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Hi, Just wanted to say hi to Les and Martin
Replies: 3
Views: 9528

Thanks for reregistering, Paul and for the interesting anecdotes. I spoke to Martin at the weekend and he most certainly remembered you and will take a look at your messages and especially the photos.