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NEWSLETTER #117, MARCH 2017

YOUR CORRESPONDENCE

          Wally Payne was quick to off the mark and said, ‘I see that I get two mentions in the latest
newsletter, which, combined with Leicester City's long-awaited win on Monday night (Against

                                                               Liverpool), have served to raise my sciatica affected
                                                               spirits somewhat. I have sent a copy of a page from
                                                               my football scrapbooks from Hong Kong, showing Jim
                                                               McIntosh in action. You might be able to either print it
                                                               in the next issue, of perhaps forward it to Jim McIntosh
                                                               in case he has never seen the cutting from the South
                                                               China Morning Post. I remember the match well, as
                                                               we grabbed a draw away to the Champions.’

                     -ooOoo-

                                                                          Tanky Walker commented on a previous
                                                               article and said, ‘The mention of Vittoria Bks in Werl
                                                               brought back memories. I was stationed at 4 Det
                                                               (Dortmund) 101 Army Pro Coy, in 1967. At this time
                                                               Werl, Hemer & Soest were all the responsibility of the
                                                               Canadians. We spent many hours socialising
                                                               with CFMP both at our mess and at theirs, also during
                                                               investigations etc. Their barracks, as described by
                                                               Steve Ketteringham, were indeed the best you could
                                                               get and would put ours to shame. In later years when
                                                               stationed with 247 Berlin Pro Coy, we would head
                                                               down to Werl to take part in Ex Tricap (do they still
                                                               have it I wonder?). An excellent weekend of
                                                               competition between the Companies, culminating in
the evening cabaret acts, some of which made terrific fun of the senior RMP officers. Vittoria &
Albuhera Bks, feature on You Tube and well worth looking at. Ed: I recall various trips from Bielefeld
to the Maple Leaf Store in Soest for a bit of shopping. My lingering memory is the tins of baked
beans, I have not found any brand to match them.
                                                               -ooOoo-

          Barrie Morris came to the rescue once again and was able to supply some details about 116
Provost Company CMP. The information comes from the CMP Order of Battle.
In April 1943 the Company was part of GHQ MEF Palestine. A month later it was part of the 8th Army.
January 1944 saw the Company in 3 Corps GHQ British Troops Egypt but by September of the same
year was with Force 140, Athens The War Diaries for this Company had an entry in 1946 but nothing
shown after this date.

                                                               -ooOoo-

Geoff Wilkins made the following contribution, ‘I hope that you have finished unpacking all those MFO

boxes. I have not

subscribed to the

Corps Journal for

more than 25 years

and I was surprised

the other day when

somebody posted a

copy of last

December's issue

through              my
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