June 26, 2016

Joined in 1944. Number 14903588

Now living in Scarborough.

May 11, 2016

David Lorimer was born in 1945 and educated at Leeds Grammar School. He started work as a trainee/ junior reporter on the Keighley News in 1964 and on gaining a distinction in the journalists' Pro...

May 11, 2016

Ray Taylor comes from a Green Howard family.  His father served for 27 years and his younger brother Tony for 24. Ray himself enlisted as a Junior Soldier in the Royal Engineers in 1956, 59 years...

May 11, 2016

John Lynch, ‘Slim’, joined the Green Howards fifty years ago. After training at Strensall he joined 1st Battalion in Tripoli, later moving to Benghazi. He moved Colchester and onwards to Malaysia....

May 11, 2016

Herbert Kidd, known obviously as ‘Billy the Kid’, joined the Green Howards fifty years ago in 1965. After training at Strensall he joined 1st Battalion in Colchester and moved to Malaysia. He also...

May 11, 2016

Alan Readman joined the Army in 1963, enlisting first into the Royal Pioneer Corps. After basic training in Northampton, he was sent straight out to Aden on active service. One night, on sentry du...

April 26, 2016

Mr Dennis BOOTH - Whitby Branch


Dennis Booth enlisted in 1963 and served until 1975 when he was discharged as Staff Sergeant.  He then became an instructor in the Army Cadet Force.

Dennis Booth has...

April 26, 2016

Mr Raymond BOWEN - Thornaby Branch


Ray Bowen was also trained at JTR Troon, where he enlisted in 1964. He was posted to 1st Battalion in Colchester , joining the MT, later moving to the Anti-Tank...

April 26, 2016

Mr Graham CROSSLAND MM – Darlington Branch


Graham Crossland was a coal miner for seven years before joining the Army in Sheffield in 1965.  Trained at Strensall, he was awarded Best Recruit at his...

April 26, 2016

Mr Peter CURTIS – Richmond Branch


Peter Curtis comes from a distinguished Green Howard family. He joined the Army in 1964 as an Infantry Junior Leader and trained at Oswestry. He joined 1st Battal...

April 26, 2016

Mr Louis HANSEN  – Thornaby Branch


Louis Hansen joined in 1965. After training at Strensall he joined 1st Battalion in Tripoli, later moving, with others here today, to Benghazi with A Company.  R...

April 26, 2016



Peter Hardisty enlisted in 1949.  After training in Strensall, he was posted to 1st Battalion in Malaya in 1950, during the emergency there. He served in Singapore with B Compa...

April 26, 2016



Mick Moore joined in 1964, being posted to Tripoli, then Benghazi with A Company. He then moved to Colchester, and completed the Hong Kong, Malaysia and British Honduras trips....

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August 2020 Results

£25 - 15     - Brigadier David Santa-Olalla

£20 - 217   - Bill Jones – Cheshire Branch

£20 - 236   - Tom Fisher

£15 - 467   - Major Ian Kibble

£15 - 574   - Michael Mander

All numbers were drawn by members of staff at the museum

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