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Dave Gorrill

1st June 2021 - tomorrow we will say goodbye to Dave Gorrill (55 Squadron Cove, 1976-1977 then 4 Sqn Nienburg, 1977-1981, 24 Squadron Chattenden, 1981-1983, HQ 23 Engr Regt Osnabruck 1983-1988 and finishing off at HQ 38 Engineer Regt in 1988).  Dave was a contrarian, he made his own mind up and he wasn't easily persuaded otherwise.  He inspired some and enraged others - but he always had the best interests of the Corps and of his fellow sappers at heart.   



Sapper Ken Swain

Ken was a member of 3 Troop 34 Independent Field Squadron. Royal Engineers. stationed at Gilgil Kenya.
Unfortunately Ken died in a swimming pool accident on a R&R outing to Nairobi on Boxing Day 1960.He was buried in a military funeral at Gilgil military cemetery I wonder if this cemetery is still cared for after all these years.

Pat Eastwood

Andy(jock) Colville

Andy was my roomate,and fellow RHQ driver/sig at Nienberg.Andy will be remembered as a larger than life character,always up for a laugh,and someone who was very proud to be a Sapper.I met up with Andy after 40 Years,at the annual 33 bash in Blackpool,and he hadnt changed a bit.Before i left i shook his hand,gave him a hug,and wished him well.we agreed to keep in touch thereafter.I was never to see him again sadly,as he recently passed from a massive heart attack.RIP Andy,your friend Terry

Major Kenneth Todd Brightman - 118 Field Squadron

For those who use this site who may remember my father Ken I just wanted to advise that he died on 19 November peacefully in Calgary, Alberta. He would have turned 85 on 25 November.
He was always very proud to be a Sapper, having left in the early 70s only because he emigrated to Rhodesia. He lived a large life, always in leadership roles, always serving others as a CEO and consultant to steel companies around the world, including stints in South Africa, Jordan, India and back in Zimbabwe.

Remembering Frank Carman (1888-1968) Royal Engineers WW1 1914-1919 Pioneer-Sapper

Frank CARMAN. 1888-1968
Royal Engineers
Rank: Pioneer – Sapper
Regimental No: 41527. WR282333

Major John Manley MBE TD (Bar) RE

Major John Manley was unfortunately taken from us on the 29th October 2013.

John was one of those larger than life characters and we first met when he was brought in from the TA to 33 Engr Regt EOD to help with the build up to Gulf Pt 1. I worked really closely with him for nearly 4 years and irrespective of the rank difference we became firm friends. He personally requested that I was posted to Engr Br at HQ UKLF to work on EOD things with him, and I can honestly say that I would have followed him anywhere.

Sapper Darren James Smith

Biography - Sapper Darren James Smith

Sapper Smith's military career commenced as part of the Army Reserve enlisting 29 November 2001 and completing recruit training in January 2002, serving as part of 3rd Field Squadron, South Australia.