16 Indep Para Bde PCCU RE was stationed in Arnhem Barracks Aldershot certainly in the 1965 to 69 period and provided postal support to the whole of 16 Indep Para Bde including such units as 7RHQ, all three Para Battalions, Depot Airborne Forces, 216 Para Sigs, 16 Para Wksps REME and 16 Para Tpt Sqn RCT.
Posted MArch 2014 -
Just to let you know the unit had actually moved to Bulford from Aldershot prior to me passing ‘P’ coy in '71 and qualifying as a Parachutist RE. Although I did “pre para” selection in Aldershot with 9th Indep Para Sqn RE, I initially served with the16 Indep Para Bde PCCU RE, who at the time were based in Bulford. Eventually I transferred to a 9 SQN, and am in touch with the SQN guys thru the AEA etc.
16 Indep Para Bde PCCU RE was a unique little outfit, (and recall there was only actually five or six Para posties serving during my time in Bulford); and I am desperately trying to locate any of them who were at the in "Bulford" at the same time.