65 Squadron

This is the main page for the squadron or unit. More info will be added here as I get the time, but for now it's a "base" for establishing comms with other members of the same unit. You can post messages for other members of the same unit using the messages link above this blurb, and you can also search for other members of this unit. Once you find them, click on their name to send an email direct to them. Please note that this website doesn't "remember" your emails, they are sent direct from you to the recipient without sappers.co.uk getting in the way. That helps you get in touch quickly and it keeps everything simple and free. Have fun. Gordon

I received this from David Pryke in Jan 2013 -

We were originally – but when I do not know – put into service as a `chemical warfare squadron` - but we never undertook that role … I only know this because I qualified as an industrial chemist and amusingly said I was posted there because of that … we never had anything to do with chemical warfare … although I personally did an NBC course.


Would like to hear from Sappers in 65 Sqadron who served between 1962 - 1964

what a great place for a seventeen year old to get into the world no mobiles no social networking just jump in and enjoy

Dear Mrs. Piper,

by coincidence I found "the sappers site".  I have some information about the 65 Corps Support Squadron RE that you can possibly use.  Some information is also available at




The annex contains a photo of the plaque and the text of my speech on the 40th anniversary of the re-unveiling of the restored memorial stone at the airport.

Kind regards, Uwe Horn

This was a P.R job spread over 2summers l was one of the scammel ops on the job ferrying plant between Hameln and Hoxter

Was in 65 between fed 72 till aug 76 then feb 78 early 82