26 years ago, more by chance than deliberate design, Graham
Jolly and Yvonne Dunbar, ex-wife of Alan Dunbar, got back
in touch. She had a few names and addresses and so a contact
group was formed and it has, over the following years,
expanded until now it has an address list of over 300.
main driving force behind the original contact list was
Graham Jolly who, with the help of John Davis, decided
to put a website together. The result is the success we
held the central records and assembled a formidable scrapbook
of photographs and other memorabilia which he has, due
to ill health, handed over to Jim Clinker.
all remember, with a certain nostalgia, those halcyon
days centred around Calcutta Camp, Meiktila and Princess
Mary Barracks in Singapore.
the reasons - it might have been Tiger Beer, the NAAFI
bar, the swimming pool or beach parties, Zam Zam's curry,
Abdul's beef stew, Bugis Street, Change Alley or a combination
of all these and many others, we do not know.
is a fact is that this Squadron gave its members some
of their fondest memories of their Army careers - both
long and short. What is also beyond doubt was the enormous
camaraderie that existed at the time, both on and off
is estimated that, due to the Squadron's comparatively
short existence, only about 1,200 persons in total, both
Officers and Other Ranks, can claim the rare privilege
of being a member of the original 249 Signal Squadron.