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 have today.
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
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 duty.
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.