(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
WRAC Basic Training, Lingfield 1963 in 1963
Written by Vee TaylorOne morning we were waiting for the sergeant to do kit and locker inspection and having a last cigarette. We heard the shout 'Stand by your beds' rather earlier than we expected. I threw my cigarette out of the open window behind my bed and my friend Pat Ripley in the bed opposite, didn't have her window open so she looked around for somewhere to put her stub. She was about to put it into her ashtray but changed her mind, she didn't want to dirty it.
looking for old wrac pal in 1979
Written by Dianne JenkinsI went onto forces missing persons on 15th June 2004 to look for an old army mate, the next day I recieved an e-mail from her brother who passed on info to see if she was right person. Three days later we are now in contact again after 25 years. It can work so give it a go.
29 Company WRAC Rheindahlen in 1983
Written by Lin Langdon nee Bartholomew29 Company WRAC was my first posting after completing basic training at Guildford in 1981. I met a lot of good friends here but one special one in particular, Kathy Bennett who was a CPL at the time i believe her army number started 458. We had such a good laugh here with Block parties with the guys we knew Paddy and Charlie Watts. Kathy and I hit it off straight away. Kathy got me into fitness training and devised a programme for me. One of our favourite places was the Blue Pool where we drank many a cocktail, rounding off the night at Pops & Eddies!!! Do you also remember the nights in the "Marly" This was where i met my husband Mick Langdon whom I have been married to for 21 years. We also have a daughter Kirsty who is 16. Kathy was a bridesmaid when we got married in 1983 in Portsmouth. We kept in touch for a few years after this but sadly we lost touch. I would really love to meet up with her again. The last i knew she was living in scotland. It would also be nice to know how Paddy and Charlie are doing as well.
wrac Guildford 67 in 1967
Written by Patricia Dodge was SmithI can never forget the pt in the gym,we excercised own arms by saying "I must,I must,develope my bust,I didnt need anymore.
WRAC Kingston Surrey in 1960
Written by AUDREY DONOVANTravelling to Mill Hill for postal training in the back of a three tonner freezing but still singing all the way.