Comments: Sad to read of the recent passings of Billy Budden and "Taff" Hanigan. Billy and I were classmates on the same MAA(Q) Course and I recall that he was a jovial but highly professional regulator. Bill Hanigan was my FMAA on the old Bulwark and whilst he possessed a somewhat fearsome reputation, I always found him to be an approachable and supportive manager who was very fond of his Thomas Hardy literature; again a model professional. Good to see names in the guest book from our past; my very best wishes to all.
Added: January 22, 2016
Submitted by Name: Terence (Terry) Gosling From: Ex Royal Navy, clearance Diver E-mail: email@example.com
Comments: I am trying to trace a Regulator Lamps Lamprell. We served together on HMS Yarmouth before he changed branches to Regulator. We played rugger for the ship.
Currently I am researching the career of MAA James Cobbledick for his daughter Marion. In January 1945 he transferred from the Seaman Branch of the Royal Navy to the Regulating Branch. As an RPO and according to his service record he was at the Regulating Branch training school at Fort Wallington during August to October 1947. His record suggests that he was attending a short course during this period.Would this be likely? What was the basic set-up at Fort Wallington.
Sam Watson Royal Naval Electrical Branch 1951 to 1962.
Comments: Following on from my last contribution to the Guest Book and because of it, I have today (17 Deceber) received a delightful phone call from Bill Phillips. We talked for about 30 minutes. It was good to catch up on all the news. Sorry to hear of Paul Young's amputation of his left foot and the death of Tina Rees. My prayers are with Ivor. My goodness as life goes on we seem to get not so good news, but my sincere regards to all who read this. When next in the West Country I will,make contact with you, probably through Bill. Wishing you all a very happy Chrstmas. John Buchanan.
Comments: Today 16 December is Paul Young's birthday. We joined the RN on the same day in July 1967. He was my Warrant Master at Arms in Plymouth when I was the NPM. The last I knew of him he was living in Ivybridge. Does anyone know his whereabouts? Wishing everyone in RBA 93 and all Regulators/Servive Police a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year. Kindest Regards to all. John Buchanan Lt Cdr. Rtd.
Added: December 16, 2015
Submitted by Name: Phil Le Houx From: Wales (at the moment) Home Kingsbridge E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Derek Lawrence, Kevin Williams and I are still looking for ex WOMAA Brian Kenrick Williams, ex Bellerophon, Victorious, Reg School Etc.
Last heard of as a Security advisor in Fareham, Marks and Spencers in the 80's
Added: December 8, 2015
Submitted by Name: Tony Mencner From: Palm Coast Florida USA E-mail: Tony@mencner.net
Comments: Sorry to see Bill Buden past away, served in London RNPHQ with him.
Comments: So saddened and shocked at the news that "Billy" Budden has crossed the bar. More so as only in July this year, after 40 odd years, Bill some how made contacted me. We were young Regulators at the RNPHQ London in the 70's. It was great to reminisce about old times. I'm sure many Ex Regulators from our time, will also be saddened at the news. RIP Billy.