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Geoff Wooler kindly sends along the photographs reproduced below. These were taken in Cyprus and the Persian Gulf about 1972 when he served with the 1st Bn. The Royal Anglian Regiment. They show battalion's rear link detachment commanded by (then) Cpl. Ziggy Hebdon R.Sigs., the picture of Ziggy on his own is in Cyprus at Kingsfield Airstrip waiting to fly out to Manama Sharja and the other, the group of 4 is Ziggy, Alan Quiry REME Tech., Geoff and 'Smudger' Smith as TG ops.
Geoff remembers that "we established a link to Cyprus using Larkspur A13 and C11 radios (duplex) with homemade antennas out of R4 and D10. Bearing in mind the A13 was only 8 watts and the C11 (I think) 50 Watts we didn't do too bad for Infantry Signallers, voice during the day and TG at night. We had some fun with the locals as they kept "nicking" the copper R4, so we did the pencil trick with a piece of paper and with the C11 on full power made fire, that seemed to stop the R4 disappearing!"
Anyone wishing to contact Geoff may do so by email at Geoffreywooler@aol.com
Photographs © Geoffrey Wooler
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