Please email your memorabilia with any additional
information to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will put it on the website
A 16 Fld
Sqn lapel badge has been commissioned
and is now available from me for any ex-16
Fld Sqn members.
The story on
the badge goes back a few years to a meeting I had
with Russ (Benny Bennett) at the Southampton boat
show. We were talking about our time in 16 and how
sad it was that such an old Squadron had been
disbanded etc etc.... shame there wasn't a lapel
Then I mentioned it to Derek
Stevenson; as the guy who hosts the 16 web site I
thought he may know if a badge existed.
No there wasn't one so I set
out to create one based on the badge that was
commissioned for the Squadron 150th anniversary in
1975, the Malta Cross.
Derek and I chucked it back
and forth over a few years but it never moved on;
however last October after the Junior Leaders
reunion in Dover I decided to look into
commissioning a badge in memory of a Field
Squadron now departed.
I had to get permission from
the REA and submitted 6 designs They narrowed it
down to three designs... or it may have been two,
can't exactly remember.
Derek and I both agreed on
the final design and then I saved up my weekly
to get the tooling and production done.
Please note they are NOT in a box. The photo in
the box is for display only.
If you're in touch with any
ex 16 lads perhaps you can spread the word.
Order from Steve Burt
was founded 9 years ago by
a group of like minded
ex-boys in 2000.We had our
first re-union in October
2000, and have
subsequently met every
original aim was to
reunite all those who
started their service with
the Boys Squadron
Aldershot and then its
successor the Junior
Leaders Regiment Dover, or
served as permanent
staff.We have now opened
up membership to graduates
from the Army Foundation
College also, when badged
it will be the 10th
anniversary of our
founding, and with a
growing and enthusiastic
membership, support for
the future of the Branch