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Gordon Carle
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Saxa Vord 70's - Help with Identity
30.05.2011 at 22:22:07
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Looking for help for my Saxa Blog. This photo came from Kelvin Holmes & shows the C&R Evaulation team (Trappers/became ADGEEB) arriving on Unst in early to mid 70's. The guys in civvies - Roy Bullers, Dave Owens (deceased), Bill Hill & Ron Gwynne. I'm trying to identify the Sqn Ldr in uniform - possibly SEngO, Dentist or Educator but open-minded! Cheers
  

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Reply #1 - 31.05.2011 at 08:40:29
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Gordon

Isn't that Dave Bartle? See SFC Staff photo in members area.

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Mike

  
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Reply #2 - 31.05.2011 at 10:48:32
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Hi Mike
Thanks Ill check it out, I can see the resemblance. However, I did meet Dave on a couple of occasions elsewhere and I have no record of him being on the strength at Saxa. Sqn Ldr COs during the period in question Melbourne/Woolston/Boddy/Daniels. A couple of the trappers who were there on the visit have also been unable to recognise the chap which also suggests he may not have been an FC.
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Reply #3 - 01.06.2011 at 08:14:11
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Gordon,

It's Dave Bartle without a doubt in my mind. I worked for him twice - first when he was OC Benbecula circa 1973 and then later on when he was OC SFC.

Is is possible that he was visiting Saxa in his capacity as OC Benbecula?

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Reply #4 - 01.06.2011 at 10:41:31
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Richard
Thanks. I suspect the location must be at fault - which would explain the problem, I'll recheck. Shame - a good picture which would have been very suitable for the blog. Anyone thinking of writing about Benbecula!
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Reply #5 - 01.06.2011 at 12:28:00
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Gordon,
On one trapping trip we did do Saxa and Benbecula. Maybe this picture was at the latter. My apologies for the mistake.
At least we know who it was now!
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Reply #6 - 01.06.2011 at 12:31:38
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No problems - it's good to get a decent FC picture into the public domain. It'll bring back memories to a number of people - glad it's come to a successful solution!
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Reply #7 - 05.08.2011 at 10:52:29
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Gordon

This might sound silly, because if I am right I can't believe that noone else has said it. But that gingerish moustache, puts me very much in mind of Sqn Ldr Dave Bartell who was CO of the School in 1976. I think he came had been at Saxa. Please don't laugh too loudly if I am way off.

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Reply #8 - 05.08.2011 at 10:58:45
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Embarrassed See what a clown you look when you don't read all of the paper before answering the question. In with both feet again.

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Reply #9 - 09.08.2011 at 14:08:39
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Thanks anyway Robin, confirmation helpfil!. Keep in touch - more questions coming soon.
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