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Judd Wilkinson
February 12, 2016

Joined: May 12, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 12, 2016

Is something missing here Freddy? Or have I missed the point, all I see is a one liner from you saying some of us must remember Judd Wilkinson! That aside, I remember him well. He, like myself, is/was married  to a German wife. He was a great guy with a marked sense of humour. not overly tall, slightly on the beefy side with a bit of a Frank Zappa moustache I recall. He was a D&M Instructor and took my wife on her driving test in Onsabrueck. Judd always had a wealth of funny stories to tell. His son, from a previous marriage I believe, called himself Knowles-Wilkinson and was in my squadron (HQ) when I was both its SSM and later 2IC. I called him Smith because I said his name was simply too long for any trooper to have let alone being hyphenated. I seem to recall KW wasn't always happy with that! Anyway Judd and I were mates for a while but I recall he was away on ERE for the longest time and I never saw him again during my latter service days .

February 12, 2016

Joined: April 23, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 12, 2016

Judd sent an e-mail to the site and I passed on the info he gave! Sorry if it seemed a bit terse. He has now joined the site so he can fill in the blanks. Freddy

February 12, 2016

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Judd Wilkinson

February 12, 2016

All is now clear Freddy, thanks for the explanation. Best wishes, David

February 13, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 13, 2016

Yep Gordon Hadfield,George Chute and Judd were the stalwarts of the D&M wings thro my time ,it's nice to know he's still around

February 13, 2016

Joined: May 15, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 13, 2016

Is Gordon Hadfield still around ?

February 13, 2016

Joined: May 5, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 13, 2016

If he is, he'll still be wheeling 'n' dealing I bet !! He & I sold thousands of duty free cigarettes & Carlsberg when we went to Denmark (I know, Carlsberg TO Denmark !) with Recce Troop, to the Danish troops in their barracks.We smuggled them in hidden behind jerrycans of petrol in the supporting 3 tonners. Unfortunately (!?!) Gordon got RTU'd for breaking the curfew after a week-end off, and I was left with the remaining "goods" & proceeds to sell off , which I did. The trouble was, we as a Troop all ran out of our own supplies of beer & cigs, & ended up buying 'em back from the Danes at inflated prices using our ill-gotten gains  !! Gordon never forgave me for spending all our profits during his enforced absence ! I hope he IS still around, & looks in on the site - if you do Gordon, best regards from your old "partner in crime". John (JKW)

February 13, 2016

Joined: May 5, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 13, 2016

I forgot to mention, Hi to Judd Wilkie, nice to hear you're on the site Judd. I remember you well ,from both 3DG & SCOTS DG days, along with your lad Knowles Wilko when he joined, who served in the same Sqn as me for a while. Regards to you both, John (JKW) That's John Webster !!

February 14, 2016

Joined: February 12, 2016
Posts: 36
Judd Wilkinson

February 14, 2016

Now I am registered on the site I can now search for a few photos from my time in the regts. Thanks for the replies. Do you remember Scouse Kennedy when he was incarcerated and he was sent back to Uk to attend his brothers hanging. (One of the last people to be hung in the UK )  I was standing in on the Provo whilst someone went on leave. I was in RHQ at the time. Do you remember Cocoa Cola Lil. One day there was such a commotion by one of the cells,  with the SUS trying to all see through the Peephole at the same time. It was a certain big person (no names no pack drill) Performing with Cocoa Cola Lil. What a laugh"""!!. I have quite a few stories to tell, but I do not want to overdo it, possibly at another time. All the best judd

February 15, 2016

Joined: April 23, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 15, 2016

Judd you have livened up the site for us all.I think you will find it was scouse Allen whose brother was the last man to hang! He was indeed released from the guardroom to go and say goodbye to his brother and on his return his kindly troop sgt asked if he had managed to see him. Did I f*** he said I have been on the p*** all week. Keep the stories coming Judd!

February 15, 2016

Joined: February 12, 2016
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Judd Wilkinson

February 15, 2016

It was in fact Scouse Allen.   The message that referred to the Provo,  brought to mind the Provo Sgt Joe Duda whose favorite saying was "If I tell once, I no tell you two times".  Scouse Allen used to bite the heads off mice (,whilst we were in a Bivvy area at the end of Range 6 at Hohne.)  

February 15, 2016

Joined: October 27, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 15, 2016

Yes Allen it was. Well Judd I remember you very well you actually passed me on my driving test in Detmold 63. Glad to hear you are still with us old mate,it is all too often we hear such and such has passed on so it is good to hear someone is still with us for a change. All the very best to you Judd

February 16, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 16, 2016

It is great to see that another ex 3DG of Detmold days and before is well and truly still with us! It is great to hear from him, I cannot remember the last time I saw him.  I remember that at one time, early in Detmold, the Carbs had to let very high ranking occifers from all 3 services loose on the training area, driving OUR Cents. I would love to have been close enough to hear what our D & M team said at their antics, cos they almost got so close to each other that there was about an inch between them...and as for high speed, say no more...  They and Cents almost flew...Best regards Judd. Tom

February 18, 2016

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Judd Wilkinson

February 18, 2016

Photo from Judd. Archive HQ Sqn

February 18, 2016

Joined: February 12, 2016
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Judd Wilkinson

February 18, 2016

The group photo is outside block 7 in Dodesheide, 1955. I do not rember all the names of those present. Geoff Stokes on far right and Eric Sanderson front row left.I remember Eric because he lived just around the corner from me in York. Can any one put names to the others. Under Dodesheide was in actual fact an Ammunition factory producing Mg ammo upto 30mm flack. Some of the factory was also above ground. Near the Cpls mess was a big hole that had been an air shaft, also just down from the D&M Wing at the back of the hangers near the ramps,was a bricked up entry. Although when we went back again in 1973 the holes had all been covered over.

February 18, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
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Judd Wilkinson

February 18, 2016

Been traveling the last couple of days ,catch up reading back home ,there was a scouse Kennedy in C Sqn in Detmold in 63/64 as he was in 2nd troop ,I can remember fun and games in the Naafi with bamboo poles jousting and Kennedy was a big guy who was carrying I think Paddy Feeny ,they were unbeatable.....now Scouse Allen was really a big pussycat and good friend ,he came from Wallasey me Birkenhead so we got on well working for Joe Duda 66/67 ,His brother was the last man hung on Merseyside for beating an old man to death ,that seamed to quiet him down ,but still eat things that were still alive just to shock people then he went to B Sqn in Munster/Herford after that I lost touch as he  demobbed,he was a real good friend


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