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Just a week ago i had a new computer delivered and broadband installed to my house, and now thanks to forces reunited, i have just got off the phone after an hour and a half talking to one of my best old mates and the nicest guy you could ever meet, charlie fraser. on the 9th may 1978 we joined the army apprentice colledge acc together as fresh faced 16 year old boys, we endured 2 years of training (old school), before being sent off to our various units along with the other members of 2/78 intake acc.
aside from a couple of meetings and our b1 course together in 1985 we had basicly lost touch. i left the army in 1990 and now have a succesfull career as a carpenter, but i never gave up hope of seeing the boys again.
after finding forces reunited on the net i got in contact with another 2/78 member and great old friend, chris amos. i was staggered that it all happened so fast, but within 2 days i now have the e mail addresses and or phone numbers of no fewer than 8 out of 16 that originaly joined. you can imagine my surprise when i recieved a phone call tonight, right out of the blue, from charlie. it was fantastic talking about the lads, and what we had both been up to since we last met, and already we are trying to arrange a reunion in the near future, as it is 25 years this april 10th that we all passed out from colledge, and the last time we were all together.
not at all to my surprise was the fact that charlie is now commissioned to captain, and will soon be considered for promotion, somehow we always new he would go all the way, no one deserves it more than charlie.
for anyone out there reading this and who are still looking for old mates i can only say, be patient, it will happen one day, and when it does it will be all the more special.
i would like to thank forces reunited so much for giving me this opportunity, and congratulate you for providing such a wonderfull, fast and efficient service. raise yous glasses gentlemen, we will not loose touch again. Jeremy Rose