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by Graham Dean
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile Phone Directory Service
Replies: 0
Views: 1847

Mobile Phone Directory Service

This is not actually a DTELS topic but I think it's important enough to bring it to the attention of as many people as possible. It seems to have been kept quiet so far! From early next week all UK mobiles will be on a directory which means that anyone will be able to access your number for the paym...
by Graham Dean
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Bereavement
Topic: MICHAEL D. PRICE
Replies: 2
Views: 3006

I've only just seen the notification about Mick and it has shocked and saddened me. I'm sorry to have missed his funeral. We were at Ruddington together although in different sections. Mick was a really great bloke and, as has already been said, a gentleman. Never one to raise his voice he got the j...
by Graham Dean
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: Who's on the site?
Replies: 44
Views: 17697

Hi Roy Sorry for the delay but I never seem to get that much time nowadays - the result of retiring! Victoria is having a real bad time at the moment with the bush fires. I feel for them. I note it's the adjacent State to South Australia so is it having any effect on you? Are you providing any emerg...
by Graham Dean
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: Who's on the site?
Replies: 44
Views: 17697

That's ok Graham. I shouldn't have jumped to the wrong conclusion. However, a trip on the Jannock would be nice. I enjoyed the evening as well and left at 2045.

Hope the meeting went/goes well today and that you have a safe journey home.

Look forward to seeing you again.

All the best.

Graham.
by Graham Dean
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: Who's on the site?
Replies: 44
Views: 17697

Hi Roy Thanks for the kind words. I enjoyed my time at Hannington, both work-wise and socialising. There were the monthly sea-fishing trips (fair-weather only!), summer fetes, BBQ's and Bonfire Nights at Weyhill, just to mention a few. In saying that though, I've been happy wherever I've worked and ...
by Graham Dean
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: Who's on the site?
Replies: 44
Views: 17697

Hi Roy I do remember you from Hannington and am pleased you are enjoying life down under. I agree it was sad, and a bit of a shock, to hear about Conrad. He was a real gentleman. After being made redundant by NTL, on the closure of Ruddington HQ in 1994, I started up as an independant consultant pro...
by Graham Dean
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Suggestions for an Essex or Herts Hilltop location
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Hi Steve Sorry it's not the same site but I was puzzled as to the distance between Redoubt and the Ongar that I discovered. It appears that this is a different Ongar. I can say that the name and NGR I have given you is a correct Home Office-registered radio site which appears to be around the inters...
by Graham Dean
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Suggestions for an Essex or Herts Hilltop location
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

The site at Reed is officially called Therfield (TL 355 364) and I believe the site Steve is looking for is Ongar (TL 552 030). Unfortunately, I have no details of this site. Are there any ex-DTELS maintenance/installation staff, who worked on Home Defence, able to confirm Ongar as a HD site and/or ...
by Graham Dean
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Depots and Outstations
Topic: Billinge Depot.
Replies: 3
Views: 2717

Billinge Depot

Hi Cliff, Graham Dean ex-Welwyn Garden City and Crewe Detachments (among other locations) here. About every couple of months ex-staff from Billinge Depot and outstations meet up for a pint or two near Northwich. One of the regular attendees is Howard Marshall who you mentioned. I note you live in Ch...
by Graham Dean
Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: Who's on the site?
Replies: 44
Views: 17697

Ex RHers

Hi Graham, If the game was on tv I bet the pubs weren't deserted! About 8 years ago we hired a barge from Nantwich and did the LLangollen trip and back in a week. It was a bit hairy where the canal narrows for long stretches and boats can't pass. Not as relaxing as people say, I thought. My mobile i...
by Graham Dean
Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: DTELS Reunited!
Topic: Who's on the site?
Replies: 44
Views: 17697

Ex RHers

Hi Dave (Rumens) & Graham (Keens) Another ex RHer signing on. It was good to see the photos of Hannington you took Dave, even the outside of our offices! Vic Chisman left TVP HQ, Kidlington, a good while ago. They bought stables in Scotland where his wife runs a riding school and Vic was doing contr...