Service Nov 1954 to June 1957
Grahame Reed (Lofty)
Camp (Somme lines), 5TR Rippon,
3GHQ Fayid Canal Zone, 3GHQ Kykko camp, Wolsey barracks Nicosia,
I joined the Royal Signals at
Somme Lines Catterick in June 1954 for basic training. On completion was posted
to 5TR Ripon for DR, Motorcycle and Driver training followed by attachment
to Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team for assessment and training. In March
1955 I was posted to 3GHQ Signal Regiment, Canal Zone Fayid followed by a
posting to Cyprus in September again with 3GHQ accommodated at Kykko Camp
Nicosia, working at Signal Centre/SDO at Wolsey Barracks. In November I was
seconded to CRE Episkopi to set up and open a temporary SDO for the new Crown
Base. January 1956 I rejoined 3GHQ upon its transfer from Nicosia to Episkopi.
Promotions: November 1955 Lance Corporal; August 1956 Corporal:
I left the service on the 27 June 1957.
Grahame (Lofty) Reed at Nicosia War Cemetery(Waynes Keep). Cyprus. Nov 28th 2011.
At the graveside of his friends Cpl Chris Cooper and John (Smudger) Smith (pictured)
both tragically died in service.
Click here for the history of the Nicosia War Cemetery (Waynes Keep)