Royal Corps of Signals

Service Nov 1954 to June 1957


Grahame Reed (Lofty)

Catterick Camp (Somme lines), 5TR Rippon,
3GHQ Fayid Canal Zone, 3GHQ Kykko camp, Wolsey barracks Nicosia,
CRE Episkopi

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.

Royal Signals Catterick Camo Septemebr 1964. 26/263 troop. Grahame Lofty reed

Grahame Reed (Lofty).  Royal Signals

Grahame Reed (Lofty).  Royal SignalsLofty and mate outside the reception tent

Grahame Reed (Lofty).  Royal SignalsCinema programs Cameronia and Hippodrome FayidLofty on the beach

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Grahame Reed (Lofty).  Royal SignalsCpl Chas Chambers Episkopi 1956Cpl Wilkie Wilkins

Albert and "Lofty" at their reunion
Waynes Kepp cenetery Cyprus Nov 2011Waynes Kepp cenetery Cyprus Nov 2011
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
both tragically died in service.
Click here for the history of the Nicosia War Cemetery (Waynes Keep)

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