Welcome to our simple NEW MESSAGE BOARD

The previous one was an external board and was placing dialers & trackers (trojans) and had to be deleted. This one is slightly more simple, but is internal and with that, secure..............I am sorry for any inconvenience or loss of posts. Just write in the box as normal

Dont forget to say who you are, with your email ! - (important for further contact)

It is all, only sent to try us ! ....Just keep going

                                                  Thanks for your support

                                                  Keep movin`the 35th !

                                                  best regards


Comments: 267
  • #267

    the bat (Tuesday, 04 June 2019 16:21)


  • #266

    John.....Upstart......Girdler....... (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 23:32)

    Hi Les and Every One,
    Ann and I have moved into our new apartment ( Flat) we are settling in very nicely,

    we still have the same telephone numbers and email, just to let you all know.

    John & Ann ……..Upstart......

  • #265

    Lyn Funnell (Sunday, 26 May 2019 13:45)

    Was Jack the Ripper in the Royal Sussex Regiment? Read on...
    I've been researching the London Cabbies' green huts for an article for B-C-ing-U! & found this!

  • #264

    the bat (Thursday, 04 April 2019 02:29)

    ATTENTION !!!!! - REPEAT from:
    the bat (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:56)

    Hi to all visitors !
    Please transfer your browsing & messaging to the "Orange Lily"............. ( There are no posted Items or photos left on this website, which have not been transferred to the Orange Lily. .....This site is not dead, but it is not regularly visited or updated, as is the Orange Lily. order for our visitors to stay current & up-to-date, the Orange Lily is recommended with its Current News section.....Thanks.
    best regards
    Yours `Aye

  • #263

    Bob B (Sunday, 10 March 2019 10:12)

    Morning Les,
    Did you get my email?

  • #262

    ray hawkes (Saturday, 15 December 2018 13:30)

    To all our friends merry christmas and a happy new year from ray and sue hawkes.

  • #261

    ray hawkes (Sunday, 02 December 2018 10:51)

    Hi LES.. Sorry not to have been in touch. i have had a bad attach of shigles in the face and head .
    i have been ill with it for six weeks and i am still recoering i have to keep myold skype to keep in contact with george regards. hawkeye RAY

  • #260

    John.....Upstart......Girdler....... (Monday, 10 September 2018 00:37)

    Hi Les,
    Just taking a look see very good as always, glad you are on Skype again,

    Back to Skype 7, well done to you, I just wish more guys would go back to Skype 7 now that it is easy

    to set up again,,, Thanks Les, great site by the way..... John......Upstart......

  • #259

    Ray hawkes (Friday, 17 August 2018 14:42)

    Hi Les
    Could you try using a new one to get through to me omskype and then do a test
    Perhaps then we can make contact again ray.

  • #258

    Lyn Funnell (Wednesday, 01 August 2018 17:50)

    Hi Les & co, we're off to Malta again in September & while thinking, I suddenly had a flashback!
    Were you in the Sliema Caff in 1964 when Pete Clayton of the Farmers' Boys lot was drinking Cisk to get in the Guinness Book of Records?
    I can see 4 of you bending over him, counting!
    I'm sure one of them was you, Les. You were the tallest, I think.
    Am I right?
    My Online Magazine B-C-ing-U! is approaching its 5th year & Albert writes about Malta every Wednesday. He's excellent, but he's been a journalist all his life, originally with the Times of Malta.
    Lyn F

  • #257

    Mike Sinden (Monday, 19 March 2018 12:22)

    Well Done Les I was getting worried about 'Orange Lily'.

  • #256

    the bat (Saturday, 17 March 2018 19:39)

    Due to an update & overhaul, the "Orange Lily" website will be down (not availiable) for a few days.
    There is nothing wrong, ....this is normal annual servicing.
    It will be back for you soonest...........thanks for your interest & patience.
    best regards

  • #255

    Bob B (Saturday, 03 February 2018 16:48)

    Thanks Les.

  • #254

    the bat (Thursday, 01 February 2018 02:28)

  • #253

    Bob Bumstead (Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:33)

    Does any one have John Girdler's e-mail address, please? I sent him an e-card for his birthday but it was returned as an incorrect address.
    I used the one on the Royal Sussex contact list.

  • #252

    Colin Twiggs (Monday, 22 January 2018 09:52)

    So I,m the first to post on this page this year, ! let me wish you all a very happy new year, albeit a bit late.

  • #251

    RossP (Friday, 15 December 2017 19:10)

    Hello again Les, I thought that this site was for members of 3 Queens to keep in contact with their comrades and the ‘Orange Lilly’ site was for The Royal Sussex (Hence the name Orange Lilly) or am I wrong?
    Do we know why the Queens chaps do not use this site??
    Happy Christmas Les to you and yours.

  • #250

    Dave Tilley (Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:27)

    Chichester Branch Royal Sussex are sending a coach to Priez in France on Sunday the 9th sept 2018 this trip is open to all raising will pay for the coach the mayor of Priez is laying on food and drink so book early...we know its the day after Lewes reunion ..the Mayor would not change the date Regards (Bones)

  • #249

    the bat (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:56)

    Hi to all visitors !
    Please transfer your browsing & messaging to the "Orange Lily". There are no posted Items or photos left on this website, which have not been transferred to the Orange Lily. .....This site is not dead, but it is not regularly visited or updated, as is the Orange Lily. order for our visitors to stay current & up-to-date, the Orange Lily is recommended.....Thanks.
    best regards

  • #248

    APPLES (Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:40)

    (Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:25)
    " The Last Post"
    Did any of you watch the Program on the TV Sunday "The last post" It is about the Military in ADEN in 1965 when we were there, The whole thing was Completely Wrong The Place, the Vehicles, and the way they think the army was out there, total crap, the only thing that might be right was Officers shagging each others wives, the rest was a farce, it is on every Sunday for a while, I will watch the next one and if it is not Right I will Write to the BBC and Complain as should every Soldier that was out there, Who ever wrote the script never even researched it at all, If you see it, what are your thoughts on it. ??
    Take care
    Apples and Hazel

  • #247

    Mike Sinden (Friday, 22 September 2017)

    Hi Chris very good to hear from you. Les is quite right in that the MAIN site for messages is on his 'Orange Lily' site whereby all of us now place messages etc. This site is still running but all lads now look at the 'Orange Lily' site. If you will be so good as to go on that site, and state what you have written here about photo's etc (in detail please) then I am quite sure you will get replies.
    Many Thanks.

  • #246

    the bat (Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:46)

    Please use the "Orange Lily" website for messaging.
    This is to keep the topics consolidated.
    Various people are missing contact messages.
    This website is not dead.....but has little traffic and no current or daily content addition.
    best regards

  • #245

    Chris Message (Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:25)

    Have I missed something as there seems to be a kerfuffle about picture from the Lewes 2017 reunion.

    Friendships developed over more than 50 years are something to be proud of and it is somewhat upsetting to witness discontent among certain comrades.

    I hope I have got the wrong end of the stick and someone will enlighten me.


  • #244

    Bob Bumstead (Friday, 18 August 2017 00:57)

    I was unable to attend "Bilko's" funeral but was saddened to hear the news that he had gone AWOL but I did hold a 2 minutes silence at the time of his funeral.
    He was a smashing bloke.
    REST IN PEACE Sarge.

  • #243

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:15)

    Unfortunately Margaret and I could not attend 'Bilco's' funeral but do hope many mates went and hopefully photo's were taken to place on the site. He was just a most brilliant friend and never ever forgot to make me laugh.!! Bless you mate, one of the Best.!!

  • #242

    Mike Sinden (Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:26)

    I visited Derek and Hazel At their abode this morning to celebrate their 54 Th wedding anniversary. They are both well and happy . Bless them Both.
    Mike and Margaret

  • #241

    APPLES (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:06)

    I spoke to Maureen and All are welcome to Attend the funeral Of Terry and to go on to the pub After the service, THE DETAILS are:-Southwest Middlesex Crematorium 355 Hounslow road Feltham TW13 5JH 15th aug at 1400 hrs
    And at the Hare and Hounds Pub , Sunbury, details for that in the service book.
    Derek and Hazel

  • #240

    APPLES (Monday, 07 August 2017 22:21)

    RE Bilco
    Maureen has just phoned the funeral is on 15th at 2 pm at Harmsworth Cremoreeal Middlesex any one is welcome,
    That is all the details I have
    Derek and Hazel

  • #239

    APPLES (Saturday, 05 August 2017 11:50)

    It is with deep regret that we have lost another of the old school of Royal Sussex men, Terry Bilco Silver Passed away Yesterday the 4 Th of August 2017 after a long Battle with cancer I worked with Bilco
    on the MT for a number of years he was a great guy a good senior NCO that looked after his men and was like by all who knew him a very sad loss, Our Thoughts and wish's go out to his Wife and Family May you now Rest in peace old friend RIP, never forgotten,
    Apples and Hazel, Mike and Margaret Sinden

  • #238

    Doug Jones (Monday, 31 July 2017 19:03)

    Lyn, You are right - Albert should put all his articles together in a book or something. I would buy a copy.
    My Doctor just wrote her first book "The Lost Treasure of Malta" It's really quite good with some history that I didn't know about.
    All proceeds from the book go to the Ontario chapter of the Order of St John which she and her husband help run.
    Take care, Doug

  • #237

    Albert Fenech (Friday, 28 July 2017 06:46)

    This week's Malta Diary on - Know a Maltese by his nickname and not his name.

  • #236

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:15)

    Bob, for you to send that message at 0214 hrs, still means that your good Lady Trish has banned you from the upper part of your abode. Bless Her.!! I think now we shall place that large frying pan Gold Medal around her neck, instead of mine don't you think.??
    Good to see that you are still alive mate.!!!!

  • #235

    Bob B (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 02:14)

    I have just got round to reading the message that Apples posted about Margaret and Mike's wedding anniversary and Margaret deserving a medal for putting up with him for so long reminded me of a saying that my father used so many times.
    "She deserves a gold medal as big as a frying pan"
    How very true.

  • #234

    ALBERT FENECH (Wednesday, 19 July 2017 05:27)

    This week's Malta Diary - Malta's 'water taxi' - the dghajsa, on Lyn Funnel's

  • #233

    APPLES (Saturday, 08 July 2017 11:05)

    Hi Dave
    We wish you a speedy recovery And hope that your health will now improve and you get back to normal life again
    Good luck
    Derek and Hazel

  • #232

    Mike Sinden (Friday, 07 July 2017 14:09)

    I have had mail from Dave Tonks. He has allowed me to place this message on our site. Not long ago Dave had to call an Ambulance in the early hours to get him to Hospital. He had a 100% blocked artery and another at 80%. He then underwent a triple bypass. He spent 3 weeks in Hospital. He is now making a slow recovery. He lives in N.I.
    I am quite sure we all wish him a speedy and safe recovery.
    Mike .

  • #231

    Mike Sinden (Thursday, 06 July 2017 14:01)

    Thank you very much 'Apples' I really do count myself so very lucky, and also of course for you and Dear Hazel also.!!
    May you and I and our lovely Ladies have many more years to enjoy our lives together.!!
    Love & Friendship.
    Mike & Margaret xx

  • #230

    APPLES (Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:54)

    On the Thursday the 6 Th of July it is Mike and Margaret's 54 wedding anniversary well done to the Both of you, Margaret you deserve a medal for looking after him for so long Have a good day and may you have Many more
    Love and friendship xxx
    Derek and Hazel

  • #229

    the bat (Saturday, 01 July 2017 23:57)

    As we leave June behind us, July is here and The 100th commemoration of the Battle of the Somme is upon us.
    On the “Orange Lily” website, there are 46 new items posted, for the month of June 2017.
    Please support the site by going and having a browse and see “What`s New” !.
    Thanks a regards...........Les

  • #228

    Lyn Funnell (Wednesday, 28 June 2017 17:35)

    Hi guys, I knew some of you in Malta in the 60s. I've run my online magazine B-C-ing-U! for nearly 4 years now & it has a lot of connections with Malta.
    Do take a look at Albert Fenech's fascinating articles about Malta. He's written some really informative ones. He writes from Malta every Wednesday.
    I keep trying to get him to collect all the articles & get them published. Maybe you can back me up & give him some encouragement!
    Here's another one;
    There's room to Comment under the articles.

  • #227

    the bat (Wednesday, 07 June 2017 02:02) we go..............
    STOP PRESS - New Page posted on the "Orange-Lily" website ! "The Blue Beret" Magazine - The weekly reporting of our tour with the United Nations, from Nov 1972 to May 1973.- 18 issues.
    (Page 23, The Blue Beret Magazine)......regards.....Les

  • #226

    the bat (Thursday, 01 June 2017 06:02)

    As we move into the Summer with the month of June, a short SITREP.
    There are now 46 new posts on the "Orange Lily" of Persons & Artefacts for the month of May 2017.
    I hope visitors will honour my labour of love, with a short (or long!) visit to the updated pages.....For details, see "What`s New".............
    Thanks & best regards to all......Keep your Bum & your Head moving.
    Les "the bat" Deacon.........................................

  • #225

    the bat (Wednesday, 17 May 2017 05:42)

    Hello to all visitors !
    I have posted 30 new items & persons on the "Orange Lily" website, for the month of MAY 2017 up to now.
    More following.
    Look on Page "What`s New" for details. I wish you all good fun, whilst browsing.
    Keep your head down,....your powder dry........and your head working.
    "Keep movin` forward the Royal Sussex !"
    Thanks for your visit,......
    best regards..........

  • #224

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 10 May 2017 13:10)

    Cannot believe all the hard work that you have done for this site Les. Very well done indeed mate.!!


  • #223

    APPLES (Friday, 05 May 2017 11:40)

    thanks Les I have started going through them ans will continue later
    Take care

  • #222

    the bat (Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:46)

    Hello again !
    STOP PRESS - 30 New pages on the "Orange Lily" website.
    There is now a complete Regimental Photo Timeline from 1860 to 1992.
    Start on Page 9 - The Regiment in Photographs......have fun.
    best regards.....Les.........

  • #221

    the bat (Sunday, 30 April 2017 07:29)

    To all,
    The spring month of May is at our door.
    I have posted 33 new items on the "Orange Lily" website for the month of April 2017, for your interest & pleasure.
    Please, do go and have a browse. Page "What`s New" can be your guide.
    Regimental brothers may pass away & leave us, but you know the story of "The last one turns out the lights" ?........ Well....I have loads of material to post yet.
    Wishing you all a good Bank Holiday break.
    best regards

  • #220

    Bob B (Sunday, 09 April 2017 19:06)

    I don't know if you have be informed but Col. John Buckridge died on Friday.

  • #219

    the bat (Friday, 31 March 2017 21:35)

    The Ides of March are long gone. During March, 40 new entries of artefacts & persons have been added to the "Orange Lily" website. As we now enter April, please go and have a browse at the new kit.
    A visit to the "What`s New" page, is well worth it, so as to find out "..what`s on the slab".
    Thanks for your regards.....Les "the bat" Deacon.

  • #218

    Colin Twiggs (Monday, 20 March 2017 17:02)

    Do you want to correct that to,........Graham Skipper, ? regards CT.

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