The 60's 16ers is
an association for ex members who served with 16 Signal Regiment
including HQ BAOR Signal Troop during the 1960s. It arose as a
result of a conversation I had with a former Royal Signals
colleague in the autumn of 1995. I blitzed various service
magazines, Channel 4 Teletext page 682, national and local
press, as a result of which by the time we held our first
reunion in the Naval and Military Club Southend on Sea in June
of 1996 I had 57 contacts. A total of 35 attended the inaugural
reunion, with two members flying in from Canada and Hong Kong.
An AGM was held at the inaugural reunion to establish a few
ground rules for future guidance. Members decided that for the
foreseeable future membership would be confined to the 1960s.
Additionally, an annual subscription would be levied, to help
with costs, to be reviewed annually at AGM. Reunions would be
held on an annual basis, and where possible rotating between UK
and Germany. This is a great opportunity to meet/contact former
friends/colleagues. We have re-established links with our former
Regiment - now stationed in Rheindahlen - and 7 Signal Regiment
who occupy Bradbury Barracks, Krefeld the later kindly hosted us
during our 1997 reunion.
"Written by the club
founder, the late Chris Bartlett, who sadly passed away on
Saturday 2nd September whilst attending the 2000 reunion at 16
Signal Regiment, Rheindahlen Garrison."