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CFN Raymond Coates REME 1952-55 in Taiping Malaya

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Diane

Diane Report 19 Nov 2017 16:50

My uncle was stationed with the REME in Malaya between 1953 and 1955, and I have a picture of him and his team mates in a tug-o-war competition which they won. The picture is headed No.1 Station Workshop REME, Taiping District and Taping Garrison, Malaya 1953.
I would love to find anyone else named on the picture, or even better anyone who knew my uncle.
Unfortunately, he was killed on his 24th birthday in a motorcycle accident only 6 weeks after returning home from Malaya, so I never knew him...

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Nov 2017 11:59

Have you thought of contacting the REME museum?
http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/

The REME Association does have an online presence. Try there?
http://www.army.mod.uk/reme/41379.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/REME-Association-551751551554175/

It would help if you could upload the photo to their page on Facebook

Although your uncle served after WW2, there are similar posts on this site
http://ww2talk.com/index.php

As a point of interest - although you knew of him as Ray or Raymond, was he in fact John Raymond Coates?

Deaths Sep 1955 (>99%)
COATES John R 24 Loughboro' 3a 568

Ron2

Ron2 Report 24 Nov 2017 19:04

There's probably a REME Group on Face Book and maybe a 1 Station Workshop REME as well so why not try there?