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GSM Malaya Captain Gen List

General Service Medal, GVI, bar Malaya, Captain H. Brodie, General List. From Northumberland. Honorary Vice President of the Blythe Old Sappers Comrades Association.

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General Service Medal, GVI, bar Malaya, Captain H. Brodie, General List. From Northumberland. Can be researched further, as an active officer at the time he most likely saw some active service in WW2.

Blyth News, 2nd August 1948: “OLD SAPPERS FORM BLYTH BRANCH A Blyth branch of the Royal Engineers Old Comrades Association formed at a meeting in the Station Hotel, Blyth, on Friday Night, with a membership of nearly 200. All ex-Royal Engineers in the district, which extends from the outskirts of Morpeth to Seaton Sluice, are eligible for membership. The only branch near at hand is at Newcastle. Captain H. Brodie, who was elected Honorary Vice-President, is a serving officer and is leaving for Singapore in a week’s time, but it was stated that he could still hold and official position in the branch. Officials elected were: President, Mr F. Robinson; Vice-Presidents Capt H. Brodie and Mr A. Henderson….”

Blyth News, 7th Nov 1949: “SAPPERS SANG WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT There was a full muster of local members of teh Royal Engineers Old Comrades’ Association in the Travellers’ Rest, Blyth, for the second annual dinner on Saturday evening. During the meal the lights went out, but the situation was saved by community singing started from the head table and led by Mr R. Wintrip, After 10 minutes by candle light, the current came on again. The loyal toast was proposed by Mr J.A. Willis, Chairman and the toast of the Royal Engineers was submitted by Captain H. Brodie, who was also toastmaster. He said that the Engineers were really the parent corps starting with the Artillery Signals and R.E.M.E. and that the balloon detachments, first formed in 1890 gave birth to the R.A.F. Even Submarine Mining was handed over to the Royal Navy after some 40 years existence with the corps. Field Marshal Montgomery had remarked that the Sappers needed no tribute from him, The reward lay in the glory of their achievements. Entertainment was provided by Messrs E. Garrow (Violin), A.S. Fairhurst, Tosney, N. Robinson. R. Wintrip and J. Williams.”

Blyth News, 29th Dec 1950: “CHRISTMAS PARTY AT BLYTH More than 30 little boys and girls enjoyed themselves at the Clock Cafe, Blyth, on Wednesday afternoon when the Blyth Branch of the Royal Engineers Old Comrades’ Association held its annual Christmas party for mothers and children. Entertainment was provided by members of the Blyth Magic Circle, and Mr J. Hinhaugh, of Bedlington, a member of the Blyth REOCA distributed apples, oranges, sweets to the children. Among those present were Captain H. Brodie, President of the Blyth branch and Mrs Brodie.”