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REP1

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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2009, 09:37:02 AM »
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I was in the Order of Malta until late 1972. In the South Belfast unit originally based at Holy Rosary Hall on the Ravenhill Road before moving to the Short Strand. The best memory was going to Croagh Patrick as medics - a great weekend. Our ambulances were not the best at the time - had an old Commer which never worked and a second world war ambulance (crash gearbox) with crapppy brakes - nearly killed ourselves driving down from Aldergrove on one occasion. Our CO was Jimmy McAllister from the Upper Falls.
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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2009, 04:14:47 PM »
Hi som I was in the ambulance with you that day, at Aldergrove.
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« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2010, 06:59:48 PM »
Hi Everyone
I was in the east belfast unit (short strand) from 1970 onwards. Had great memories then. Spent a lot of time in Turf Lodge and Andytown. Would be great to have a get together sometime and share the craic

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« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2010, 08:25:18 PM »
Desmondo welcome to the forum. I was speaking to you today. did you my email.
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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2010, 08:30:15 PM »
Desmondo welcome to the forum. I was speaking to you today. did you my email.

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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2010, 08:46:13 PM »
jim b you should welcome desmondo to the forum you know him well>
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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2010, 10:31:59 PM »
Yes photos were great im looking to see if i have some ill send them on to you. Im sure there are more knocking around out there somewhere.

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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2010, 01:58:03 PM »
Hi Everyone
I was in the east Belfast unit (short strand) from 1970 onwards. Had great memories then. Spent a lot of time in Turf Lodge and Andytown. Would be great to have a get together sometime and share the craic

Desi I have been asking about a guy from  Called Dennis from Andersonstown. drives a bus. Wore Glasses. I have been told his was Dennis Fox But that's not him? Can you remember his second name.
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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2011, 10:17:44 PM »
I was also a member of the rosario unit based in the hall on the ravenhill road. We did quite well on our first and only attempt at competitions, we came second to a team called belfast central(I think that was the name) Team members were Mary Hoey, the Mc Allister sisters and myself. Went anyway to the all ireland in Limerick and had a ball. Anybody else remember that unit.?

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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2011, 01:15:18 PM »
I think that unit was eventually incorporated into the East Belfast Unit. one of the leaders was Jimmy Allison, another John Fallon. What year were you involved?
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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2011, 06:53:33 PM »
Anyone remember Gerry Hughes who I believe was in the Falls Div?
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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2011, 08:15:27 PM »
I remember Gerry Hughes he was captain in charge of the whole Belfast area in the seventies a nice guy lived in Rockdale street.
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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2011, 09:26:06 PM »
I remember a few years ago that I saw a film of him training new cadets.  I also worked with him for a number of years in Barney's.  He was one of the best forever doing great work.
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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2011, 10:49:40 PM »
Our team started around 1967 68,

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Re: Order of Malta
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2011, 12:56:46 AM »
You would remember Seamus OMalley, and Eugene Cassidy?
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