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Maj Sally I Cassanet

Royal Corps of Signals Memorial Book
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Added by: Alan Turner

Date added: 8 Jul 2011

Sally came as an Officer Cadet from Nottingham UOTC to 36 Signal Regiment in 1967 and served at Brentwood TA centre in Chestnut Grove.
Sally was at the Regiment’s first Germany camp at Krefeld in 1968. Her potential was appreciated and she quickly became David Thorpe’s second in command at 751 troop.
Sally took a break from TA service when the Foreign Office posted her to Paris where she somehow got mixed up in the French riots and was almost run over by a gendarme. She returned to Brentwood as OC 751 troop.
By 1977 Sally was a captain and the Centre Commander Ilford, which at that time housed 752 and 817 troops. The centre, with Kit and Sammy Stokes as caretakers and bar managers, was a very busy place, home to not only the TA but also two rugby clubs, a football club and a rifle club. Running the TA centre and its accounts was therefore not a trivial job.
Sally was promoted to major and moved to RHQ at Wanstead where her sharp intellect was put to use in the ops office, working over several years with Bob Davis, David Thorpe and Ian Chrystie. Her final posting was as Regimental Paymaster. She was particularly delighted to be awarded her Territorial Decoration in 1985, as her break of service to work in France had put her behind her contemporaries in that respect. Her final camp was Scarborough in 1985, and she retired from the TA in 1986.
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