B L Green – Former WO1 (ASM)


Bernard Green joined the Army as an apprentice electrician at Arborfield as a 14-year old boy soldier in September 1945. He completed a full twenty two year career finishing in the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 having qualified as an equipment control artificer.

He enjoyed his life in the Corps, serving in a variety of units in the UK and Germany including 27 District Workshop and 17/21st Lancers Light Aid Detachment. He was also part of the team that brought into service the Yellow Fever air defence radar control system.

He loved sport and took part in boxing as a young soldier and was a member of the 17/21st Lancers skiing team. However his greatest sporting loves were rugby and motor cycling, both of which he followed throughout his life. When stationed in Ty Croes, North Wales supporting Yellow Fever in an air defence regiment, he would regularly ride to motor cycle trials events throughout the country on an Army 350cc Matchless. This included driving the long way and back on his bike to Cornwall to take part in the Lands Ends Trial.

On leaving the Army, Bernard settled in the Bracknell area where he made many friends and worked for various firms in technical management and authoring roles. He continued his love of motor cycling, joining the Loddon Vale Group with whom he would spend many a happy weekend riding his bike across the countryside. Often this would include being part of a team collecting points from judges at various cross country horse trials that the Group supported at venues such as Tweseldown.

Bernard was a real character in life and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

From: The Craftsman

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