Geoffery (Rocky) Rawcliffe
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

3rd Bn Royal Regiment of Fusiliers


Army memories from Peter Barton
Geoffs longtime friend when he served and after they had served togther

Geoff enlisted in the Lancashire Fusiliers in late 1959 he was one of the last intakes to passout at Wellington Barracks Bury. After a short period moved from Sutton Coldfield to Osnabruck Germany from the age of 19 to 24 we both served with the LFs it was in Osnabruck 1960 to 1964 that he was my best pal serving in the MT Plt and was part of the divisional Skill at Arms driving skills which we won three years running. We would go on leave many times together it was whilst we became the best source of income to my sister who would wash and iron our shirts ready for our regular visits to the pubs in Bury, Rishton, - Gt Harwood, one time after a session in Rishton we didn't make it home but decided to sleep in the car sometime in the night we were a walkened by the local bobby showing him our ID cards he walked away holding his nose muttering something to do with squaddies