Francis Malins (Trooper) 555278
7th Queens Own Hussars
is Peters Story as told by his wife Betty.
in India, while his father was serving there with "The Regiment" it was only natural that Peter should
follow his father's, grandfather's and uncles footsteps and also
serve with the regiment. So it was in 1935 at the age of 14 years,
that he found himself in the British Calvary Regiment, the 7th
Queens Own Hussars and posted to Egypt, to Abbasia Barracks, as
a band boy.
is the story of Betty and Peter Malins,their overland journey
to, and their life in Uganda. Then, with the prospect Ugandan
Independence in the 'pipe line' their journey to New Zealand and
their life in that country. Their various travels and their eventual
emigration and retirement. to Australia. To read on Click the
Peter and Betty Malins
have three daughters, Dail, Kim and Maya who for some inexplicable
reason refuse to give up the name Malins. Seven grand children,
and 10 great grand children.
This page has been
designed to recognize my fathers 80 years and to celebrate my
parents marriage of 54 years. It has been put together as
much for the future as the past.
None of this would
have peen possible but for many people, and these I'd like to
thank. If I miss any please forgive.
First of course Daddy,
for being the best darned Dad ever. Mother for many reasons,
naturally the best Mum and my best friend, but without her incredible
organizational skills keeping all the information and documents
together over the years, her skill in writing the books, and memory,
her cleverness in composing her piano music, and the fun that
shows through in her book A Port By Any Other Name. We can see
why Daddy snapped you up over 54 years ago and had the good sense
not to let go.
A gimungus thank you
to Paulette Venables, (my daughter) who has juggled a hubby, 4
young children, home and a near full term pregnancy to move mountains
and put together things we didn't even know a computer could do.
Doug Kershaw WO2 who
'hunted down' the correct Reville, Mess Call and Stables thank you to the Band Of The Blues And Royals who put together a special tape for an old soldier
from their Regiment some sixty years after he left. He can now
listen to calls he thought he'd never hear again!
To the late Spence
Edge, and Jim Henderson with their Book No Honor No Glory.
This has been fun to
do, the more we dug the more we found, too much to fit in one
web sight. We know you don't have a computer, (yet) Daddy and
Mother, but as nearly every member in your family does, you can
see your *site* any time you like.
We hope you enjoy,
and those you meet through it.
*We would like to express our grateful thanks to Dail for her inspiration in compiling this web page. We know it's been a marathon task and appreciate the many long hours both she and Paulette have worked bringing this to fruition.
Well done! those girls and many thanks to all who have helped
Mummy and Daddy*