Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Rusty & Shirley Theobald Golden Anniversary

Rusty and Shirley Theobald celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on January 30, 2010, in England..

Photo of the golden couple, holding cards from daughter Sarah and son Kent.

On the 4th May, 2010 Rusty wrote:-

Yes, Shirley and I have hit the 50 mark and we had planned for a quiet dinner party in the local very posh International Hotel. My Best-man and his wife Mary were invited, so with the four Theobalds there would be six of us.

The new International Hotel has been built on the site of the old Aldershot Officer's Club, retaining the 1850 Victorian pub and bar in it's original condition. But things do not always work out as planned.

Kent and Sarah had other secret ideas and had invited 58 people to lunch at our house.
In the attachments is a photo of the 14 Rhodies who attended together with a list of their names. I got my own back; I sent the pair of them to their beds that night with no dinner.

From Reunions of the Rhodesian Forces
The 14 Rhodies at the Golden Wedding Anniversary

Back Row: Dennis Read (Best man RRAF Electrician), Rusty Theobald, Bill Munday (RAF Radar), Shirley Theobald, Barry (Airframes) and Paddy Whiteley, Jane Chalmers, Garry (M.T. Fitter) and Vi Jones,

Front Row: Kent Theobald (ComCen), Terry Bennett (Navigator), Tom Chalmers (Instruments)

Missing from the shot - Sarah Theobald was behind the camera, and Jacqueline Jones was AWOL at the time.

Sincere thanks to Rusty for sharing this special day with us all.



At 5 May 2010 at 16:33 , Blogger David said...

Rust and Shirley congratulations on the ‘half century’ not out – well done and may you enjoy many more years. Rusty I see that you look fit enough for another game of football – mind you - you might have to spend some time on the bench. As for that lay-about Electrician well enough said. Wonder if he has jettisoned any fuel tanks lately?

All the very best Dave Hann

At 18 July 2010 at 08:43 , Blogger OLSEN said...

Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary. Just a long shot but could you have been friends with my father
Thomas Kenneth Matthews " Mat " . He was at Moffat - Servicing Squadron 24 C.A.O.S. My e-mail is


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