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Registration date : 2012-11-12

PostSubject: Bringing back memories for my Dad   12/11/2012, 12:51


Please, can anyone help me.

I am trying to discover any details, photo's, stories, anything really, concerning my Dad's National Service. He now suffers from dementia but still has clear and fond memories of his time with the army.

My Dad's name is Walter James Austin. He started his service with the 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, stationed at Ballykinler, N. Ireland in 1950. This is where he did all of his basic training. He was then transferred to the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, around 1951/52, stationed at Gottingen, Germany. He was transferred because the Royal Ulster Rifles were being sent to Korea and National servicemen were not to be sent.

Whilst with the Royal Irish Fusiliers he was the 'batman' to a Captain Truesdale.

Does anyone have any information they could tell me? Does anyone remember my Dad? Does anyone remember a Captain Truesdale (who my Dad speaks fondly of)?

Thank you for taking the time to read this message. It would mean a lot to me and my Dad if any information was available.

Thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Bringing back memories for my Dad   12/11/2012, 14:52



Unfortunately I don't think there is anyone of your father's era who served the Irish Fusiliers in Gottingen who is an active member of this site at present

The best I can offer is that you go to the heading marked LOCATIONS on the Home Page of this site, click on Gottingen and then Border Barracks and you should come up with a few comments and photos of the barracks which must have been familiar to your father.e
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PostSubject: Re: Bringing back memories for my Dad   12/11/2012, 17:10

The above website may be able to help you bibbly. Although it is the Royal Irish Regiment it is related to the Royal Irish Fusiliers and perhaps they could steer you in the right direction.Tom
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PostSubject: Re: Bringing back memories for my Dad   12/11/2012, 19:51 this might be of some help.I think the Ulster Rifles were in Iserlohn 1959-60 but a bit later than you are looking for. Good luck with you searching Jerry
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