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Cowpig
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PostSubject: Re: Soldiers Release Book   13/7/2008, 14:19

Here goes, it may not come out too well as its written in pencil Smile
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PostSubject: RE:- Photographs   13/7/2008, 15:16

Cowpig wrote:
Here goes, it may not come out too well as its written in pencil Smile

The upload came out very well, I will post the name to see if it is recognised.

Paul.

Names posted on other site, waiting now to see if there is a result.


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PostSubject: Photographs.   14/7/2008, 11:12

I have posted edited images of the plinth and the Div flash to see if they yield any results. Nothing concrete from the name yet, although I have had a couple of replies.

If you can and wish to, post the other side of Pharailda's photo.

Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Soldiers Release Book   14/7/2008, 14:56

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PostSubject: 41 Searchlight Regiment.   14/7/2008, 18:28

I have found that this Regiment, part of the TA, was formed from the 41st AA Bn R.E. in August 1940. Until about July 1940 they were based in the Midlands (Home territory I would suppose) and were part of 32 AA Brigade. In September 1939 the Battery numbers were 362, 363, 364, and 365.

From there they went to North West Europe, and if the the soldier in the photo signed "Jack" was in the same Regiment, they may have been part of 30 Corps who ended the war in North Germany, although I cannot verify this entirely.

Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Soldiers Release Book   14/7/2008, 19:23



Hi Paul

I have just come across the following photo - front row left-handside
Jack ??? Mum has written a date on the back 1939 -1945 Grandad and Friends.

What do you think
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PostSubject: Re:- Soldiers Papers, etc.   21/7/2008, 09:58

Unfortunately, nothing has come up yet to positively identify the family or the statue.

It appears though that the family in question is predominantly Belgian, and there does seem to be someone who is tracing the family tree. I was sent two links that include the name, but they do not include the three names you gave.

http://www.meert.de/Oxy-Gen/evd9.htm

http://www.meert.de/Oxy-Gen/evd7.htm

Maybe a further look about will turn something up at some stage.

Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Soldiers Release Book   21/7/2008, 15:10

Many thanks Paul, its all so interesting and will await any further news.

Have looked at the links and its fascinating

Cowpig
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PostSubject: Re: Soldiers Release Book   8/4/2009, 22:16

Great photos, I have similar posts

Good luck cowpig
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