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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 11:32 AM
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Posted By macleod
Hi Monty ah OK, might not be him then....

Hi Monty

ah OK, might not be him then. Thanks.

regards

S
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria Yesterday, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By macleod
Hi Vic, I found two Colonels in the Royal...

Hi Vic,

I found two Colonels in the Royal Engineers named Lewis. Can you describe the medal with the palm? What colour is the ribbon? It might not be a MID. One of these guys was awarded the Order...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-22-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By macleod
Hi Robert W McQueen enlisted in December...

Hi

Robert W McQueen enlisted in December 1942...

regards

macleod
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-22-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By macleod
And a private Robert B. McQueen in HQ 502... ...

And a private Robert B. McQueen in HQ 502...

regards

macleod
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-22-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By macleod
Hi there was a sergeant Robert W. McQueen in...

Hi

there was a sergeant Robert W. McQueen in the 2E 501st, 15354540.

regards

macleod
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-15-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By macleod
I can't make out the names from the photos - if...

I can't make out the names from the photos - if you let me know, I will look them up in the War Records.They go back to pre-Boer War times...

regards

malcoed
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-10-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By macleod
Hi Judas, are you sure his name is not spelt...

Hi Judas,

are you sure his name is not spelt Bleakley? In the army records, Bleackley is a very rare name. There is a J Bleakley (see photo), but his name may not be James.

regards

macleod
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-23-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,298
Posted By macleod
Hi, I thought 1917 was riveting, as a film....

Hi,

I thought 1917 was riveting, as a film. My wife hates war films, but really liked this film.
Incidentally, there were black soldiers in the British Army in WW1. A famous example was Walter...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-19-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By macleod
Hi Jim, I think your best option is to...

Hi Jim,

I think your best option is to contact the regimental museum and then hope for the best. Getting his full service record is a little tricky. I think you need date of birth details and a...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-17-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By macleod
Hi Jim I found this: First Name: R ...

Hi Jim

I found this:

First Name: R
Surname: Harrison
Fate: Wounded
Incident Details: Reported to the War Office Casualty Branch for the 48 hours ending at 09:00.
Incident Date: 03/07/1944...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-09-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By macleod
Hi Bill, What a nice tunic. In the Forces...

Hi Bill,

What a nice tunic. In the Forces War Records, we have the following information (using the date format day/month/year):

01/01/41: Lieutenant, Devonshire Regiment
01/01/41: Temp....
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-04-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By macleod
Hi Tom US MIlitary Medals 1939 to Present,...

Hi Tom

US MIlitary Medals 1939 to Present, by Lawrence Borts, is a pretty good book. You can get it from amazon

regards

macleod
Forum: Collections Display Forum 11-23-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By macleod
Hi Susan, I'm by no means an expert, but it...

Hi Susan,

I'm by no means an expert, but it looks to me like the so-called "parrot beak" patch.

regards

macleod
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-06-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By macleod
Hi Paul that's excellent! regards ...

Hi Paul

that's excellent!

regards

macleod
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-05-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By macleod
Hi Paul that is indeed an interesting...

Hi Paul

that is indeed an interesting penant. Let me know if you ever wish to sell it :-)

regards

macleod
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 11-01-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By macleod
Hi, I received my copy today. An excellent...

Hi,

I received my copy today. An excellent and attractive book - high quality colour photos of uniforms, insignia, hats etc and relevant black and white period photos. It doesn't really matter...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-12-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By macleod
Many thanks to all. regards macleod

Many thanks to all.

regards

macleod
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-08-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By macleod
Can't make out name on label - can anyone help?

Hello,

I have a Gebirgsjaeger Leutnant's tunic and am struggling to decipher his name. It looks to me like Model. Does anyone read this differently?

regards

macleod
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-13-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By macleod
He was a General Staff Officer, 3rd Grade, in the...

He was a General Staff Officer, 3rd Grade, in the Mahratta Light Infantry in 1940.

regards

macleod
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-13-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By macleod
Hi Kalamees the Armed Forces Records have...

Hi Kalamees

the Armed Forces Records have him serving in India up until 1940, at which point he was in the War Office and a captain. He enlisted in 1928. Oddly, there is nothing beyond 1940...
...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-05-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By macleod
Hi Alex, I have pasted below what I found in...

Hi Alex,

I have pasted below what I found in the Armed Forces Records. The London Gazette is online and so you can probably find mention of his MM there.

regards

macleod

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Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-23-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By macleod
Hi, Look here for the roster:...

Hi,

Look here for the roster: https://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/504/rosters/504_roster_a.html

there were three Grants in the 504 (1 was KIA). Not sure if this helps much, because there isn't...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-25-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By macleod
Hi OK, many thanks. regards macleod

Hi

OK, many thanks.

regards

macleod
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-24-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By macleod
Hi oh? Are you referring to the medal...

Hi

oh? Are you referring to the medal ribbons?

regards

macleod
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-24-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By macleod
Thanks for that Bill. It would be odd if all men...

Thanks for that Bill. It would be odd if all men wounded were sent home, particularly if they were still able, and willing, to perform some useful function.

regards

macleod
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