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Andy Baker



Joined: 13 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Greetings from the South Reply with quote

Hello

I am mainly interested in WW2 Airborne Forces from inception in 1940, and apart from the normal units such as Parachute Regiment, Glider Pilot Regiment and SAS, I am also interested in those supporting units such as Artillery, Engineers, Service Corps etc, and also those RAF/RAFVR personnel who instructed them in the practices of parachuting or flying.
My interest styarted with the Battle of Arnhem and then grew, I have a good library of books on the subjects(wife would say far too many!) and also have copies of most of the medal citations from the PRO/TNA.

I am also trying to obtain pictures of the headstones/memorials of every WW2 Airborne personnel casualty, and last year visited over 25 cemeteries/churchyards to obtain the Arnhem casualties. I am hoping to return next year and get the same from the Rhine Crossing.

Thats just a short intoruction to me, I also have to work!! but not for too much longer if I play it right

Regards to all

Andy
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David McNay
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Joined: 21 Sep 2007
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Location: Lanarkshire

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Andy.

I have a few "Airborne" graves to post on the forum - time permitting!
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spoons



Joined: 02 Oct 2007
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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Andy, are you familiar with the Airborne Forces museum which is part of Dumfries and Galloway aviation museum at Dumfries? I have a few photos somewhere but did not take a comprehensive set. You can however see the 7 KOSB Arnhem memorial which I posted on our sister forum at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1525&mforum=warmemscot

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Andy Baker



Joined: 13 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul
I wasn't but I am now. Very Happy

I have not seen a memorial like that before either, very impressive.

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