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#1 roodymiller

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:23 PM

Hi

I am looking for any information regarding the above. Particulary events after Normandy (Battle of Bulge, Op Varsity etc). Would also like complete War Diaries (already got Normandy campaign from Pegasus Archive).

Has anyone got any personal accounts or eye witness stories or photos, anything...

ps. got all info already from pegasusarchive.org and paradata.org

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#2 ramacal

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:29 PM

Hi & Welcome Roody

A post popped up about 45 minutes ago on this Forum about this Battalion.

Click the link and you may find something of interest.

http://www.ww2talk.c...h-bn-south.html

Cheers - Robert
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#3 Drew5233

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:58 PM

Hi Andrew and welcome to the forum.

There's quite a few Airborne nuts on here that maybe able to help.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 03:25 PM

Hi

I am looking for any information regarding the above. Particulary events after Normandy (Battle of Bulge, Op Varsity etc). Would also like complete War Diaries (already got Normandy campaign from Pegasus Archive).

Has anyone got any personal accounts or eye witness stories or photos, anything...

ps. got all info already from pegasusarchive.org and paradata.org

Thanks Posted Image

Andrew.



Andrew
Are you after all the War Diaries? If so that is a huge undertaking!!:D
I can probably let you have some sort of nominal role, in due course, but would have to extract it from my laptop, also have headstones of some 13 battalion chaps if you wish them too

Regards

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:45 PM

I've found a bit of general info (Not a lot) on what 13 Para were doing on D-Day in the words of Maj-Gen Ricard Gale if your interested?

It's not a lot but I'm happy to type it up for you ....

Let me know

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:49 PM

Andy, if you read his post he already has the Normandy info.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 05:48 PM

I have a lot of info and personal accounts of 13 Para during the Battle of Bure in the Ardennes what do you require ?

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 05:54 PM

Andrew,

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:28 PM

If you want the war diary and it's not on paradata I feel the only option will be mandraulically at the NA.....

I guess you aware of the general books on the 6th AB amonst others.....Go to It and The Last Drop (Op Varsity)????
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#10 roodymiller

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:56 PM

that sounds like the stuff i'd really like.....

any chance of sending it?
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:58 PM

I have a lot of info and personal accounts of 13 Para during the Battle of Bure in the Ardennes what do you require ?

regards

Paul


sorry my last post refered to you!!

it'd be good if you could share the info.

cheers
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#12 roodymiller

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:02 PM

Andrew
Are you after all the War Diaries? If so that is a huge undertaking!!:D
I can probably let you have some sort of nominal role, in due course, but would have to extract it from my laptop, also have headstones of some 13 battalion chaps if you wish them too

Regards

Andy


Got the Normandy diaries, would really like the others, plus any thing else.

The post Normandy stuff is hard to find on the net..

Cheers

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#13 roodymiller

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:05 PM

I've found a bit of general info (Not a lot) on what 13 Para were doing on D-Day in the words of Maj-Gen Ricard Gale if your interested?

It's not a lot but I'm happy to type it up for you ....

Let me know

Andy


Hi

I might have it already. Could you type the opening few lines for me and I'll get back to you.

Thanks

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#14 Drew5233

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:23 PM

Meanwhile, as the Glider Landings took place, the pathfinder aircraft carrying the Independant Parachute Company with an advance group of parachutists from 5th Parachute Brigade dropped their sticks.....

.....The four 'sticks' of the 7th and 13th Parachute Battalions , to whom had been alloted the task of protecting the dropping and landing zones, although dropped correctly, were very scattered and took time to rally.

Members of these early 'sticks' obtained a unique impression of the coup de main party's assault. The gliders were still coming in.....
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#15 roodymiller

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:01 PM

Cheers Drew. Sorry to waste your time, but I already have that document on a pdf file...

Thanks again.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:06 PM

sorry my last post refered to you!!

it'd be good if you could share the info.

cheers


Will go into my archives and come back to you
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#17 Drew5233

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:14 PM

Cheers Drew. Sorry to waste your time, but I already have that document on a pdf file...

Thanks again.


No problemo :)
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#18 roodymiller

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:33 PM

only joined this site today and love it already!!!
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#19 Korps Steiner

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 04:49 PM

Here's what i have,

History of the Battle of Bure including personal acounts of Maj Jack Watson A Coy 13 Para , Arthur Laycock 13 Para , Major Clark C Coy 13 Para , Andy Mcloughlin 13 Para , Lt Steel- Brownlie Fife and Forfarshire Yeomanry , 29 Armoured Brigade , Dr David Clark 225 Para Field Ambulance.

War diary of 13 Para at Bure , Roll of honour of 6th Airborne Div and the Belgian SAS in the Ardennes.

Battel of Bure from the air , Flt Lt Noel Whaley RNZAF, plus the Battle from the viewpoint of the inhabitants of Bure.

What exactly do you need ?

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:43 PM

wow!!

i'd like them all if it's no bother!

is that all your 13th battalion stuff? like i said, i've loads on normandy but you never know!

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#21 ramacal

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:25 PM

Roody (Andy)

Just going off thread slightly.

I always wondered how my Dad was called up to serve in the Lincolnshire Regiment as he was a Londoner by birth. It turns out that he was living in Scunthorpe and the men of his regiment came from that part of the county.

I know you have an interest in the Parachute Regiment, but do you know anything about the Lincolns from that period.

Cheers - Robert
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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:20 AM

Andy, some interesting Links to 13th Bn members

A Soldier's Story
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ludo
3rd Parachute Brigade WWII British & Canadian Reenactors - Home
http://www.ww2talk.c...h-bn-south.html
http://www.ww2talk.c...shire-regt.html

Edited by englandphil, 13 June 2009 - 10:39 AM.

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#23 roodymiller

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 02:07 PM

thanks englandphil, seen most, but haddent come across ludo.

ramacal, sent you a pm, my grandad was in that regiment in normandy!!
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#24 roodymiller

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 03:08 PM

ramacal

books called

"polar bears montys left flank" by patrick delaforce

"saturday night soldiers" by john benson

see links below for book info

The Polar Bears: Monty's Left Flank: From Normandy to the Relief of Holland with the 49th Division - Patrick Delaforce, Paperback Books India - Infibeam.com
The Saturday Night Soldiers
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#25 roodymiller

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:14 PM

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Hi

I am looking for any information regarding the above. Particulary events after Normandy (Battle of Bulge, Op Varsity etc). Would also like complete War Diaries (already got Normandy campaign from Pegasus Archive).

Has anyone got any personal accounts or eye witness stories or photos, anything...

ps. got all info already from pegasusarchive.org and paradata.org

Thanks Posted Image

Andrew.

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#26 wtid45

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:10 PM

Roody dont know if you have this info but here it is Home
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

Roody dont know if you have this info but here it is Home

Already got the above, I've been in touch with the website owner.

Much appreciated though....

If any one else has any info? I've pretty much got all internet stuff, looking for veterans etc.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:41 PM

Already got the above, I've been in touch with the website owner.

Much appreciated though....

If any one else has any info? I've pretty much got all internet stuff, looking for veterans etc.

No problem never know do you:) what do you know of the book mentioned on the site called 'Bayonets in the sun' Thanks, Jason.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:46 PM

No problem never know do you:) what do you know of the book mentioned on the site called 'Bayonets in the sun' Thanks, Jason.

He hasn't actually wrote it yet, still researching I believe. He mentioned it would be a battlefield tour book about the Hill 13 episode, for Pen & Sword.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:50 PM

Thanks I wil keep and eye open for news on publication.
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