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#1 Tony56

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

Starting a new thread specifically for “The Reconnaissance Journal” as I have a number of copies which I will scan and post over time.

These were my father’s, Sergeant 6468560 Gilbert F Anthony, 15 Troop, C Squadron, 56th Reconnaissance Regiment. He served throughout from Glasgow to Austria.

To start at the beginning this is Volume 1 Number 1, I had to post in two parts, as I couldn’t get it to upload in one go.

Occasionally the journals have notes written in i.e. page 18 of this edition, which says “C Sqn”, also the list of decorations on page 46 has many names underlined – my father did these so my educated guess is that these references are almost certainly to be 56 Recce.

Happy reading

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol1 No1 Part1.pdf   6.88MB   204 downloads

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol1 No1 Part2.pdf   7.3MB   140 downloads
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#2 Steve Mac

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:50 PM

Thanks Tony56. I look forward to your next post on this thread!

Incidently, do you have any information on the 61st Recce?

Best,

Steve.
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#3 JonathanBall39

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:03 PM

Thanks Tony. Absolutely fascinating. I look forward to your further uploads. Great stuff.
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#4 Recce_Mitch

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:19 AM

Tony thanks for posting the start of what I am sure will be a great resource on the Recce Regt

Cheers
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:55 AM

Thank you very much for posting this hopefully this will be a great resource and a great read!!!

How many of the Reconnaissance Journals do you hold? There is another member on here who has them all and maybe persuaded to upload the ones you are missing. There are 23 in all with the 23rd being a roll of honour edition.

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#6 Smudger Jnr

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:25 PM

Tony,

Many thanks for posting.
It makes for interesting reading.

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#7 4jonboy

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:39 PM

Tony56. Thanks for your post. Looking forward to seeing more!
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#8 Richard Lewis

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for scanning and posting it. First time I've seen a copy of the journal. See my Dad got a mention in it as well!
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#9 Tony56

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:28 PM

Sorry, no No.2

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol1 No3 Part1.pdf   6.59MB   141 downloads

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol1 No3 Part2.pdf   6.39MB   106 downloads
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#10 singeager

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:17 PM

Excelent and very interesting.....now to ebay to try and find the illusive No2
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#11 4jonboy

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:56 AM

Tony
Thanks for posting.
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#12 Steve Mac

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:10 PM

Hello again, Tony56.

I'm really enjoying the Recce Journals and especially liked the article 'FROM A N'LAND FUSILIER REGT'; which is about 'The 3rd (R.N.F.) Recce Regiment' (ex-8th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers).

I look forward to more postings.

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#13 Tony56

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 02:42 PM

Next edition.

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol1 No4 Part1.pdf   7.76MB   102 downloads

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol1 No4 Part2.pdf   6.02MB   91 downloads
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#14 4jonboy

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:39 PM

Tony-really enjoying the journals-thanks for posting.

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#15 Tony56

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:00 AM

Next edition

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol2 No1 Part1.pdf   6.76MB   91 downloads

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol2 No1 Part2.pdf   6.54MB   81 downloads
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#16 4jonboy

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:36 PM

Hello again Tony. Thanks for posting

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#17 Richard Lewis

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:05 PM

Once again, very interesting. Keep them coming!

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#18 singeager

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 06:41 PM

good stuff keep it comming
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

Brilliant, waiting with baited breath for the next edition(s). cheers!!
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:36 PM

Hi Tony, enjoying reading these. Keep them coming.

Cheeers
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

Hi Tony, whens the next one coming?????
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#22 Tony56

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:06 PM

Sorry for the delay in posting more copies. Since my last post the file size for pdf attachments seems to have been reduced from 25MB to 5MB and now 2MB and I was getting a bit fed up having to scan and rescan them to get them to upload. Sorry that the quality may not be quite as good as previous.

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol2 No2 Part1.pdf   841.31K   77 downloads

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol2 No2 Part2.pdf   925.87K   59 downloads

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol2 No2 Part3.pdf   1.36MB   59 downloads

Attached File  Reconnaissance Journal Vol2 No2 Part4.pdf   994.06K   65 downloads
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#23 4jonboy

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:08 PM

Welcome back Tony! Thanks for posting. Will e-mail you later this week

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 09:54 PM

Sorry, no No.2

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Tony,

Looking at these. I think I can confirm that the underlings in these are in fact related to the 56th as under the awards section. My grandad's name is underlined and he was in the 56th (now coming up to his 92 birthday).

Once I have a working scanner, I will upload the 4 copies of the 56 recce's comrades association newsletters I have (1 from 1991, 92, 94 & 95) riginally sent by W croucher and L p smart (I have the original envelopes as well with te regiments stamp on them!£

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#25 Tony56

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:27 PM

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#26 At Home Dad

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:01 AM

brilliant, thank you very much again!
I look forward to reading these innabit

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#27 4jonboy

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:43 AM

Thanks again for posting Tony-great stuff!

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#28 Recce_Mitch

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:29 AM

Tony thanks for posting. These journals make great reading.

Cheers
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#29 Trevort

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:53 PM

Yes excellent reading, keep it up
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#30 Tony56

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:59 PM

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