1st Royal Sussex Regiment

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Paul Reed, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Melchy

    Melchy Junior Member

    I'll see if I can take a better resolution picture of the original so you can be sure. It's a tiny original photo and I took a quick snap on my phone which is why they're all a bit wonky too! It'll be great if it is your granddad, I love seeing people being able to put names to faces :)
  2. Stuart291107

    Stuart291107 Member

    Hi melchy thank you for responding I would be very grateful if you did

    Many thanks Stuart
  3. Melchy

    Melchy Junior Member

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  4. Stuart291107

    Stuart291107 Member

    Thank you very much melchy that's brilliant my dad is over the moon with this photo I should him...many thanks.
  5. Melchy

    Melchy Junior Member

    That's great Stuart, I'm really pleased to have been able to help out.
  6. Melchy

    Melchy Junior Member

    I was going through a few boxes of photos and came across a postcard from Saloniki in Greece, there were a few of the same place and they were all blank so must have been bought as a pack of postcards and brought back by my Grandad rather than posted. This one grabbed my attention:

    the more eagle eyed amongst you will probably see it but I blew it up for everyone to see something that my Grandad obviously didn't see, he'd probably have binned it if he had hahaha.

    It seems like a local Greek photographer managed to get rid of his stock of pictures with Germans in them by selling them among packs of regular scenes of the town to the unsuspecting allies. :lol:
  7. Stuart291107

    Stuart291107 Member

    Wow I love anything like this it grabs me everytime
  8. Telboy80

    Telboy80 New Member

    Hi, I have just recently found out that my Grandfather served with 1st Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment between 1935 and 1949....I don't have much to go off, but was wondering if anyone knows how I might be able to confirm this and get more information on his service....His name was Alfred Tucker...Any help would be much appreciated
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  9. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

  10. dada49nz

    dada49nz New Member

    My dad Leonard Smitherman was in the 1 Royal Sussex regt from 1944 to 1966 when it became the 3rd Queens He retired after leaving the 3 Queens in 1969 then a stint with the SAS until emigrating to Aussie in 1971
    He died here in NZ in 2008 and I live here. I have his army records etc. ( my brother has them in Aussie). Dad only got to where he trained in Syria and the ship journey with King Peter of Yugoslavia. He did talk about some of what he did and where he was ie Cassino on his 20th birthday 3rd March 1944 and that he was in kavalla. Any information on how I would be able to access the war diaries listed above since I live in NZ. Are they online?
  11. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I have copies.

    If you could message me an email address, I'll try to help out.
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  12. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    Hi dada49nz - although I was only a lad at the time I remember your father Len when 3 Queens were in Lemgo. My father was David Russell, who was CO at the time. Small world. Best wishes to you.

  13. dada49nz

    dada49nz New Member

    I'm new at this, how do I message you? Couldn't find anywhere to send one!
  14. dada49nz

    dada49nz New Member

    Hi John, I remember your parents, didn't you have a sister? Best wishes to you.
  15. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

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    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

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