2ND Border Regiment Burma WW2, Battle For Satpangon

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Derek Rees, May 18, 2013.

  1. Derek Rees

    Derek Rees New Member

    I wish to contact I any living veterans who served with the 2nd Border Regiment in Burma during WW2 from 1944 to 1945 or any relatives or descendants of these veterans with a view to seeking or providing information.
    Cheers
    Derek Rees - derekrees26@gmail.com
    South Australia.
     
  2. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member

    If you haven't read it yet then The Little Men by Ken Cooper. A fabulous book of his time with 2 Border's.
    Lionboxer
     
  3. Chris Peaker

    Chris Peaker New Member

    Hi Derek & lionboxer.

    My Grandfather was in the 2nd Border Regiment in Burma, his name was George Peaker. He was a Cpl and good friends with Ken Cooper the author of The Little Men. My Grandad is photographed in the book and has several mentions and quoted a few times, one quote in particular always makes me proud '' if I can't see the rest t'show then Il have
    me bloody money back ( Yorkshire accent ) This response was to Ken Cooper who told him to get his wounded to safety.

    I find it difficult to imagine my Grandfather in the army, he always seemed too gentle and mild mannered. He never spoke about his time in Burma not even to my father, the only reference he ever made was saying the Japanese were a ruthless and cruel people.

    If either of you wish to see photos of the Border regiment in Rangoon I have a couple, also I have quite a few photos of a Border Regt VJ reunion at the Albert Hall with Lord Mountbatten, I think they were taken in the 1970's.

    Please feel free to contact me if you wish Email : c_peaker@yahoo.co.uk

    Regards

    Chris
     
  4. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member

    Why not put the pictures on here for the wider audience?
    Lionboxer
     
  5. sharoncleary1

    sharoncleary1 New Member

    Hi, Just found this thread via my sister who is organising Joe Simpson as a speaker at an event. Ken Cooper was my father-in-law and wrote the above mentioned book The Little Men. Sadly, Ken passed away in August 2010, his book stands as testament to his time in Burma, and to the man he was.
     

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