Discussion in 'Recce' started by Recce_Mitch, Nov 30, 2008.
It is definitely a Greyhound. 37 mm gun and mantle with .30 Cal coaxial.
The driver and front observer hatches all point to a Greyhound.
My father's 4th Recce had Stag hounds later in Italy but they were too heavy on ground pressure for the Italian tracks.
Hi new to using a forum so not sure if I am doing this right.
The photo's alang66 post of his father and one of someone in Arab clothing looks like my father, I remember seeing a photo of him dressed like that when I was very young he served in B squadron assault troop 13 name of Wilfred Williams ( some called him Billy ) service number 3966252
I have some photo's of him and his mates when I work out how to upload I will post the
Hi Stephen, a number on here with fathers in 56 Recce so welcome aboard. Your father is mentioned here:
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Have you sent off for his service records? If not I would strongly recommend that you do.
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His service number means that he enlisted with the Welch regiment. As far as photos are concerned, when you reply to a post you will see an 'Upload a File' button under the box where you enter text, this will enable you to select the image you want from your computer - maximum file size is 2Mb.
Thanks. All the information I have is from a few letters he sent home to his mother, now I know he signed up with the Welch I can find out when
His service records will tell you - well worth the £30, to get chapter and verse on his service.
Hi Stephen, great to have another 56 Recce on board
This photo of my father was taken around 1944/45
Wild guess but any chance that this is him, 2nd left, I thought there was some similarity and both are wearing their beret at a rather jaunty angle?
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Hi Trevor , my father was in the 56 Recce - i think from Fall 1944 through Austria - summer 1945 he was transferred to the 12 Royal Lancers and Palestine. i do not think he was with the group yet for the Rome visit. if you have anything from later in 44 and 45 from a bit farther north i'd be glad to see it. Over new years 44/45 he was in Rietri the training area. My father did say he was asked to drive some officers to Venice and was there for his birthday, i think that must have been in August 1945 his 21st birthday. Im not sure if he was in the 12 Royal Lancers by then. And he mentioned going to Rome - he had relatives in Italy and went to a Red Cross area to try to get information about his Italian grandmother. not sure about the date of that trip.
2 photo's that may be of interest, in the group my father is on the right. I don't know who the rest are.
The other photo was dad's best mate it is thought he is from Denbighshire North Wales.
One of my Dad's photos. 16 Troop, C Squadron, 56th Recce, taken August 1943. My father, Ken Roberts, is 2nd from right on the 2nd from back row.
Geoff welcome to the forum. Great to have another 56 Recce on board
Hello Geoff, my father Frank De Angeli was in the 56 Recce attached to the 78 /battleaxe division in italy. he arrived in itay in 1944. if you have any more photos or later photos i'd love to see them. my photo is of him in his 12 Royal Lancers uniform. (at the end of the war in Europe the younger Recce were moved into other units and he subsequently served in Palestine ).
Yes, I do have some more photos, which I'll scan & post soon.
Although I'm afraid that it's a rubbish (no narrative or chronology to speak of), Ron Tee does contribute a few times to this documentary on Cassino:
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Click through to play; there are no nasties.
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