5th Recce Service Records

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Terry Robbins, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    None of the family down here had them , so presumed grandad had sent them up north to his Dad , but if he never applied for them my Auntie could ?
  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Yeah - nearest living NOK is entitled person.

    Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility - GOV.UK

    It wasn't as unusual as you may think for soldiers not to apply. WW1 soldiers got theirs issued automatically but post WW2 forms were available from 1948/49.


    Steve Y


    Doubt he will be entitled to Arctic Star as I don't think his unit served in a sufficiently northern latitude in Norway to qualify.


    If the family do apply could you please return to the forum to update members on the outcome.

    Good Luck!
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017
  3. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Will do , and thanks for all the help Steve Y
  4. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Sorry , another question , my Grandfather was discharged for being medically unfit for further service in 1951 , the reason unknown , just this in his Service book ( 519 ( V ) RR 1940 ) does anyone have an idea what this means ?
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    that's probably KR, not RR, as in King's Regulations, see the attachment in this linked post
    Kings Regulation (Army) Lookups 1912/1935/1940
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  6. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Terry, please see attachment. Will save you reading through the use full link that dbf has provided.

    CCF18012017 (2).jpg
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  7. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Thanks both of you , it was the 1940 that through me , I'm sure he was injured at some point before Jan 44 , as he had a nasty scar on the inside of his right elbow , you can clearly see it in the photo I posted in the Recce Forum , also he never went to Belgium and Germany with the 5th Recce after Italy ?
  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Aye, to confirm: the year refers to the Regulations themselves (which were periodically updated, re-published and re-issued). So, nothing to do with the timeline of the entry in the records just a ref back to the relevant paragraph, (section) and version in use at that time.
  9. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Sorry to be a pain, but does anyone know what this means ? ( adm 141 fd and reposted X ( ii) list field 104 G.H. ) the date was 5/2/44 disch 19/3/44 ( to 198 T/camp ) where was the transit camp ?
  10. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    They are 2 separate entries dated 5.2.1944

    1. Admitted 141 Field Ambulance

    2. Transferred 104 General Hospital

    Simple google search on the phrase "198 Transit Camp Italy" would've given you a link to this document that gives it's March 1944 location at Afragola (Modern day suburb of Naples), Italy on P3.

    http://www.northirishhorse.com/Capt Whittaker.pdf

    Steve Y
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2017
  11. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    As you can gather , I'm useless at this , am big on books , but the internet is a mystery to me, I do tend to rely on my daughter for all things internet , so sorry for the silly questions , I'll try and get more savvy as far as the internet is concerned , thanks for your patience . Terry
  12. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    That's fine Terry.

    You'll make google your best friend in no no time at all!

    I personally find it more fulfilling to turn up new bits of information myself.


  13. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Hi everyone , just to update you , have been in touch with Medal office and they have Emailed me a form , have filled it in and sent it off, so hopefully should hear back within a few weeks , will let you all know how it goes as soon as I get a response . Terry :D
  14. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Brilliant news , have received my Grandfather's Medals , Africa Star , Italy Star , 1939-45 Star , Defense Medal , War Medal , BIG BIG thank you to everyone who's helped me , will post a photo as soon as my Daughter comes around with her laptop
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  15. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    That's good new Terry.


    Steve Y
  16. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

  17. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Am now going to need a reputable Medal mounting firm , any recommendations would be extremely helpful ☺have looked at a few already but think one that members have used would be a better bet. Terry
  18. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member


    To answer your query we may need to know your approximate geographical location

  19. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Godalming Surrey
  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    hello Terry

    A forum member offers this service

    Medal mounting

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