61st Recce Legion d'honneur

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Ganger04, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Ganger04

    Ganger04 Junior Member

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    We had the honour to be at the presentation of the Legion d'honnoeur to Alfred Grimes at the Imperial War Museum North on Sunday the 13th December.
    Also present were Don Aiken and Eric Postles both are still waiting for their medals.
    It was great to have three of the 61st together.

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  2. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Good to see these fellows in line for the award.
  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Great news & good to see the 3 Recce Veterans together.

  4. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Richard Massey ex 5th Camerons (anti-tank company) gets his medal at Warrington Town Hall to-day at 3PM.
  5. Chotie's Daughter

    Chotie's Daughter Chotie's Daughter

    Wonderful photo and great to see the three of them together.

    Anthony Rampling of the 61st Recce has also received his award of the Legion d'honneur ( http://www.chotiedarling.co.uk/my-blog/2015/11/what-happened-to-tony-rampling.html ). He was in 'B' company with Don Aitken and Eric Postles. Nottingham University interviewed Anthony and retraced his journey through France and the low Countries to Germany (via the Ardennes for the battle of the Bulge) to produce a book with photographs by Rob Perry.

    So glad these guys have received this recognition. They so deserved it....

    Chotie's daughter :frflag[1]:
  6. Ganger04

    Ganger04 Junior Member

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    Eric and Don now have their Legion de'honneur
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  7. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Well done to Eric and Don getting their Legion of Honour.
    I had the pleasure of meeting two of the re-enactors at Hull the other weekend, one of them Andy Cummings. I did take a couple of photos of the event, but they need re-sizing before I post them.
    I wasn't aware there was a 61st Recce re-enactment group and will be sure to keep looking at their facebook page regularly:).

  8. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Great that they have received their medals.

  9. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    A couple of pictures from Hull a few weeks ago, 61 Recce re-enactment group
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  10. Ganger04

    Ganger04 Junior Member

    Yes that's some of ours but Andy is wearing post war jungle pattern gear for this event.

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