8 Para

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by 8PARA, May 22, 2010.

  1. 8PARA

    8PARA Junior Member

    Hello there,

    Roodymiller recommended this forum. I'm quite new here.. So, don't know what to expect. Anyway, I've always been interested in the history of the 6th Airborne Division and therefore also trying to know more about this division. Recently, I've decided to focuss on the 8th Parachute Battalion. Although this unit was dropped further forward than any other unit within the division and then also was in the Bois de Bavent fighting a battle away from the other units, it seems the military historians have overlooked it a bit. I was wondering if amongst the members of this forum might be any one with ties to this unit. Family? Friends? If so, I would like to get in touch with them. We might be able to help each other.

    Looking forward to hear from you,

    Yours C.
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    Hope the members can help with your research.
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello and welcome to the forum.
  4. spidge


    Welcome to the forum 8 Para from Australia.
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum

  7. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Welcome I look forward to your posts.
  8. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  9. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  10. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
  11. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    Hello and welcome to the forum.
  12. 8PARA

    8PARA Junior Member

    Thank you all,

    I'm at the moment still cruising on the forum, it's all awe-inspiring, ... I always thought I was the only nutter on the world... but it seems there's quite a lot of them here... so, my fingers have itched ... But, I will wait a bit more... Just a few more questions for the moment.. also relating 8th Parachute Bn. .. are there any amongst you with a good knowledge and interest in 21st Panzer Division or 346 German infantry Division or with a good knowledge of German archives? These were the two main enemy forces in Normandy for 8th Para Bn. Just wondering...

  13. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  14. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    ROH for 8 Para para1
  15. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum

  16. Michelle S

    Michelle S New Member

    Just wondered if you are still researching the 8th Parachute Battalion; found out recently that my grandad was in this battalion and I wanted to find out more information too. Thanks
  17. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    What was or hopefully is your grandads name? I’m friends with an 8th Bn veteran.

  18. Michelle S

    Michelle S New Member

    Hi Alex,

    Unfortunately my grandad has passed away. His name was Kenneth Blackhall. I have got a photo, but I just need to get my nans permission before I post anything.
    I have attached a photo of 3 of his friends.


    Attached Files:

  19. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Thanks very much!
    When you post the pic of your grandad I’ll show it to my 8th battalion friend.
    Did he ever write about any of his experiences?


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