Chindit website at last!!!

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by bamboo43, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. CL1

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

    Steve thank you for posting mate

  2. reddevon

    reddevon Member

    Excellent, thanks for posting. I don't suppose they sent you a pic of when he was in the 12th Devons did they?. You have also stated that there were a group of Devons men from the 6th Battalion that volunteered for the chindits, do you know of any more Devons personell that joined the Chindets .
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi reddevon,

    No, I'm afraid I don't have a photograph of Ralph's time with the 12th Devons. I have written an article about all the men from the Devonshire Regiment that I'm aware served on Longcloth. Here is the link:

    I have a group photo of some 6th Devons at Plumer Barracks in Plymouth. PM me if you would like a copy.

  4. reddevon

    reddevon Member

    I think you have let me copy the photo already and i have looked at your article with great interest, well done,

  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Tony,

    I thought as much as I was writing my reply. Thanks. :)
  6. imphalcampaign

    imphalcampaign Active Member

    Its a great read. I would like to share your web site link with my site and facebook page.

  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Raj,

    Please do and thanks for the request.

  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    Just an update from my website on its 3rd Anniversary.

    Firstly, I cannot believe it has been three years already and a big thank you to all those forum members who have given their time, information and support.

    The site has grown steadily in content and has been supplemented by contributions from other Chindit related families.

    Some numbers:

    Website hits: 256449

    Chindit veterans contacted: 4

    Longcloth families found via the site: 139

    Not a bad haul for a fairly limited website, with only minor scope and potential audience. :)
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  9. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Kudos earnt... you will get your reward one day... ;)
  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Well see HC. I still reckon me Nan will clip me round the ear when we next meet. :lol:
  11. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Well done, it is a great site!
  12. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Steve your tireless efforts in what your excellent website has achieved is for me summed up in just one sentence "Longcloth families found via the site 139". Remarkable! You are a man of passion and fortitude and long my that continue...well done mate.
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  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks mate, the help and support of this forum means a lot to me. I've just recently helped another family publish a book about their own father and his Burma campaign story. They keep telling me to do the same, but in my particular case, I still think the website is a better conduit for sharing the information and finding new material. Maybe one day I'll do the book.
  14. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Personally, as we've discussed, you should do it sooner rather than later, in all that spare time you have during those long winter evenings when the grass don't need no cuttin'... ;)
  15. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Congrats Steve, you are doing a great work with your website. Numbers speaks for themselves.

    For some time I'm thinking to do something similar about the Battle at Sittang. I would prefer to write the book but this seems almost as impossible task and I hope that, at least, I'll be able to create some website about the battle.
  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Enes,

    I wish you luck with whichever you choose.

  17. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    I have an art print from that,iirc, supposedly signed by Calvert, from the last Chindit reunion...?

    I've just never connected that with your avatar, Enes...
  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    The Remembrance week factor has definitely kicked in lately, but with an interesting slant, 6 new family contacts in a row have been from members of 142 Commando on Longcloth. How spooky is that!
  19. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    I just had this image of Rod Serling, cigarette in one hand, reading the script...
  20. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Are you suggesting i've entered the Twilight Zone HC?

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