Chindit website at last!!!

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

  1. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    [Hoots] AAAAAARRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHH....! [/Mon]

    ( I'm having enough trouble trying to sit down and sort out G&D... Still gotta sort out that coffee run, mind you...) :biggrin:
     
  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  3. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Steve, I was down at the Leicester Tigers Museum the other day and thought of you when I seen this......

    ;)
     

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  4. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member

    Can't see a Burma Star on this chaps medals.
     
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I think the medals shown are for a soldier from the 1st Battalion, who were stationed in Malaya when the Japanese arrived, hence the lack of a Burma Star medal.
     
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for thinking of me CK. Nice group there.
     
  7. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    It would be a "bar" in place of the Burma Star with that Pacific Star if he started off in Malaya...
     
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I don't think the medals on display are those of the man in the photograph. The 1st Battalion did not serve in Burma, it was the 2nd and 7th Leicester's that became Chindits in 1944.
     
  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Minor panic this evening. After updating my website with some new info, the drop down menu went all skew-whiff and one of the menu bars when clicked brought up a random photograph of 5 Harley Davidson motorbikes!!!!

    I think I have fixed the problem, but if anyone finds navigating the site difficult, please let me know.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  10. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Change your passwords, Steve... just in case...
     
  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks HC, will do, in fact, have done. I think the problem was self-inflicted with hindsight, more than a heartbeat skipped though.
     
  12. Mark99

    Mark99 Junior Member

    A big thank you for your hard work in creating such an interesting website.
    Regards Mark
    Nephew of ;
    Trooper EDWIN ARTHUR LUNNON
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    Who died age 20 on 18 April 1944
    RANGOON MEMORIAL Face 1
     
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  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    It is my websites 5th anniversary today. How time flies!!:)
     
  14. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Good Grief... Five years young...! Have many more me ol' Bamboo... :cheers:
     
  15. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks HC and all, for your support and encouragement.
     
  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Great day today! The son of one of my grandfather's brothers has made contact via my website. I am hoping that this will open up a whole new avenue of research possibilities for me. My Nan only knew granddad for two years before they married and he then went off to war. Although she never re-married after he died in Burma, the families did not stay in regular contact, which makes this new contact so special.
     
  17. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Now that is awesome news...!
     
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  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    It is indeed HC,

    I have spoken to them now and have learned more about granddad's personality than I ever knew before. Priceless details for me, as you can imagine. Simple things, like he hated any fat on his bacon and disliked butter on his toast. These are two traits that I have inherited, although unsalted Lurpak is now acceptable to my taste.:)
     
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  19. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Not a lot of bacon round our gaff... :D
     
  20. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I'm guessing we have all experienced the same increase in traffic on our WW2 related websites. This year seems even more busy than usual, I'm getting on average, double the amount of visits each day. This started around the 5th November and has continued throughout the week.
     

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