Cpl Shannahan Royal Sigs.SAS

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  1. jeffbubble

    jeffbubble Senior Member

    Know he was in Berlin and Malaya. Last seen 30 Signal Regt 1962.

    All help needed
     
  2. arnhem2280

    arnhem2280 Member

    There was a Cpl Shanahan who was a member of 3rd Parachute Battalion and was captured at Arnhem. He later went on to serve with the SAS in Malaya and then in Korea and was at one stage part of the Royal Signals motorcycle display team. Going through the POW book I think his number was 14428146.

    Cheers

    Arnhem
     
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: V P Shanahan
    Rank: Private
    Army Number: 14428146
    Regiment: Army Air Corps
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: XII-A
    Camp Location: Limburg, Baden-Württemberg

    TD
     
  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    If he served post 1948 he would be issued a different service number (when all 3 services started to use the same set of 8 digit numbers).

    Steve
     
  5. arnhem2280

    arnhem2280 Member

    I might be wrong but I thought that if you had unbroken service you did not receive a new number but carried your original one until you left. I'm pretty sure the Shanahan I'm talking about kept the same number until he finally left.

    Cheers

    Arnhem
     
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  6. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Apologies. I think you are correct.

    I was basing my response on the handful of post 1945 service records posted on the forum for men who re enlisted post 1948.

    On reflection I can recall seeing mention of pre 1948 service numbers for then serving soldiers in Regimental Journals in the mid 1960’s.

    Steve
     
  7. jeffbubble

    jeffbubble Senior Member

    Thank You for your replies - Paddy was my boss in the Mt Bays 30 Signal Regiment, Blandford 1962. I was inspecting Vehicles REME.
    Perfect Gentleman.
     
  8. arnhem2280

    arnhem2280 Member

    I think I have a photo of him somewhere if it would help in confirming if he is the same Shanahan as you knew. If I can find it would you like me to post it ?

    Cheers

    Arnhem
     
  9. jeffbubble

    jeffbubble Senior Member

    Yes Please

    Jeff
     
  10. jeffbubble

    jeffbubble Senior Member

    Yes please
     
  11. arnhem2280

    arnhem2280 Member

    Hi

    Sorry I haven't visited the site for a few weeks. I will dig the photo out and post it later this week.

    Cheers

    Arnhem
     
  12. arnhem2280

    arnhem2280 Member

    Attached is a photo of Cpl Shahanan
     

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  13. jeffbubble

    jeffbubble Senior Member

    Thanks that's him but lost a stripe?
     
  14. arnhem2280

    arnhem2280 Member

    Definitely three stripes.
     
  15. jeffbubble

    jeffbubble Senior Member

    must have lost one later?
     

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