GHQ Liaison regt - Phantom - member look ups available.

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by mac657, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. MongoUK

    MongoUK Junior Member

    Hi Iris, my step-grandfather, Gordon Turvey, a driver with 12th Lancers, was also in K Squadron.

    K left on the 19th February 1943, 14 officers, 91 other ranks, embarking on the SS Boissevain from Glasgow, and arriving in Algiers on the 5th March. E and K squadron were disbanded in November 43.

    3 officers and 35 other ranks from K, including Gordon, were posted to the reformed H squadron, continuing through Africa and Italy, whilst the rest of the squadron returned home.

    I'm sure they would have known each other!

    Please feel free to drop me a message, I'd love to hear more of you know any details of his time with K.
  2. Diana Davis

    Diana Davis New Member

    3995894C-03CF-4038-B3F6-6E4B064EB5A0.jpeg Hello, I’m trying to see if my grandfather served with Phantom. He told me tales of riding his Norton with a sidecar, and sent me maps and ordinance charts he mentioned were at one time classified, but probably ok now.

    His name was Fred Beverly Merrick, and I believe his service number was 99717, and he at least achieve second lieutenant.

    Any help you can give would be much appreciated.
  3. mac657

    mac657 Junior Member

    Sorry Diana, he is not listed in the book.

    I suggest contacting Asher Pirt. He is the author of the book and has access to other records. He is on this forum and on Twitter and has helped me in the past.


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