Grandads War Desert Collection

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  1. jj26

    jj26 Senior Member

    Hi all, I have just recently scanned in my Grandads war collection, most are from the desert campaign, and theres also some memorbillia phamlets from the time as well. Like the "Alamein Club" this being "The Opening Match Of The Season" on Saturday November 6 1943 between The Egyptian Army and Cairo Area Combined Services.

    My Grandfather Syd Glass who I believe was an MP attached to the RAF, there is a photo of the 252 squadron. The photographs show life as an ordinary solider on the front line and what they done on leave, and theres nice images of the Spynx and Pyarmids etc.

    I don't mind sharing these photos with all too see, just need a few ideas what I should do with them and where to post them

    Luckilly for me, my Grandad has written on the back of most of the pictures, where the location is or who is in them.

    Thanks for reading, all suggestions are greatly appreciated
     
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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    JJ,

    You have already selected the right heading.

    Just post them on this thread, as I am sure that many members will be extremely grateful for you sharing them on the forum, me included.

    If you require help posting check out the FAQ button and all will be explained.

    Regards
    Tom
     
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    jj26 Senior Member

    Thanks for that smudger, its nice to feel, to be part of the community.
     
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    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

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    jj26 Senior Member

    Im only now starting to get the hang of posting pictures :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    JJ,

    You are doing just great, have a rep from me.;)

    I like the one with the Twin Vickers called 'Air Raid'.

    Regards
    Tom
     
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  13. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I believe that it stands for Middle east and North Africa.

    A conference was held by Allied leaders at Cairo from November 22 to November 26 in 1943.

    Cairo Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    One of several high level conferences held by Allied leaders before the war ended.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  14. jj26

    jj26 Senior Member

    I believe that it stands for Middle east and North Africa.

    A conference was held by Allied leaders at Cairo from November 22 to November 26 in 1943.

    Cairo Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    One of several high level conferences held by Allied leaders before the war ended.

    Regards
    Tom

    Thanks for that Tom, thats something I've learned new today, as for the picture Air Raid, thats my Grandfather posing again.

    Thanks for the interest

    James
     
  15. Ciar2001

    Ciar2001 Member

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=114&pictureid=828

    Grandad on the left, location Albert Aziz

    did you scan these pictures by chance? as over the weekend I will be trying to scan my grandfathers docs and pictures to put on here, great pictures.
     
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  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I think your grandfather is more likely to be RAF Regiment looking at the pictures.

    He may have been dutied at some point to be Provost Staff which is like the Military Police, but is at garrison/camp or unit level only. The RAF Police wear white covers over their caps hence the name 'Snow drops'.

    Not being a RAF expert I would think the above would apply back then as it does today.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures-Very interesting.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  19. jj26

    jj26 Senior Member

    did you scan these pictures by chance? as over the weekend I will be trying to scan my grandfathers docs and pictures to put on here, great pictures.

    Yes, I scanned them all myself, theres about 200 from the war on top of about 500 family pictures, you don't realise how long it takes, but it very rewarding, and now the whole family can all have their own copies.

    Thanks for looking, it makes it all the more worthwhile.

    James
     
  20. jj26

    jj26 Senior Member

    I think your grandfather is more likely to be RAF Regiment looking at the pictures.

    He may have been dutied at some point to be Provost Staff which is like the Military Police, but is at garrison/camp or unit level only. The RAF Police wear white covers over their caps hence the name 'Snow drops'.

    Not being a RAF expert I would think the above would apply back then as it does today.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures-Very interesting.

    Regards
    Andy

    Thanks Andy for taking the time to look, I do have my Grandads service records, but I don't know what all the abbreviations stand for etc , so by sharing the photos I hope to gain some more information.
     

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