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Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by WycombeWanderer, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Hello all,

    My name is Adam and I have been researching my Grandad's regiment for some years now and I would like to speak with others interested in the following topics;

    *Writing a historical book about a regiment
    *99th Bucks Field Regiment
    *Dunkirk and the BEF
    *Burma Campaign and the 14th Army
    *2nd Infantry Division
    *Research at the National Archives

    As with many veterans of war my grandfather would never talk about his time at war other than to say it was very boring. It would seem, however, that this wasn't the case. Having trawled the war diaries for his rgmt he saw plenty of intense fighting. From Belgium in 1940, to Dunkirk, to Rangoon, Imphal, Mandalay and Kohima he truly was 'Ubique'.

    He died some years before I was born and many stories and experiences died with him. I have been determined to research the actions of his regiments with the goal of one day putting together in book form so that maybe somebody else like me can appreciate what their ancestors did for them.

    WO CL2 William R. "Bill" Smith 99th (Buckinghamshire Yeomanary) Field Regiment RA. On active service between 1939 - 1946.
     
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    I'm sure you'll gets lots of help from the other members.
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Welcome aboard Adam.
     
  4. Hello chaps, thanks for the welcome. I'm off to explore the forums!
     
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your research

    If you haven't already found it, this linked thread might be of interest / the right place to make TNA-related enquiries
    National Archives - Kew Tips?
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hello and welcome
     
  7. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Hello and welcome to the forum Adam.

    Lesley
     
  8. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Good to see you wash up, Adam.

    Look forward to reading of your discoveries.
     
  9. CL1

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

    welcome to the forum
     

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