Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Kevin Stacey, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Kevin Stacey

    Kevin Stacey Member

    I'm new to the forum & just posting to say hello.

    My father fought during WW2 & spoke very little about what he did during that time, for years the only stories he told me was from when he was waiting to be demobbed. I have always been interested in where he was posted during the conflict but until his later years he took most of it to his grave, just giving me snippets of information.

    I am now trying to find out more (if I can) about him during this time.

  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  3. Kevin Stacey

    Kevin Stacey Member

    Hi Tricky - I have looked at the MOD site & they need a service number. Unfortunately Dad would never tell me it, so I don't know where to start. All I have is an old photo taken in Basra (1942 I believe, Dad is in the centre with his brother on the right & their cousin on the left) & his medals e.g. Star of Africa & Star of Italy. I'm going to my Mums' this week & hope to search the loft with the hope of turning up anything that relates to this time

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  4. CL1

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

    Hello Kevin
    welcome you dont require service number date of birth will do

  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    If you fill in the forms (will need a death cert I believe) do so in your Mums name as she is regarded as next of kin and therefore you wont need to send a cheque - it will be free

  6. Kevin Stacey

    Kevin Stacey Member

    Thanks Clive, I'll give that a shot then.
    It was just when I was looking at the forms I thought I saw that the service number was needed

  7. Kevin Stacey

    Kevin Stacey Member

    Cheers for that info TD
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Its useful if you do have it and your surname is Smith or Jones but not necessary today

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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Basra looks a lot different from when I was there. His cap badge looks like Royal Engineers. Definitely get the service records whilst they are free.

    Good luck
  10. Kevin Stacey

    Kevin Stacey Member

    Thanks Andy

    I know his brother was in the Royal Engineers but he never would tell me what Regiment he was in. Amongst his medals were two RE badges (maybe for lapels)? I assumed they belonged to his brother as when he passed away Dad got a few few trinkets including that photo.

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