Just a little introduction...

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by PrivatePike, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. PrivatePike

    PrivatePike Member

    Hi everyone,

    I just thought I would drop in and say hello after joining just there.

    My names Jack, I am 21 years old and have a keen interest in the Second World War... British Army, Wehrmacht, anything to do with that time period.

    I have travelled to numerous WW2 points of interest across the world, from Normandy to Stalingrad to Burma. My main interest is in the Thai-Burma Death Railway. Over the past four years, I have been going back and forth to Thailand and Myanmar(Burma), riding on the original route, visiting former POW camps, war graves and museums along the track.

    I love meeting veterans, getting my picture with them and hearing their stories first hand. I have met British and American veterans of numerous campaigns but would love to meet a German veteran and hear their story as well, however this is proven to be rather difficult.

    I am also a serving soldier in the British Army reserves.

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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Welcome aboard Jack. Sounds like you keep yourself busy.
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'd just like to be the first to say 'You stupid boy'.
    Somebody has to. It's a byelaw or something.

    Now we've got that over with - welcome aboard.
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  4. PrivatePike

    PrivatePike Member

    Thank you! I do indeed ha.
  5. PrivatePike

    PrivatePike Member

    Haha, someone was going to say that at some point. Thank you :).
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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    I've been thinking of late that the average age of the membership is a bit old.
    Thanks for helping to bring it down a bit.
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  7. PrivatePike

    PrivatePike Member

    Thank you, no problem at all!
  8. Wobbler

    Wobbler Active Member

    Welcome Jack, great to have you here :D When I was 21 everything was still in black and white and “the net” was something kids used to catch sticklebacks with, sigh...

    By the way, given your main interest and assuming you’ve not read it yet, I would highly recommend Russell Braddon’s “The Naked Island”.

    Some well priced (used) copies on AbeBooks, for example.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020
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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Welcome and DON'T PANIC!
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  10. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    He knows where his towel's at.
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  11. CL1

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

    Speak for yourself

    Welcome to the forum
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  12. PrivatePike

    PrivatePike Member

    Haha thanks very much.

    I actually have not read that so I will be sure to check it out, thanks for the recommendation :).
  13. PrivatePike

    PrivatePike Member

    Haha thank you.
  14. PrivatePike

    PrivatePike Member

    Cheers :).

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