Just introducing myself

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Findpeter, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Findpeter

    Findpeter Member

    I was guided to your site from a member of the Italy Star Association website as I am trying to understand my fathers experience of and his journey through WW2, as I read so many times he was a man who very rarely talked about those challenging years of his life but I would like to know more about his journey. I will post in the appropriate section to see if the many experts on this site can assist in my research but I thought that I would introduce myself and say thank you in advance for any information that members here can put my way. I am currently living in London and can get to Kew but with your help I hope to narrow my searches ....without being rude about staff I have not met ... I imagine the members here will be more forgiving than the staff at Kew if I just stroll up unprepared! I now have my fathers Army records...and medals..but not being military they are quite tricky to understand. I have had a good read of many of the postings on the site and I am amazed at the level of information that the members her have and willingly share..once again thank you in advance for any information that you can provide to me.

    Kind regards

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  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles


    Welcome to the board.

    If you were to start a thread with your father's name and unit in the title in this section:

    Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy

    And upload copies of the full sheets of his service records, then I'm sure that we--collectively--will be able to decode them for you and give you some pointers with regards to archive work at Kew.

    Italy Star sounds promising. We have quite a number of members with interest/expertise in that theatre.
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  3. Findpeter

    Findpeter Member

    Thank you Charley Fortnum for your warm welcome...I will follow your instructions and look forward to seeing someone decipher my fathers records!
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Welcome aboard !
    (one the few surviving 1st Army types who occasionally drops by)
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  5. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Welcome and enjoy!!!
  6. Findpeter

    Findpeter Member

    Hello Ron...thank you too for saying hello...reading your post I think my father followed your route through the conflict..but as a Sapper...I look forward to seeing how his journey is uncovered by anyone interested!
  7. Findpeter

    Findpeter Member

    Thank you 51 highland!
  8. wibs12

    wibs12 Patron Patron

    Welcome and all the best fella...... you'll find there's plenty of helpful and patient folk on here (not saying I'm one pf them!)....... enjoy the research and good luck!
  9. Findpeter

    Findpeter Member

    Ha ha thank you wibs12...I could spend hours on here just reading other peoples postings and posters information! I am already hugely impressed with the patience and unbelievable helpfulness of the members re queries!
  10. veronicad

    veronicad Well-Known Member

    Welcome, I can't think of a way I can help with your research, not with Italy. However, you will get a huge amount of help from forum members. Good luck .
  11. CL1

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

    Welcome to the forum
  12. Findpeter

    Findpeter Member

    Thank you Veronica and CL1 for the warm welcomes, the Forum members have been brilliant in helping me understand my fathers records...huge thank you!
  13. Paul Bradford

    Paul Bradford Active Member

    Hi Alex,

    Welcome. I have found the members to be very helpful and informative. I often get sidetracked from what I'm supposed to be doing, by following interesting posts and links from other members.

  14. Findpeter

    Findpeter Member

    Hi Paul...thank you for the welcome...yes it is so easy to go off and follow threads to some amazing stories on here....so important that soldiers stories are not lost!
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