Just Saying Hello

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Gratefulson, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Gratefulson

    Gratefulson Member

    My father was in the 1st Armoured Battalion Coldstream Guards and served between June 1944 and May 1945. (He also stayed in Germany and help run a displaced person camp) Today I reached the state retirement age (65) and decided to opened the biscuit tin which has some records of the Battalion (Field Notes). I have scanned them and will post on this site which I hope some of you will find useful.

    Best Wishes

    A Grateful Son
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  2. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Welcome to WW2 talk from Germany.
    Where abouts in Deutschland did your dad stay?
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum & well done on getting to 65. Happy birthday.
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Welcome aboard.
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello, welcome to the forum and happy birthday.
  6. Gratefulson

    Gratefulson Member

    Thank you,I have been meaning to do this for a long time. As it was my birthday and as the 1st Armoured landed in Normandy on June 30th and 1st & 2nd July 1944 (piecemeal), I thought it was appropriate timing. I was hoping to follow their route to Bremen, on a motorbike, maybe next year now!
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  7. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Hi again,
    let me know, if you need any advise before you plan the Bremen trip.
  8. Gratefulson

    Gratefulson Member

    Hello Stefan, thanks

    A few years ago I drove and stayed in Bremen not realising the personal significance of the place. Next time, lots of research beforehand. I would like to find out where my father went after the war finished.

    Best wishes

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