Need info on my WW2 Parachute Regiment bugle... please help!

Discussion in 'General' started by 03oldreyd, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. 03oldreyd

    03oldreyd Junior Member

    Hi, iv'e just bought this Second World War bugle.
    It has had the badges of the Parachute Regiment soldered on and is stamped with the names of battles that i assume the men who owned it had been in.

    BRUNEVAL 1942......TAMERA 1943......BREVILLE 1944......ARNHEM 1944...
    BURES 1945....... and RHINE 1945.

    It has the King's crown, a Parachute Regiment beret badge and the 'REGIMENT' section of a brass shoulder title soldered onto it.
    The 'PARACHUTE' section has obviously gone missing.

    The bugle was made by 'Mole & Co ltd .... London .... 1940' it also has the little arrow stamp.

    Iv'e attached a couple of pictures.


    I'm just looking for any info possible on this, as if it is a one of a kind made by the company, i might donate it to a museum or some such.

    Thanks for looking.
     

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Nice Bugle :)

    I don't know anything about it however I'm sure The Parachute Regiments Museum would be happy to display it for you :)

    They were at Browning Barracks in Aldershot but the only airborne unit there now I believe is 7 RHA .... 16 Air Assault Bde (The old 5th Airborne Bde) which contains 2 and 3 Para on rotation one Battalion being at Dover and the other with the Bde HQ now based at Colchester and 1 Para is now somewhere in Wales probably near to Hereford due to them being re roled to work with and support 'The Regiment' on operations.
     
  3. 03oldreyd

    03oldreyd Junior Member

    Thanks Drew5233, sorry I thought I had replied to this literally months ago!

    I got in contact with the Museum and they said they would be very grateful if I donated this too them. I did and sent it to their new museum at Duxford, which, at the time, was in the process of being created. I got a thank you response but do not know what they have done with it? It may possibly be on display! Or it may be getting dusty in a back room? Who knows? But atleast it's gone to the right people who will look after it and hopefully give everyone the chance to see it! :)
    Again, thanks very much and i'm grateful for your advice, it helped me do the right thing with it :D
     
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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Stout fella.
    Have some rep.

    ~A
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Its amazing what a PM can acheive ;)

    Thanks for posting what you did with it -The best place I'm sure everyone will agree :D
     
  6. 03oldreyd

    03oldreyd Junior Member

    I think I will get in contact with the Museum and find out what has come of it :) I'll let you know any response I recieve :)
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Great stuff...Just don't wait another two years to tell us :lol:
     
  8. 03oldreyd

    03oldreyd Junior Member

    Yeah sorry I appologise for that, I genuinely thought I had replied to the post. Being a busy 17 year old with a short attention span, I must have just forgotten to do so, or just generally confused myself! :P Again I am very sorry, it was very rude of me and I am ashamed of myself :(
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    No need for apologies-It was nice to find out what happened to it, hopefully the museum will shed some light on its history for you to post here.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    13oldreyd

    "Come home...... all is forgiven !"

    Well done young man, (you can only say that when you are in your late 80s) for both
    a. Doing the right thing and then
    b. Having the guts to come back here and apologise for your tardiness.

    I see great things in store for you :)

    Best regards

    Ron
     
  11. 03oldreyd

    03oldreyd Junior Member

    Dear Ron,

    Thank you very much I do appreciate your forgivness.
    And thank you for saying "I see great things in store for you". It's really nice to have a compliment and especially from a Second World War Veteran.

    Kind Regards,
    Doug
     
  12. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Doug,
    Good for you for donating the bugle to the museum, that was a very nice gesture. I hope they've found out a bit more of its history.
    Well done! :)
     
  13. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Yes well done, I remember your post glad to see the Bugle found a worthy home......... perhaps one of our members will be up the Museum soon and can see if it is indeed on display:unsure:
     
  14. 03oldreyd

    03oldreyd Junior Member

    Thanks, Well as far as I remember, The Curator said it belonged to the "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. But that may be wrong as it was donkey's years ago! :/
     
  15. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    That may well be right Doug as it was C Coy that carried out the Bruneval Raid. Indeed, even today C Coy of the 2nd Battalion are known as "Bruneval Company" :).
    All the best.......
     
  16. 03oldreyd

    03oldreyd Junior Member

    Brilliant :D I hope that is correct :) The Curator has just got in contact with me. He needs a bit more information about the Bugle to locate it but he reckons it is on display in the museum :D yay! :D
     
  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A certain Moderator is visiting Duxford this very day... Wonder if he'll spot it.
     
  18. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    That may well be right Doug as it was C Coy that carried out the Bruneval Raid. Indeed, even today C Coy of the 2nd Battalion are known as "Bruneval Company" :).
    All the best.......
    Could be it has some very intresting history attached to it;)
     
  19. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    .......reminds me of that other famous 2 Para bugle or hunting horn to give it its correct title! ;)
     
  20. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Hi everyone just found this post......to the best of my knowledge no bagpipes or horns were taken on Bruneval......the 2nd Btn piper took his bagpipes with him on the ill-fated Oudna drop and apparently played them once or twice.....but they were 'captured' by the Germans.....
    Lt Colonel Frost certainly took his hunting horn to Arnhem with him and A Company of the 2nd Btn took some bugles with them to Arnhem.....however as most of A Company were taken prisoner it is difficult to believe this is a genuine artefact from them at Arnhem....my personal opinion would be that it is a post -battle creation and it also has the 6th AB Div 'honours' on it......however as a volunteer helper at Duxford I will enquire more.....
     

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