New Zealanders in the Recce

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Terry Robbins, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Hi Guys and Girls , been a while , am trying to track down a friend of my Grandfathers , have just been told a story by my Aunt , apparently this New Zealand friend of Grandads who's family ran a sheep farm , sent them an hole carcass , which my Nan had put in the local butchers freezer , after doing a little deal with him , I presume the butcher got so much of the carcass and had a bit at a time , sorry about be so long winded , as the Recce guys seemed to be a very tight group , I'm thinking , he must have been in same Troop , that's 11 Troop 2 squad 5 Recce , I have no name , am asking a friend in New Zealand to inquire out there for me ( he was over for a few weeks resantly and we visited the Commonwealth war cemetery at Brookwood , brilliant day and very humbling to think all these men have there lives for us ) so any idea's where to look would be appreciated . Tez
     
  2. CL1

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

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  3. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Yes , sorry and thanks for the link :wacko:
     
  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Depends on what you are trying to find out, do you know for certain he was 5 Recce? Did he survive the war? I suggest, in order - name - service records - war diaries.
     
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  5. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    He definitely survived the War , as the story is from the early 50's and as my Grandfather was with 5th Recce from January 22rd 1941 until sent home and admitted E.M.S at southport , I'm presuming the Gentleman was with the 5th Recce , sorry if it's a bit vague but my Grandmother in her grief at Grandads passing burnt all the letters and photos , so I have very little to go on , I've tried all the family , but with no luck , just thought if I threw it out there someone my be able to help to point me in the right direction ??
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Through genealogical web sites using the marriage certifciate/record you can find his name

    TD
     
  7. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Thanks guys , I'll keep you posted on how I get on . Tez
     

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