Newspaper used to line the bottom of a metal trunk.

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  1. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Bear with me on this one. I purchased an old metal trunk at a local auction and this tired, faded and torn newspaper was at the bottom, having been used to line it.

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  2. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of throwing it out but decided to read it first.
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  3. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    More.
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  4. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Last section.
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  5. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Photograph.
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  6. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Great story.
     
  7. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    OK to nick this to repost on a Para Reg FB page attributed to you ?
    Trying to work out which Battalions/Regiments they served with
    Sgt Gee would appear to be Artillery 2nd lift.
    Pte Cannon Parachute Regiment report says 2nd Op. Jump one near Paris ( D Day?) and Arnhem
    Watts Sicily and Arnhem
    Pte Corley Parachute Regiment .Missing I wonder if he survived.
    Troopers Bates and Sam Recce Regiment.
    Craftsman Moulster REME
    Sig Jack Cannon Signals?

    That's a lot of Airborne from one area.
     
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  8. CL1

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

    A great comment showing how the Dutch civilians risked their lives to help

    "The Dutch did all they could for the Airborne men"
     
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  9. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Gordon Bates and Alan Samm - 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Regt.
     
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  10. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Yes, please repost it and please mention the source.

    I looked for Sgt Horace Gee in the Royal Artillery Attestation but it only goes up to 1942 and he enlisted in 1943.
     
  11. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Missing.

    Army Air Corps.
    5952881 Corley. Pte. R. P. 156 Parachute Regiment. 25.09.1944.

    Previously Reported Missing Now Reported a Prisoner of War in German Hands.

    Army Air Corps
    5952881 Corley. Pte. R. P. 156 Parachute Regiment. 25.09.1944
     
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  12. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    Source:- Highwoods WW2 Talk or other?
     
  13. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    High Wood, regarding the words just above the photo of Bates & Samm - what was 'unprintable'? Just wondering.
     
  14. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    From RA Attestation 903855 Charles Richard Vine.

    From casualty lists:
    List 889 dated 30 July 1942, Middle East/Cyrenaica/Missing, Hy. A.A. Regt 135 Z Bty, date of casualty 20.6.42.

    then, List 940 dated 28 Sept 1942, reported POW, previously missing, regiment given as 277/68 Hy AA.

    then, List 1302 dated 27 Nov 1943, reported POW in Italian hands now in neutral country.

    POW details: Camp: 70, RO No: 43

    He is also mentioned in WO 32/9895 "Treatment of British POWs who escaped to Switzerland 1941-46"
     
  15. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    5952881 Pte. Reginald Percival CORLEY 156 Parachute Regiment
    24th July 1918 - 3Q 1999 North Surrey
    Originally enlisted in the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment
     
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  16. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Reg Corley survived the war and died in 1999. He was a Bren Gunner with No 10 Platoon C Coy 156 Para
     
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  17. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Here you go. the original photography was quite rushed and I have frankly been amazed by the response to this thread. In due course I will rephotograph the entire article so that it can be more easily read,

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  18. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    "The suave, sophisticated Simon Jervis who posts on the WW2 Talk forum as High Wood" has a certain ring to it, but I am happy to tick the box that says, No Publicity.

    Seriously though, High Wood from the WW2Talk forum will suffice.
     
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  19. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Here is the complete article.

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  20. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Trooper Allan A SAMM 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Regiment
    born 1923 Luton
    Traitor of Arnhem
    Minerva Press 1996
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