Proud owner

Discussion in 'General' started by vespa100, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    Today I came the proud owner of my wife's grandfather's military photos and patches pre Ww2 and Ww2. The gentleman's name was Frank Payne reg number 3649964 Prince of Wales Volunteers.
    Then into the Raf once finishing his military career he became a prison officer. I will sort out photos soon as I can 20180611_190256-1512x2016.jpg
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  2. CL1

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

    good show mate thank you for posting

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  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Always nice to have a piece(s) of family History.
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  4. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    There is a lot of photos from battle school where I think he was training soldiers and a lot from India in the 1930s
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  5. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    I have a lot to go through. Just a few more 20180611_194714-1512x2016.jpg 20180611_195329-1369x2015.jpg
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  6. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    I think Frank went from Prince of Wales Volunteers into Ww2 were he went into South Lancashire reg then into the Raf. More research is needed, I found this Dunkirk certificate
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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Looks like you have some nice items to research.
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  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The second image is beside a pub. Simonds were a Reading brewery and the 'Russell Arms" seems to have been in Bedford Street Reading.

    The nice BSA motorcycle photograph shows a machine registered in Essex between 1921 - 1923.
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  9. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    The brass bed plate was placed on a soldier's bed in barracks to indicate who was occupying it. All pre-war Regulars would have been issued with one.
    Nice collection
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  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Quite a number of NCO's (survivors of Dunkirk) from the PWOV (South Lancs) went on to serve on Operation Longcloth in Burma.
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  11. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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