Service Records Arrived

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Medwyn Edwards, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    That's a interesting read , seems a fair bit to do with them ..thanks for posting it
     
  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    The Polar Bear means 49th Infantry Division if that's any help. They landed in Normandy soon after D Day and fought all the way through the campaign.
     
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  3. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    After searching and searching
    I'm the same on this one TD ,I've searched and searched on the regiments listed and come up with very little information ..:wacko: it was the NW Europe that I was really interested in ,as if my memory serves me correctly what my mother told me he was based in South Wales at some point during the war , as porthcawl is mention in his army book that I have ..
     
  4. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Again I've been trawling Google looking for info , I'm I right in thinking on one of the service records sheets it says redesignated 17th of February 1945 "608 regiment" (I think :wacko:) would I be correct in thinking it's this regiment or am I way off the beaten track
     

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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Try reading post #28

    TD
     
  6. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    I can't open it up ..I've tried to look at that the other night ,either I'm doing something wrong
     
  7. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Do I order a copy of it , is it that what I'm missing ..I'm not familiar with all this to be honest , as you've probably guessed
     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  9. hutt

    hutt Member

    The link in Post #28 takes you to the National Archives catalog which is the key to finding these documents in their records. Some military records have been digitized and can be seen online if you have the right subscriptions, however, army records such as this have not. To see this file you will need to either, visit Kew in person and having obtained a readers ticket, 'borrow' the document and inspect it in their reading room where you can photograph it. Alternatively you can get a copy made either by using the paid for service of the National Archive or using the services of members on this forum who will do this at their next convenient visit but at a much reduced cost!

    Following on from my earlier post with details of some of the work that searchlights did, here are some more extracts

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    The link in Post #28 takes you to the National Archives catalog which is the key to finding these documents in their records. Some military records have been digitized and can be seen online if you have the right subscriptions, however, army records such as this have not. To see this file you will need to either, visit Kew in person and having obtained a readers ticket, 'borrow' the document and inspect it in their reading room where you can photograph it. Alternatively you can get a copy made either by using the paid for service of the National Archive or using the services of members on this forum who will do this at their next convenient visit but at a much reduced cost!

    Following on from my earlier post with details of some of the work that searchlights did, here are some more extracts. DSC04612.JPG DSC04614.JPG DSC04612.JPG DSC04614.JPG
     
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  10. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Thanks TD , I'm beginning to understand it a bit more now ,many thanks , appreciate it
     
  11. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Thanks Hutt , this lot is will certainly study after the footy , many thanks for sharing these .. appreciate it very much
     

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