Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by CTNana, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. hoolig

    hoolig Member WW2 Veteran

    I have not got the know how to put one up
  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    I have not got the know how to put one up

    I am sure Adam or Owen will help you with that ;)

  3. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    It's George Mallory.

    I didn't know what Mallory looked like, so when I first saw it I thought it was Mad Mike Calvert of the Chindits.
  4. Rotherfield

    Rotherfield Senior Member

    Mine is the picture of the Cairn built on Monte Camino in memory of those Officers and Me of the 6th Bn Grenadier Guards who did not come home
  5. 26delta

    26delta Senior Member

    My avatar is the unit crest of the 64th QM Batallion (Petroleum Operations), "Petro-Main". I served with the unit in Vietnam 1967-1968.
  6. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member

    Regimental crest of the 7th Recce Regiment, 3rd Canadian Division.
    17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars.
  7. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member


    I've always enjoyed about reading of their exploits in North Africa when they decided against surrendering and started marching west to re-join the rest of the Afrika Korps after withdrawing from El Alamein. Classic stuff!
  8. Gebirgsjaeger

    Gebirgsjaeger Senior Member

    Yes, that is good stuff to read!
  9. Kbak

    Kbak Senior Member

    Mine is my Grandfather Sjt FJ Baker who died on the 14/8/1944 from his wound.
    His Picture restored lovely by RCO
  10. chick42-46

    chick42-46 Senior Member

    My avatar is a rather blurry shot of my grandfather somewhere on the continent in 1945 - but I kind of like it. He drove armoured cars with the RAF Regiment (No. 2742 squadron) and it must have been taken by one of his crew.
  11. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Giving this thread a bounce to reiterate my thanks to Owen for producing my own unchanged avatar, whilst at the same time wondering why some folk, including Owen, are for ever changing their avatars and thereby confusing us all.

    Grateful but Puzzled, from Cockfosters

  12. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Don't know what others motives are for changing Avatar but I like to give all my relatives that I can attach to WW1/WW2 an airing if I have a photo. Variety is the spice of life! Mind you, I'm think about changing current pic of G. Uncle Bill, he looks a bit stern.
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I can't take credit for that one , Ron.
    I did your original but the one you have been using since shortly after that is the 'improved version' by your chum PeterG.

    I like to change my avatar as I get bored easily.
    The current one is a tadpole face taken with a microscope to celebrate a pond full of tadpoles in my garden.
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  14. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    Tadpole's face ?................. I am even more confused :)
    (and many thanks for reminding me of Peter G's contribution to the finished product)

  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    Come to think of it, it does look like I've always imagined you :)

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  17. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Mine is me at my old job!

    I think that my signature speaks for itself.

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  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Changing Avatar - why not?
    (I don't wear the same clothes every day just so that people can recognise me better when I'm out.)
    After all the name "Remains the Same".
  19. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    My avatar is the flash of the 107th Ulster Brigade.

    I have no connections to this however, with my keen interest in the involvement of Northern Ireland and its population in the Second World War, it had to be either a Harp and Crown or this and I thought this one the most suitable.

  20. 26delta

    26delta Senior Member

    My avatar is the unit crest of 64th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum Depot), US Army. The unit was formed in 1942 and served in Europe during World War II, in Vietnam and in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (We were assigned to Europe during the Korean War.)

    The unit earned seven campaign streamers during World War II and a further six for service in Vietnam. It also earned the Presidential Unit Citation with Battle Honours for support of units in the 1967 Battle of Dak To, Vietnam.

    I served with the unit in Vietnam as a Petroleum Lab Technician. If you served in either of the theatres, you would have seen our trucks marked with "Petro-Main" on front and rear.

    My username is the tail end of my call sign when I served with the unit.
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