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

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    In case anyone wondered what my slightly abstract current avatar is , it's from a photo I took here back in the summer.
  2. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Perhaps I should change my avatar to the Combined Operations shoulder flash as it describes most of my areas of research but I still like my original 'Guardsman falls over' avatar and feel it is part of my experience on WW2Talk so I will leave it as it is.

    [​IMG] The Combined Ops shoulder badge.
  3. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day gerard, your avatar,my avatar was the minni carrier h.m.s.reaper,one of the ships I was on in ww2,she operated in the atlantic we finished the war in the pacific.she became a cargo passenger boat after the war.had another 20 years of sea life and then to the breakers.i am a bit late posting but I just came across this old thread,great talking to you regards bernard85
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  4. Belgian Dave

    Belgian Dave Well-Known Member

    Divisonal flash of 7th Armoured Division.
    My Grandfather served in the 1st Royal tank Regiment, and was part of the original 'Mobile Force' that then formed into the 7th Armoured Division.
  5. DPas

    DPas Member

    Just had a fascinating read about your ship - - Thanks for posting.

    Mine is of my Grandad when he was about 18 or more likely 19 and when he still had both of his eyes!!! I have the original black and white photo but some kind person added colour to this version. My previous avatar was his POW disk
  6. Wilco Vermeer

    Wilco Vermeer Junior Member

    My avatar shows the Dutch Order of Orange Nassau 6th Grade, you can compare it to the MBE of the British. It is my own, that I received a few years ago when I retired from politics after 12 years political service. I used to be Councillor in our community and States-Provincial member in our province.
  7. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Mine is a small picture of my father,s dog tags. He wore them in the Burmese jungles. They look too fresh to have had to put up with all the sweat and I think they might have been a spare set. Were spare sets or replacements issued?
  8. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day reply.thank you for your reply.i had a look at your reaper link.i have a copy of same.i was on her when we handed it back to the usnavy.thats a long time ago.i was also on the h.m.s.patroller.she was the same as the reaper only had a different bow no,my gun station is forward port side twin orlikans(spelling??)you can see it on the link. thanks again for posting and the memories,have a good day.regards bernard85
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  9. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson Member

    My Dad. (Info in my sig.)

    This avatar is the picture of him that was used for the Wall Murals project found throughout the downtown area of the City of Vernon BC Canada.

    His image is on the south side of the Staples Department store, the second from the right here:



    His father, Bishop Arthur Henry Sovereign is depicted in the middle of this mural, dedicated to Sovereign Lakes Nordic Ski Hill.
    - The family resemblance is obvious...


    The Kalamalka Lake Mural as depicted from my uncles property at the south (Oyama) end of the lake.

  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Lovely murals, did they get the idea after seeing the ones at Chemainus on the Island ?
    They had them first didn't they ?
  11. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Mine is the shoulder patch of the US 30th Infantry Division, "Old Hickory." Used in honor of my dear friend, Marion M. Sanford, who fought with the division as a member of its 30th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized). We published his autobiography last year, Old Hickory Recon, Memories of the 30th Infantry Division, 1943-1945.
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  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    My current one illustrates the result of ordering too many files

    edit: it's now a doodle made from my initials.
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    You can never order enough files :lol:
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  14. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    Yes you can Andy.

    I try not to order more until I have at least read all those I have. It does not work though as people keep sending me them. (I appreciate it really).

    I did not choose an avatar. The Adaministrator did. Thanks Adam. It is easy to spot and pretty self explanatory.

  15. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    um, not to sure how to explain mine ...
  16. CL1

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

    the difficult part is keeping hold of them
  17. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Mine is a metaphor for wishing to be somewhere else, but the sunshine is pleasant enough thank you.
  18. Reid

    Reid Historian & Architectural Photographer

    Mine depicts the badge of the Maritime Royal Artillery, which my grandfather served in.

    "The Maritime Artillery Regiment was part of the Royal Artillery (RA) and raised to serve as gunners on Merchant ships known as DEMS (Defensively Equiped Merchant Ships). The Royal Navy also supplied "DEMS" Gunners as well as a number of merchant Navy crews being trained in gunnery.

    On the upper sleeve of the battle dress a square badge of a red anchor on blue was worn, initially with the white letters AA either side of the anchor, this was later changed to RA. On the shoulder some wore a red on blue Royal Artillery curved shoulder title either woven or printed but others did'nt! All wore the blue and red RA arm of service flash."

    This link explains in greater detail:
  19. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

  20. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Mine is from the famous June 6th film footage of the North Shore Regiment landing on Nan 7 at St. Aubin sur Mer (Juno Beach).

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