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

  1. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Could be worse, could have started "4 Word Story part 2"!!
    Ok its simple, whats your avatar about or why did you choose it.

    Mine relates to the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. We had glasses of stout for me and the missus and little shot glasses of stout for my 3 kids.

    So whats the story behind your current avatar?
  2. James Daly

    James Daly Senior Member

    The Sherman next to the Museum in Oosterbeek, taken in July 2007
  3. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Mine is the Green Howards Memorial at Crepon, a fantastic piece of sculpture.
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Dee Dee

    I don't think it needs an explanation, couldn't be simpler :unsure: or is that me
  5. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    I drew mine.
  6. beccajade

    beccajade Member

    They are the Penguins at Weymouth Sealife Sanctuary =] good day, one of the only sunny days of summer 2009.
  7. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    2 Field Engineering Regiment
  8. Pete Keane

    Pete Keane Senior Member

    My avatar is a press clipping from a date in 1943, and shows my grandfather marching with his platoon, part of HQ Company, 9th Battalion, South Lancs Regt.

    The newspaper is unknown, although we can identify it to a day or so after Op. Torch by the article on the back of the photo.

    For those of you without bionic eyesight, grandad has a small 'x' above his head, and although he looks like all the others, I saw it was him straightaway!

  9. ronald

    ronald Senior Member

    Para Droppings Ginkel Heath Ede 2010

  10. slaphead

    slaphead very occasional visitor

    I dont have one :(
    I was going to have the little bald chappie from Benny Hill but I didnt like any of the pics on the net and none of them were of the expression on his face I remember from my yoof
  11. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    The significance of my Avatar is, I think, reasonably straight forward.

    The photo shows me in KDs and was taken in August '44 while the Div was in Egypt being re-trained and re-equipped before being shipped back to Italy

    The 78 Div sign is a photo of my actual Div flash that resides in my Album.

    Thanks to the good work of Owen, the two images have been joined together to provide what I believe is a unique and readilly understood Avatar.

    At least, I think so :)
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  12. JohnOTT

    JohnOTT Junior Member

    Quite a well known Stalingrad shot. I chose it because I am writing a film set during the's a horror! :smash:
  13. Stig O'Tracy

    Stig O'Tracy Senior Member

    Mine's a screen shot of Monty Python, "close order swanning about" if I remember correctly. I've always been fond of Python and I wanted to pick something with a military look.

    Stig O'Tracy is a characer from a Python sketch as well, I'm not sure why but I always found the name amusing.
  14. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

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  15. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Mine is the shoulder patch is the Double Ds of the US 31st Infantry Division, The Dixie Division. This was a National Guard division federalized in 1940 and served in the SW Pacific. The 167th Infantry Regiment of the 31st was made up of men from my home state and I had relatives who served in the division, as they had been Guard members when the division was called up. My dad's father also served in the division post war, after it reverted back to National Guard status, in B Battery, 117th FA Battalion, 167th Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division.
  16. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    Very straightforward - the most beautiful airplane ever made !

    :poppy: S
  17. op-ack

    op-ack Senior Member

    Mine's a 25-Pdr Field Gun in the main entrance hall to Firepower (The Royal Artillery Museum) in Woolwich. My favourite artillery piece.
  18. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    Badge and Regimental Colours of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
  19. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    My Avatar is of Liberator I AM917 OH-F of 120 Squadron RAF Coastal Command. My father served with 120 and I have researched the Squadron for many years. AM917 survived the war and was sold for scrap in March 1947
  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Mine is an image of my late Fathers Cap badge from his days in the 4th Reconnassance Corps, 4th Infantry Division in Italy.


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