Trooper Robert DUNN, Royal Scots Fusiliers & SAS

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Ravrick, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Ravrick

    Ravrick Senior Member

    Hi, many moons ago when I was at school I was given a cloth SAS cap badge and some medals by an old lady, sadly she is no longer about. I have written on a peice of paper " belonged to Trooper Robert Dunn SAS, ex Royal Scots Fusiliers, 21 parachute jumps". I would like to try and find out more about this man, any ideas how i could find out his unit etc..

    thanks in advance, Rick
     
  2. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Rick, it may be a start by listing the medals or posting a photo as this would indicate which theaters he served in

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  3. Ravrick

    Ravrick Senior Member

    Hi, no picture but from memory - 1939/45 star, Africa star, Italy star, France and germany star and a war medal - a well travelled soldier, Rick
     
  4. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Do you have any idea where he was originally from ?

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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Welcome to the forum,

    I take it you don't have the medals and the like now then?

    Unfortunately I think you may struggle to find anything out if your not the NOK.

    Cheers
     
  6. Ravrick

    Ravrick Senior Member

    Hi, the medals and badge are back in the UK, i am working in Qatar so I don't have access to them at the moment. Cheers, Rick
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ahhh,

    No worries... a Next of Kin is the best option so you can send of for his service records that will identify his unit/s which will then lead you to his unit/s diaries and possibly info on the net.

    Cheers
     
  8. Ravrick

    Ravrick Senior Member

    Thanks, how do I go about sending a NOK? Cheers, Rick
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    You'll need to identify him on a government census then search for a living relative on the cesus's. After that if they are the next of kin and give you permission, the records can be applied for.


    Regards
     
  10. CWV

    CWV Junior Member

  11. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Ravrick -
    Try "The Scots at War Trust" - you might find him listed there.....
    Cheers
     
  12. Ravrick

    Ravrick Senior Member

    Guys, I may have a breakthrough - 3130237 Trooper Dunn 1st SAS, completed parachute course number 105 on 01/03/44. On an out of date website for the Tees museum, a 3130237 Pte R H Dunn Para is listed as holder of the Territorial Effieciency Medal. I could be on to a winner here! Can anybody give me any info on 1st SAS, where they operated etc?

    Cheers, Rick
     
  13. cheekyphil

    cheekyphil Junior Member

    if you pick up a copy of antony kemps book sas at war it will give you a good starting point to work from it gives a good overveiw on the sas, and you can pick it up very cheaply these days.
     
  14. ash0212

    ash0212 Member

    Have a feeling that it s Robert K Dunn of 1st S.A.S. Regt. ex Royal Scots Fusiliers.
     

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