53rd Reconnaissance Regiment

Discussion in 'Recce' started by dave3164, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. sedge

    sedge Junior Member

    Hi everybody,

    Just found site and thought that i'd say hello.I didn't realise that so many people were interested in the regiment. My dad was part of the 53rd recon. and is still live and well (he'll be a sprightly 88 next month)living in Staffordshire.

    Sedge
     
  2. CL1

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

    welcome Sedge
    if you wish please post any photos/info/records you have.
     
  3. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Sedge, is there a chance if I email you some questions (not that taxing ones!) you could get some answers?

    Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you'll find us a generally welcoming bunch!
     
  4. dave3164

    dave3164 @davidcarter1978

    Welcome to the forum Sedge, it is nice for all of us with an interest in 53 recce to chat in one place!!!

    Would you mind asking your dad if he remembers Albert Fulcher he was a sqn medic??

    We would all appreciate you adding any photos or memories your dad may wish to share.

    There are also a number of photo's in mine and trpr hughes profile that you may also wish to share with your dad.
     
  5. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum Sedge

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Sedge,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    It would be most interesting to hear some Recce experiences of your father if he is willing to speak of them.

    There are quite a few of us with Recce connections on the forum.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  7. sedge

    sedge Junior Member

    Not sure how it works but I'll try
     
  8. CL1

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

  9. sedge

    sedge Junior Member

    My dad was part of 'c' squadron in the 53rd.
     
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  10. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Due to a kick from Dave, and me pulling my finger out... I apprehensively provide my first chunk of 53 Recce page.

    53rd Welsh - 53rd Recce Regiment

    Many thanks to members of this forum for your photographs, the information/stories will go in once I finish tearing Welsh Spearhead apart for facts/figures and other books. What stands out to me is its sense of humour, surprisingly good read!

    *Its subject to daily revision/addition as I work out how to tally it up better etc. So no full narrative yet...
     
  11. dave3164

    dave3164 @davidcarter1978

    I think it is looking very good so far!!!

    Hope the kick didn't hurt to much ;-}
     
  12. dave3164

    dave3164 @davidcarter1978

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  13. Loopyliz66

    Loopyliz66 Junior Member

    Sedge
    My dad belonged to the 53rd Recce he sadly passed away in 2008 aged 89 could you please ask your dad if he remembers him his name was Cecil George Jones and was Sergent QMS
    would love to here, he lived in Hereford after the war but I live in Crewe Cheshire
     
  14. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Donald Addison
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 293686
    Regiment: 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment
    Theatre: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Cross
    London Gazette: 12 July 1945
    Reference WO 373/54

    This is the start of 53 Recce Decorations & Awards
     

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  15. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Jack Ayres
    Rank: Trooper
    Service No: 14321858
    Regiment: 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment
    Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Medal
    London Gazette: 12 July 1945
    ReferenceWO 373/54
     

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  16. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Percival Harold Bennett
    Rank: Trooper
    Service No: 4078849
    Regiment: 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment
    Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Medal
    London Gazette: 12 July 1945
    ReferenceWO 373/54
     

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  17. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Jack Bielski
    Rank: Temporary Major
    Service No: 68089
    Regiment: 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment
    Theatre : Foreign to British: Netherlands
    Award: Order of the Bronze Lion or Medal of the Bronze Cross
    London Gazette: 15 October 1945
    ReferenceWO 373/144

    Bielski J Maj.JPG Bielski J Maj 1.JPG Bielski J Maj 2.JPG Bielski J Maj 2.JPG
     
  18. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Daniel Boxshall
    Rank: Corporal
    Service No: 4543931
    Regiment: 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment
    Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Medal
    London Gazette: 21 June 1945
    ReferenceWO 373/54

    Boxshall Sgt MM 1.JPG Boxshall Sgt MM 2.JPG
     
  19. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Due to a kick from Dave, and me pulling my finger out... I apprehensively provide my first chunk of 53 Recce page.

    53rd Welsh - 53rd Recce Regiment

    Many thanks to members of this forum for your photographs, the information/stories will go in once I finish tearing Welsh Spearhead apart for facts/figures and other books. What stands out to me is its sense of humour, surprisingly good read!

    *Its subject to daily revision/addition as I work out how to tally it up better etc. So no full narrative yet...

    Nice work, Swiper - well done!
    Tom.
     
  20. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Charles Bernard Boyce
    Rank: Serjeant
    Service No: 4080833
    Regiment: 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment
    Theatre: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Distinguished Conduct Medal
    London Gazette: 02 August 1945
    ReferenceWO 373/55

    Boyce Sgt DCM 1.JPG Boyce Sgt DCM 2.JPG
     

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