Albert George Gent (george) 5th recce

Discussion in 'Recce' started by clare gent, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. clare gent

    clare gent Member

    here are some photos of my grandad who served in the 5th recce
     

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  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Clare, welcome to the forum. Your grandfather is recorded on Army Casualty list No. 977 dated 10 November 1942:

    Wounded, Middle East
    Reconnaissance Corps
    6400590 Gent Tpr AG / 44 Regt / Date not reported


    Note that it states 44 Recce, could well be an error or perhaps he was transferred between units.

    His service number suggests that he was initially in the Royal Sussex Regiment.

    Have you sent off for his service records?
    Get a copy of military service records: Overview - GOV.UK

    Edit: sorry, should have said nice photos
     
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  3. clare gent

    clare gent Member

    yes he nearly died over there but survived and stayed there im not sure how long for but among the pics you can see it says 5th recce 1943 and 1944
     
  4. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Hi Clare

    Thanks for posting the lovely photos of your dad. Are there any names on the back of any of them?

    Lesley
     
  5. clare gent

    clare gent Member

    my grandad lol i only have the scans my uncle has the originals i will ask him :)
     
  6. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Brilliant photos Clare , do get your Grandfather's full service records , you will have a lot better idea of what he got up to ( if you've read my thread's you'll see it can throw up some rather embarrassing bits :-P ha ha !! ) good luck and stay in touch . Terry
     
  7. clare gent

    clare gent Member

    thank you i will x
     
  8. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Clare welcome to the forum. Great to have another Recce on board. Thanks for posting photos. do you have a copy of Wheeled Odyssey the Story of 5 Recce? If not if you can start a conversation with me sending me your email so I can send you a digital copy of the book.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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  9. Terry Robbins

    Terry Robbins Active Member

    Hi Claire, attached is a picture of my grandfather's medals on the wall, not very happy with the photos but looking to get those redone 20170630_175526-1-1 (1).jpg
     
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