BEF War Diaries - WO 167 Series

Discussion in '1940' started by Drew5233, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Phaethon

    Phaethon Historian

    One site... Too many Adams

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=35296&d=1282989667
     

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Just to let those who have requested files. They are all downloaded and filed. I'll start burning them on to disc's tomorrow and hopefully they'll be in the post Monday.

    I will PM you for your address when I've burned them onto disc.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    they'll be in the post Monday.
    No point , it's Bank Holiday.
    We're off.
    Wait until Tuesday.
    :)
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Great stuff, more time to sort it before me holiday :)
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Phil,

    All your requests are on two disks and are ready to be shipped, I've added a brucey bonus-so let me know what you think. Can you PM your addy and don't forget to Dig Deep !

    Cheers
    Andy
     
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  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Andy, Recieved disc of 7th Guards Brigade. Have donated to Legacy.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks for letting me know Paul... I think I went one formation higher than you wanted upto Bde level. Hope it works Ok and has some useful bits of info in it for you.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Ok,

    All Diaries Copied on this thread and are ready to be shipped, if there are any missing or problems let me know so it can be sorted. Feel free to start posting new lists as long as they are 1940 related ;)

    Can I just say a BIG public thank you to those who have told me how much you are donating (Which will remian private) as it has exceeded my expectations and I'm sure your chosen charity will be more than pleased with your most excellent generosity.

    Thank you all again and get ordering some more !

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  9. The Q

    The Q Junior Member

    Hi Drew I would like the following!!
    WO/167 488 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
    WO/167 449 5th Royal Tank Regiment
    WO/167 458 3rd Royal Tank Regiment
    WO/167 459 4th Royal Tank Regiment
    WO/167 460 7th Royal Tank Regiment
    I Think you could spot the theme!

    Thanks
    Q
    Thanks for spotting I had missed something Drew,
    Yes I would like the 1st Tank Brigade and 3rd Tank Brigade
    sorry for my delay in replying But I can't get online every day
    Q
     
  10. aldersdale

    aldersdale Senior Member

    Drew Hi,
    Tried to send u a private message, your mailbox is full, many thanks for the disc of War Diaries very much appreciated

    Will make a donation today

    Regards Aldrsdale
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    You're more than welcome-Hope they are of use and cheers for the donation :)

    A
     
  12. barbaralawrence

    barbaralawrence Senior Member

    Hi Drew - Ditto above re: mailbox. I'm really looking forward to getting the disk, and would love to get others. I don't know if they are available for any of the following engagements: (I'll get my uncle's record on paradata starting today)

    After Dunkirk, he served in No. 73 Independent Infantry Brigade as the RASC officer, 29.1.1941 - 28-4-1943, then posted to Commander RASC staff, 1st Airborne in Bulford.

    12-5-1943 he went to BNAF and then to Italy, possibly with the 8th Army as part of Operation Baytown, returning to the UK 3-10-43

    Then posted to the 6th Airborne, Airborne Supply Training Wing in Lemsford (?) as Chief Instructor.

    After jumps training he went to SEAC/India and then Syrencote House

    10-3-45 to 29-3-45 he was in Brussels, possibly with Operation Varsity/Rhine Crossing with 6th Airborne.

    Thanks for the help,

    Barbara
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Barbara,

    If Jase stops BS'ing me I'll get to the post office today for you. ReF the other WD's I'm affraid you have to ask someone else as I'm only collecting the 1940 France ones (WO 167 SERIES). I'm sure many do exsist from what you have posted though.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Drew - Ditto above re: mailbox. I'm really looking forward to getting the disk, and would love to get others. I don't know if they are available for any of the following engagements: (I'll get my uncle's record on paradata starting today)


    Barbara

    The Post Office tells me it should be with you in 5 days.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  15. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Drew, just got home and disc's have arrived. Im off to london tomorrow and then Switzerland on Saturday, so wont get a chance to look through them till then.

    Ive got a few hours in the office in the morning so will sort out the donation then, and then give you a shout when I have had a chance to read through them next week.

    Cherrs once again

    Phil
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    No probs mate - glad they arrived ok. Have a good trip.
     
  17. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Afternoon Drew, and yes there are a number that I would be interested in, and no issues with British Legion or H4H donation. Quite a few as I said, but these are all of the battalions and regiments of my Widnes casualties

    1st Battalion, South Lancashire War Diaries - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/784 - 1939 Sept – 1940 June.

    2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire War Diaries - Recieved from Drew5233 (inc 2nd Inf Brigade Diary)
    WO 167/830 - 1939 Sept - 1940 June

    253 Field Company War Diaries - Received from Drew 5233
    WO 167/1000 - 1939 Sept - 1940 May

    6th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/767 - 1940 Feb – 1940 May

    2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment - Recieved from Drew 5233
    WO 167/708 - 1939 Sept - 1940 June

    1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/757 - 1939 Sept -1940 June

    7th Royal Tank Regiment - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/460 – May 1940

    1st Border Regiment - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/713 - 1939 Sept - 1940 May

    2nd Battalion, Irish Guards - Supplied by Dbf and Drew5233
    WO 167/695 - 1940 May – 1940 June

    1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/780 - 1940 Mar – 1940 May

    27 Field Regiment, R.A.
    WO 167/479 - 1939 Sept - 1940 May

    5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) - Received from Drew5233
    WO 167/766 - 1940 Apr – 1940 May

    Cheers Drew, donation sent to the RBL as agreed.

    Phil
     
  18. barbaralawrence

    barbaralawrence Senior Member

    Hi Drew,

    The war diary is a wonderful resource! Thank you. I found my uncle's name in it, which is a thrill. I've also been corresponding with the President of the Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans Fellowship who was in the same company as my uncle wanted a copy of the CD. I hope it's OK that I made one and sent it to him. He lost two close friends and several buddies when a truck he was in was bombed en route to Dunkirk. He hopes to find the names of the others who were in the truck to add them to a memorial, but I learned from the diary that all entries for the month of May, 1940 were destroyed in the field. He has given me a lot of information about what he experienced, and a very educated guess about what my uncle went through. When I put that together with what I've learned form this site, other sources, and the War Diary, I think I will have something at least close to a truth and I appreciate your help in making that possible.

    I made a donation to Heroes, but let me know if I should make a second one for the copy of the CD I just back across the Pond.

    Thanks!

    Barbara
     
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  19. Pete Keane

    Pete Keane Senior Member

    Andy,

    Can you help with this:

    4th Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry?

    Regards

    Pete
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Drew,

    The war diary is a wonderful resource! Thank you. I found my uncle's name in it, which is a thrill. I've also been corresponding with the President of the Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans Fellowship who was in the same company as my uncle wanted a copy of the CD. I hope it's OK that I made one and sent it to him. He lost two close friends and several buddies when a truck he was in was bombed en route to Dunkirk. He hopes to find the names of the others who were in the truck to add them to a memorial, but I learned from the diary that all entries for the month of May, 1940 were destroyed in the field. He has given me a lot of information about what he experienced, and a very educated guess about what my uncle went through. When I put that together with what I've learned form this site, other sources, and the War Diary, I think I will have something at least close to a truth and I appreciate your help in making that possible.

    I made a donation to Heroes, but let me know if I should make a second one for the copy of the CD I just back across the Pond.

    Thanks!

    Barbara

    Hi Barbara. Great news and glad it was full of useful info. Only one donation required. The disc is now yours to do with as you please as far as I'm concerned. Ref the vets research, if he wants some help to try and identify the men let me know-If he's lucky a quick search on CWGC should be all it takes.

    Regards
    A
     

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