Chindit website at last!!!

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by bamboo43, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Good to hear from you Pete. Always busy with the website. Being deflected slightly at the moment with the arrangements for the 75th Anniversary commemorations for the first Chindit expedition. :)
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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Experiencing the usual spike in traffic on my website during the Remembrance Sunday period. Basically double the normal daily amount. Hopefully it will manifest into a few new family contacts in a day or so.
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Had an enjoyable afternoon doing all those little updates I've been meaning to do on the website for ages. :)
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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    I know back in 2011, I said I would not write much about the well-known commanders from Operation Longcloth, but in the end I decided its about time I did. Hopefully these mini bios and photographs will be of interest. I've still got 4 more to do, so please do return to the page in the near future.

    Wingate and his Column Commanders
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  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Hopefully you chaps might be interested in my latest update. Chindits With Four Legs, the animals of Operation Longcloth:

    Chindits with Four Legs
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Perhaps my most complete Chindit biography in terms of audio, film and narrative. Bill Smyly was a very special man and the only soldier who served with No. 5 Column (my grandfather's unit) in Burma that I have ever met in person:

    Bill Smyly
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  7. Tanky

    Tanky Junior Member

    Great work, as you know my Grandfather was killed in the second expedition in 1944. Wish there was as good a site for that one as well.
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thanks Tanky,

    Just to let you know, your grandfather's photo formed part of a slideshow at the recent 75th Anniversary commemorations for Operation Thursday, held at Hermitage Barracks in Berkshire.
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  9. Tanky

    Tanky Junior Member

    That is wonderful news, thank you so much!!!
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  10. Pete Keane

    Pete Keane Senior Member

    If you are actively searching for family members Steve, the RBL facebook page has two posts from today (VJ Day), of which very many talk about the Chindits.

    I suspect many will be Op Thursday descendants.

    Glad to see the Burma Star Memorial Fund up and running, headed by a Slim
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  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thanks Pete, I do check up on the various social media sites every once in a while. Generally, I find that the same families on there will come across to my website, or contact the Chindit Society and therefore arrive at my door eventually. In the last week in the run up to VJ Day 75, I have had over 80 new family enquiries, so I've been very busy.
  12. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Well my website is 10 years old today, how quickly time flies. It has been far more effective than I could ever of imagined. Some numbers:

    Website page visits: 1.73m

    Chindit veterans contacted: 14

    Longcloth families found via the site: 377

    Thanks for all your help WW2Talk.
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  13. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Well done Steve, a lot of hard work you've put into it.:)
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  14. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Well, not quite my era in this part of the world, yet my appreciation
    In Germany, we like to say:
    Quality always prevails (Qualität setzt sich immer durch)

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  15. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review... Patron

    Have many more, me Ol' China...! :D
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  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thanks as always Lesley.
  17. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thank you Olli, much appreciated.
  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Cheers mate.
  19. Darren Mead

    Darren Mead Member

    My great Grandfather leaving the jungle in burma, he identifed himself before he past with the x IMG-20211017-WA0025~2.jpg
  20. Father Peter Clegg

    Father Peter Clegg Padre Peter D. Clegg

    One of those could well be my Father!
    W/Cpl Harry (Henry) Clegg.
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