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Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Ian Chadwick, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Ian Chadwick

    Ian Chadwick Member

    Hi all,
    Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello!!
    I live in Surrey and have always been interested in military history from a young age and served in the Grenadier Guards for 9 years during the 1980's.
    My grandfather came from Ulverston in Cumbria and served in the 1/4th Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment TF between 1912 and 1920 and for several years I have been collecting medals, photo's etc of men he would have served with during WW1 and researching them as much as possible.
    My interest has more recently expanded to the post WW1 local Ulverston TA battalions the 4th Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) and following conversion in 1938 the 56th (Kings Own) Anti Tank Regiment Royal Artillery and in particular the units WW2 service in France and Burma.
    My grandfather also served with the Home Guard in Ulverston during WW2 with the 2nd East Lancs (North Lonsdale) Battalion so I am also very interested in finding anything I can about this unit.
    I will post more specific requests in the relevant sections once I have found my way around the site and searched for relevant info previously posted but in the meantime it would be great to hear from anyone with similar interests.
    Kind regards
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Welcome Ian and enjoy the site, sounds as though you have quite a bit of research to do - dont be afraid to ask and the search facility is very good

  3. Ian Chadwick

    Ian Chadwick Member

    Many thanks TD, I am looking forward to getting stuck in!!
  4. CL1

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

    Welcome to the forum

  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
  6. Ian Chadwick

    Ian Chadwick Member

    Thanks Clive and Owen, much appreciated.
  7. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    welcome to the forum. I'm not sure how you have come across the above information but i will have to question 2 East Lancs (North Lonsdale) battalion? I'm not 100% sure but what would a East Lancashire battalion be in doing in Cumberland?

    I do have a rare Regimental History of the East Lancashire Regiment in the War 39-45 by H.RAWSON & CO. LTD... that was printed in Manchester in 1953.. I'm looking at the Contents PART II. THE 2ND BATTALION OF around about 45 pages & one can not find any mention of (North Lonsdale!). I will have to have a quick read of the eleven chapters, but i will hold up my hand if this battalion was in the above town, or village.

  8. CL1

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

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  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Welcome aboard Ian.
  10. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.


    thanks for the link. I'm not convinced.. Will have a butchers when I've more time.

  11. Ian Chadwick

    Ian Chadwick Member

    Thank you for the welcomes and my apologies Stuart I think I confused the issue. Clive is correct and I was referring to the Home Guard unit. I have seen the unit referred to as East Lancs, probably as they used the EL lettering. They were actually badged to the Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster).
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hello and welcome
  13. Ian Chadwick

    Ian Chadwick Member

    Many thanks Andy and I will be interested in using you war diaries copying service.
  14. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Hello and welcome to the forum Ian.

  15. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    Welcome aboard !

  16. Ian Chadwick

    Ian Chadwick Member

    Thanks gents, I have spent some time today looking at what has already been posted on here and there is some fascinating stuff :)
  17. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Welcome on board Ian from another Cumbrian.


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