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If anyone would like a message to be included in this page please send messages to me Caryl Williams
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My Uncle, Maurice Hecht, served in the RAF, search and rescue, during WWII.  He is retired now and living in Falls Church, Va.  He would love to hear from men he served with. best regards,  Janine


I am currently researching a book that I intend to write on the Vickers Machine Gun and the men who fired them. I would be grateful if anybody who knows of, or was, a Vickers Machine gunner at some point in history could please contact me as I wish to include as many personal accounts as possible into the book. Many thanks, Richard E. Fisher


Looking for Susan MCPHEE last seen Greenock , Scotland 1939 when she was 16 yrs old, her sister Betsy is looking for her, contact
Caryl Williams


Would like to contact anyone who served either with 72 Squadron or at Acklington, Croydon or Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain  for forthcoming volume on 72 Squadron  in the Battle of Britain diaries series. Ernie Burton


I am wondering if there is anyone who may have served with my dad Billy GEORGE FX108390 during WW2 as he has recently passed on and I am very interested in his life when he was younger. He served on the H.M.S. Victorious 1945 -1946, also various other places and ships. He served most of his time in the Pacific.  He was from Mold, North Wales and had two brothers Len and Geoff. Uncle Len served on the H.M.S. Kelly with Lord Louis Mountbatten and did appear on "This is your life." as part of the reunion group so if there is anyone who may remember him would be great as well. So thank you for providing this opportunity of maybe helping with our past, (or parents past.) Updated additional info:.. I have further information on my dad which may be of some help to someone. My dad served on a few ships and bases. They are: H.M.S. Gosling,12/42 - 3/43, H.M.S. Owl Evanton (workshop) 8/43 -12/43, Gannet (1834 sqdn.), H.M.S. Victorious(1834 sqdn)3/44 -9/44, Bherunda 9/44 -10/44, H.M.S. Victorious 12/44 - 10/45,Daedolus 111 oct 45 - 11/45, Goldcrest 11/45 - 3/46. If any one knew my dad please contact me Elaine Moore


I am desperately seeking ANYONE who may have known or served with my Uncle, 4209316 Alfred SNEAD. Uncle Alfred was born at 7, Ratcliffe Row, Pentre, Queensferry, in the county of Flint, on 13th February 1913. Before Military Service, Alfred SNEAD was employed as a Bogie Driver at Summers Steelworks, Shotton. On 8th Jan 1942, then aged 23 years, he enlisted in Royal Welsh Fusiliers embodied Territorial Army & was posted to 1st Battalion. On 12th May 1944 he was posted to 30 Regimental holding unit. On 18th June 1944 he was transferred to the SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT & posted to 1st Battalion. On 24th June 1944, he was killed in action in "Caen, France". He had only been on active service just 14 days before being killed. Alfred SNEAD is buried in La Deliverande War Cemetery in Douvres, France. His grave is situated at Plot4, row C, grave 11. Alfred's name is also inscribed on the War Memorial at Hawarden, Flint. He was posthumously awarded 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, War Medal. Alfred Moore


Greetings;  I would like to get in touch with any of the American Red Cross Hostesses who volunteered at the Red Cross in Bath. It would have been in late 1944 and early 1945.The follwing are 3 names off old photos I have. IVY PERKINS,JACKIE MAJOR & BABS (LOOKS LIKE) HADDRELL. I would love to hear from others. They made us GI`s from the U.S.A. feel like we were at home. I want to thank all at the Red Cross`s throughout Britain for all they done for us. You can reach me via E-Mail at George W Gatenby If anyone knows of these hostesses please let me know.  Thank You; George W. Gatenby


I am trying to trace Eric Watson on behalf of my father Leslie Wootton. He served with my father at 202 Staging Post R.A.F. S.E.A.C. in India between 1943 to 1946. My father believes that he used to live in Ripley [ we don't know which one. ]  We would appreciate any help possible. Many thanks. Anthony Wootton


During the war a group of Canadian Forrestry Corp were stationed at Dyce (near Aberdeen). One man in particular was especially kind to my mother who had cancer his name was Andy Scott.  I live in Canada now and I have been trying to find him.Chris Beattie


I would like to contact a Pilot Officer Carpenter (RAF? RCAF?) who was a navigator on a Hampden, possibly of 32 OTU or one of the other units at Patricia  Bay, Vancouver Island, who was witness to the crash of another Hampden into the sea off Vancouver Island on 19th September 1943.Roger Jewell


My first love was called Les Cotterell and he came from Hereford. He was in the Army.   I've wondered for 55 years what happened to him? He was in the Army but I cant remember anything else.Glo McNeill


I live and work in Hong Kong and have been asked to research the 5/7th Rajputs and 2/14th Punjabis - the Indian Battalions which formed part of the H K defence force in 1941.  CWGC have been helpful but I am getting nowhere locally with information on these units and the actions in which they were involved, other than very brief snippets. The aim of the research is to produce articles for the BMSS Special Interest Group on the Indian Army.Any clues  as to where I might find detailed info? Unfortunately, identified regimental history publications are not available here in the HK libraries - not even in the Universities! Suggestions welcome!John Lawrence DIXON


My father served with the 7th Lt Parachute Bn and was dropped June 5th 1944. He died 2 years ago and left a lot of unanswered questions. His name is Ronald Ayers but went by Ron, if you have any leads please e-mail Guy Ayers Berry


I'm looking for information from: Sgt. Alan Stewart (1344346, born 10/1/21 Edinburgh) He was a reargunner aboard a Lancaster MK I, serial No. LM593, Code letters "AA-N", of No. 75 (NZ) Squadron, No. 3 Group, Bomber Command. Alan Stewart died on 25 august 1944 during a raid on the Opel motor factory at Russelsheim. His Lancaster took of from RAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire, at 20-25 hours on 25 august 1944, as part of a force of 412 Lancasters of No's 1,3,6 & 8 Groups. His fellow crewmembers were: Sgt. Edwin Slater, Ag (Miduppergunner),  RAF(VR) Sgt. Kenneth Eric Croxon, Fe, RAF(VR) F/O James Atkinson Dale, Nav, RNZAF F/O James Allan Fleming, Pilot, RNZAF Sgt. Eric Garforth, Wop/Ag, RAF(VR) F/Sgt. Frank Arthur Vincent, Ab, RAF(VR) Is there anyone that served with Alan Stewart or one of his crewmembers or has information about them or their relatives. Roderik Voorhoeve


My Dad's uncle, Samuel Wray was a Warrant Officer in the RAF during WWII.  My dad has a letter written to his mother from Sam in the RAF in Khartoum in 1930. Another from Antrim, North Ireland in 1936.  He married Dorothy Devina Boot in 1932.  He has a son Roderick Wray, born in 1936 in Bury St. Edmunds in the County of West Suffolk.  In 1940, another son Ian, is born in Bridgend, County of Glamorgan, Wales. My father is 83 now and has wanted to find his uncle and cousins for a long time.  He was named Samuel after his uncle Samuel.  If it was possible to find our relatives, we would be very, very happy.  If anyone could help us, we'd really appreciate it.  Thank you in advance,Carol Lewis


I am looking for John Fennelly. He lived at 19 Queen's Drive, Liverpool in the 1940's.  He may have been in the RAF. He also had connections in Dublin.Cathwhalen@aol.com


I'm am acting on behalf of my grandfather who is desperately trying to find surviving members of his regiment in world war2. His name is Sidney Hardy from Kent, he served under the 11th armoured, 8th corp 21st army group, 75th anti tank regiment commanded by Col Todd. If anyone has any information, or knows how I could get in contact with any of the people he served with could you contact me. Thank You Quentin Oates


     I'm looking for anybody who served on HMS Tyne during WW11. I'm looking on behalf of two of my uncles who both served on that ship, John Taylor and Tom Urwin.Ron Taylor


                                       Need info on present whereabouts of ex WREN Avril Green. Released from the service in early 1946 and now residing in the Dorchester area. Last known address is The Royal Oak Hotel, High West St.,Dorchester.Jack Dusty


I would like to find Harry Tenny who exchanged identity tags with me while in a POW camp. Being a Sgt Observer R.A.F he could not get out of the POW camp. But by exchanging Identity tags with me he could go out on work parties and thus escape. Since Britain at that time were short on air crew he could have got back and had another go. His home town was Rochdale Lancs, and his mother's name was Annie. The POW camp in question was Stalag 4B Muleberg between Liepzig and Dresden not too far from  the Elbe River.Tom Barker


My father was Edgar Charles Garwood from Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, S.Wales. He was in the RAF from 1941-45. He served with 33 sqdn and According to his war service he was in 908 sqdn. He served with the Middle East force I would love to make contact with anyone who served with him. Peter Garwood


Edgar Garwood is in the centre


Any information on the MARITIME ARTILLERY (MARITIME REGIMENTS of the ROYAL ARTILLERY) would be much appreciated. Also, anyone who knew or served with my late father, 2042316, Sgt. David C Pollock, on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships in WW2, please get in touch. He began national service in 1937/38 in the 5th/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (engineering) before being transferred to ships. Other info I have is that he spent one Christmas on board the S.S. City of Windsor at Freetown, West Africa. Another ship (name unknown) was torpedoed in the North Atlantic, en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After spending 3 days in a lifeboat, he and the rest of the crew re-boarded the still floating ship and continued. Please contact me with any information or suggestions where I should look. Many thanks, David P Pollock.


Searching for John O'Connor, served with the Grenadier Guards, Sgt stationed at Windsor England, Sharon would love to hear from you John. Sharon Robinson


Trying to locate Arthur Wicks from Hull area,  he and I are  ex Coldstream Guard's  and we  served in 1935, I would love to have any news . thank you. SID Bowes (from Newcastle)


Seeking information/memories of John Murphy, Royal Navy 1930-1942.  Last assignment was as Yeoman of Signals aboard the HMS Kingston 1 Oct 1941 to 4 April 1942, the date of his death.  Prior shipboard service during the 1939-1945 War included the HMS Warspite, August 1940 to May 1941, HMS Khartoum, October 1939 to June 1940.  Prior to the war he served aboard the HMS Furious, Hermes, Montrose, Warwick and Royal Oak.  Please contact  his son-in-law, at Thomas Rhine


    Would appreciate any information on Chris [Blondy ] Critten ,Able Seaman,from Grimbsby. Was at RNAS Ringtail, Burscough Bridge , Lancs in late 1945 and early 1946.Jack Dusty


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  Does anyone remember the above gentleman who spent the war at RMS Godrich training camp in Canada and then RMS Hamilton Canada. Was also in Iceland. He was a Chef and was also a boxer. He is my Brother-In-Law and now resides in Birchington, Kent, England and would be overjoyed to hear from anyone who remembers him. Thanks,Alan D Bate


Looking for all Rabjohns who searved in the Second World War.Robert Rabjohns


.  I was a young evacuee sent to Lancashire in 1944 until just after the end of the war.  I lived with a Nellie Taylor at 181 Boundary Rd, St.Helens, Lancashire and attended the Holy Family Catholic Primary School nearby. Nellie Taylor was a single woman in her forties at the time and would certainly have died by now, but I would love to hear from any relative of hers and also to hear from anyone who may have been involved with evacuees in Lancashire at that time. Jan Haggart


I would like to contact anyone who knew or served with my father Aust. 8993 Flt. Lt.  Lawrence  A. Foster  of 462 Squadron, December 1942- November 1943 . M.A. Crichton


We are a registered educational charity looking for anyone who served with this regiment (formed April 39 Disbanded Dec 44) as we are researching the history of this regiment. Davan Winch Chairman, WW2 Display Team Registered Educational Charity No 1065760 Email
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I am interested in anyone who came across my father William Edwards(originally from Wolverhampton) during WWII.  He was in the Argyl & Southern Highlanders and served in Egypt (at 1 time I believe he was on guard duty at a conference at Casserta Palace,  where I believe Monty, Stalin and Roosevelt attended) and Italy (Monte Casino).  He died in 1988 at the age of 81.  I would love to talk to anyone who knew him or served in the same regiment/theatres of war.  He was a very modest man who never really talked about his wartime experiences.  Since his passing I feel that there are many questions that remain unanswered.Phillip William Edwards


Looking for anybody who served with my father in the Second World War.  He is deceased now but has left a lot of unanswered questions.  All we know is his name was Thomas Nevil HUMPHREYS, he joined the R.A.F. whilst living in Portsmouth and was a sergeant.  He played the saxophone and/or the clarinet in a band called 'The Squadronaires' - if anybody remembers him or the band I would be more than happy to hear from you.Malcom Humphreys


Would appreciate any contacts or information about the Task Force BLADE, which I believe was constituted using the 17th/21st Lancers as its nucleus: during the period of WorldWarII in Northern Africa, explicitly in Tunisia, at around Medjez-El-Bab in general.  Those were wild times; I served with a battery of US troops of AA Artillery (40mm) attached to BLADE. Also, I was at Camp Ballykinlar in Northern Ireland for training, then with the US 1st Armored Division.  I'll never forget the beauty of seeing Slieve Donnard across Dundrum Bay, watching its mystical changes of hues as the sun went down..Niel M. Wreidt(LtCol, US Army, Retired)


Searching for cousin, Lorraine CRAMER, born mid 1940's daughter of Joan CRAMER of Portsmouth, England and an American serviceman from Massachusetts, USA. In 1946, Joan and Lorraine lived at 105 Kirby Road, North End, Portsmouth, England.  Would like to find her and let her know that cousin in USA has photos and memorabilia for her.  If you have any information regarding this family, please e-mail
D J Goldman


I am writing on behalf of my father John Elwyn Roberts.  He was in the Royal Engineers 1944-46.  At that time he lived in Gwaenysgor, Flintshire and was great pals with Sapper Tom Smith who came from Middlesborough.  Can anyone put me in touch with Mr Smith or are there any relatives who can tell me what became of him?  I would like to effect a reunion if that is possible after all these years.
John Roberts


I am writing a study on Survey Regiments, RA in WW2, and I should be delighted to hear from anyone, but in particular those from the 6th, 7th, 10th, and the11th, including the 2nd Independent Survey Troop. I should also be interested in corresponding with anyone who trained at either Larkhill in the 40th Survey Training Reg (1939-40), or the 41st at Brighton (1939-Oct 1941).MASSIMO MANGILLI-CLIMPSON


I am try to find information for my Grandfather, Raymond Fresson. He was in the RAF in India, apparently he was in Sq's 175, 31, 84, 82, 45, and 42, between 1942-45. Any help with finding any information would be greatly appreciatedMike Fresson


Trying to find anyone who knew my father, JOHN O'CONNOR. he was a Sgt. Grenadier Guards. Stationed in Windsor, Berkshire, England. Any information would be greatly appreciated.Sharon Robinson Thank you.


Would like to hear from any veterans who served on HMS Furious during 1939-45, especially if they knew LEN WALL from Acocks Green, Birmingham. My Grandfather departed in 1987, I would like to hear from any of his surviving shipmates. Damien Wall


I am seeking information on an Aunt and Uncle, and/or any children they may have had. Williams, John Colman, b. 1914 at Callington, Cornwall and Williams, Stella, b. ?1912/15? same area, m. Alfred Henry Babbage ?late 30's? My father, their brother, emigrated to N.Z. around 1947 and lost touch with his family.  I believe the last known address for Stella may have been "Wyong", Kelly Bray, Callington.  I have very little information on my father's background/family, and would love to make contact with someone who could fill in the gaps.  I do have many photographs of the 1925/1940 era to share. Thank you,  Karen Clare


I am trying to find information on the work of trawlers converted to mineweeping and anti-submarine duties during World War 2. In particular, any details on where and when the following vessels sailed and on what naval duties they were engaged. My father Albert Rice served on each of these vessels: Ayrshire 1940-42, Welbeck 1942, Ben Roy 1942-43, Lovania 1944-45 Colin Rice


Looking for former crewmates of H.M.S. Victorious 1943-1945   If you have any information/photographs on my late father Richard Frank please please E-mail me Many thanks Jimor mail me at Social_Distortr1@hotmail.com..ICQ# 21322915 


I would like to get into contact with anyone who served with the 12 RHA part of the 6th armoured division in africa and italy during the second world war who might have known my grandfather Reginald Henry EdwardsLee Edwards


Hello to everyone. My name is Christine Fiske. I am the only child of HARRY CUNNINGHAM and MARY CUNNINGHAM(MEALEY) I am currently involved in writing my family history. My father HARRY CUNNINGHAM(1910-1980) served in the R.A.S.C .untill 1945. Harry's Army number was T/810208. Harry was a driver for the duration and led many convoys in England and Italy. I also believe he was in Greece. Whilst stationed in Italy I know that he was camped at the foot of Mt Vesuvius of one stage. I am particulsrly interested if anyone knows anything about time which he may have spent at Corfe castle where he was a driver for a Captain ( commonly known as "The mad captain') If it rings any bells my mother also said he was stationed at Norton Fitzwarren in Sommerset. My mother , who is 89 and very alert would love to know if anyone remembers him. I nearly forgot to mention that Harry was from MANCHESTER or more specifically GORTON. We moved to Australia in 1952. I am sure it would seem like a miracle to mum if anyone remembers. keep up the good work Regards Christine Fiske


My father-in-law's older brother William "Bill" YOUNG died when the 'HMS Prince of Wales' was sunk in December 1941 by the Japanese off the Malaysian coast. I would like to get in touch with any survivors who might have known him. Marion Young


I was just a lad during WW2 in Arbroath,Scotland there were lots of servicemen in the town some were visitors at our house in Palmer St if any are still around like to hear from them.Also upstairs lived an evacuee John(Jackie)Morris I believe he was from Dundee like to hear from him also. I am retired now living in Georgia USA. John A. Russell


I am searching for anyone who served under the command of my grandfather, Lieutenant Colonel LeRoy Stout. He trained troops prior to WW2 at Camp Shelby. He was commander of Co.M, 148th Infantry,37th Division, which was made up largely of men from the 4th and 14th Wards of Toledo. I just want to know what kind of a leader he was, and so forth. As circumstances would have it, we never were able to meet, and I am consumed with knowing everything about his life. If anyone served with him, or knew him, I would love to hear from you.Lisa Schaffner


Hello to everyone. My name is Christine Fiske. I am the only child of HARRY CUNNINGHAM and MARY CUNNINGHAM(MEALEY) I am currently involved in writing my family history. My father HARRY CUNNINGHAM(1910-1980) served in the R.A.S.C .untill 1945. Harry's Army number was T/810208. Harry was a driver for the duration and led many convoys in England and Italy. I also believe he was in Greece. Whilst stationed in Italy I know that he was camped at the foot of Mt Vesuvius of one stage. I am particulsrly interested if anyone knows anything about time which he may have spent at Corfe castle where he was a driver for a Captain ( commonly known as "The mad captain') If it rings any bells my mother also said he was stationed at Norton Fitzwarren in Sommerset. My mother , who is 89 and very alert would love to know if anyone remembers him. I nearly forgot to mention that Harry was from MANCHESTER or more specifically GORTON. We moved to Australia in 1952. I am sure it would seem like a miracle to mum if anyone remembers. keep up the good work Regards Christine Fiske


My father-in-law's older brother William "Bill" YOUNG died when the 'HMS Prince of Wales' was sunk in December 1941 by the Japanese off the Malaysian coast. I would like to get in touch with any survivors who might have known him.Marion Young


I am trying to find out where and with whom my deceased father JOHN GILBERT ROBINSON served during WWII. His enlistment notice has him reporting to the ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS, Depot Barracks, Ayr, Scotland. His Registration No. is SJK 528. He reported on 13 June 1940 and I believe he left the military on 30 March 1946. His registration number was 3134597. I also understand he was barracked at a town called Callander, Scotland. His home address at the time of his callup was 536, Deerlands Avenue, Sheffield 5, Yorkshire, England. I would really like to know more about The Royal Scots Fusiliers. Anyone out there know my Dad..Thanks. John Gilbert Robinson


I'm looking for information on BERNHARDT LEIDERMANN who was last in contact with my family (in Liverpool) July/August 1945. We would so appreciate any information on him.
Susan Douthit


I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might possibly have served with, or know any details of the service history of my late Father, Ted Holt, often also called 'Jack' Holt, born in 1917 in East London. He was a survivor of Dunkerque, returning from there on MS Ben McRae (anyone knowing anything of that ship, I would also appreciate hearing from), and returned to war in the North African campaign, I presume around 1942. He was certainly in Tunis, Algiers, and then Sicily and Italy, spending a fair time in Naples, but also visiting Sorrento and Capri, not returning from Italy until 1946. He served with what was then I think called the Transport Corps (now horrendously renamed the Logistics corps), being a motor mechanic, his work was primarily to service & maintain vehicles.
Michael Holt


I am trying to find out where and with whom my deceased father JOHN GILBERT ROBINSON served during WWII. His enlistment notice has him reporting to the ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS, Depot Barracks, Ayr, Scotland. His Registration No. is SJK 528. He reported on 13 June 1940 and I believe he left the military on 30 March 1946. His registration number was 3134597. I also understand he was barracked at a town called Callander, Scotland. His home address at the time of his callup was 536, Deerlands Avenue, Sheffield 5, Yorkshire, England. I would really like to know more about The Royal Scots Fusiliers. Anyone out there know my Dad..Thanks.
Stuart John Robinson


Albert Weeks served in the Signal Corp.. He was stationed in Singapore and played football there. He went across the channel to France while occupied and was wounded in the leg at Dunkirk. In 1933 he was in Singapore with the 41st. Fortress Company Royal Engineers, Royal Corps of Signals and Royal Army Ordance Corps. at Pulau Brani, Singapore. He will be celebrating his 90th birthday this May 23.
Albert W Weeks


RAF regiment 2817 Squadron. Would like to haer from anyone who served in the above during WW2, in particular anyone who knew may father OWEN KNIGHT. I know he served at NORTH WEALD and was in france early June 1944. just trying to,piec together a liitle of thge family past. He sadly died in 1982 and I never had the chance to find out first hand. Thank you,
Tim Knight


Here in Whiteparish Wilts we're compiling a history book for the millennium, and looking for people who lived in the village any time from 1900 to date, especially those billetted here during WW1 and WW2, to hear their reminiscences. Email me, or contact through the web site below. Thanks a lot Best wishes Peter B Green
Whiteparish Share Club
Whiteparish History Society
Tel: +44 (0) 1794 884358
Fax: +44 (0) 1794 884883


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