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ChrisM

Super Moderator
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mariew's pic:
Thought of the Home Guard too. Certainly they had 17-year-olds in it - and ones younger, unofficially, down to 15 or 16. But there isn't the range of ages there - no grizzled middle-aged blokes. And no one, apart from the officers, have ribbons which a fair proportion of Home Guards would have had. Also the officers look too smart. Definitely not HG.
Possibly post-war. Not too long after though, as the forage caps disappeared early.
ww2 Talk might be an idea. Failing that a reenactors' forum will analyse every button for you.

Jules65's pic:
Feel it's somewhat later. A bit 1950s National Service-ish to me, but I may be wrong. When was your dad 18-20?

Chris
 

Jules65

master brummie
[quoteJules65's pic:
Feel it's somewhat later. A bit 1950s National Service-ish to me, but I may be wrong. When was your dad 18-20?

Chris[/quote]

My dad was born in December 1921. I know that he was in REME and served in Africa and Italy during WW2. Before war broke out he was in the TA.
 

mariew

master brummie
Thanks to everyone who has helped your all so helpful, I have just joined the forum you recommended Arkrite thank you, I will let you know how I get on, and thanks for the link ChrisM.
 

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
The soldiers who are facing sideways where you should see the shoulder badges, have had them blanked out, curious or what or is it me seeing things:rolleyes:
 

Arkrite

master brummie
Mariew, I have just visited your thread on WW2Talk. As you see those people know their stuff. Just give them a sniff of something and they are like bloodhounds. Its amazing some of the stories they uncover. Hope they have success with your picture.
Those young men deserve some sort of recognition even if it just the Course and year. Good Luck.
 

Alf

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Jules

They could be anywhere my Dad as in Scotland, Devon, Dorset & Surrey and never ever spoke about all of them never mentioned Scotland only to say he was there in WW11.:)
 

mariew

master brummie
Thank you Arkrite they are so helpful, and they have told me it is second world war and some are Royal army service corps and some are in battle dress, they made me rack my brains trying to think of someone who served in the second world war, I ruled out my grandads because they were too old and my dad was too young, but last night it came to me my uncle Charles served in the second world war, so I have posted a photo of him on there also another photo of a man on a motor bike, but I don't know who he is, anyhow I will wait to see if they can connect him with the photo and get back to you, I'll enclose them on here in case they interest you.
 
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mariew

master brummie
I have been informed that the army photo and the motor bike photo aren't connected the bike photo is post war, I think it was probably one of my dads pals when he done his national service.
 

Arkrite

master brummie
Sorry your inquiries seem to have ground to a halt. You never know someone in the future may recognise the picture . We all should make little notes on the back of our photos so those who come looking in the future will have an easier job.
Mind you , how many digital images will survive the computer crashes, reformats and changes of system to be viewed in 70 years time.
there is a lot to be said for being lost in an unopened box.
cheers.
 

mariew

master brummie
I am happy with the information I have so far, but I will keep digging and if I find out anymore I will post it on the other forum, I am very grateful for your help Arkrite, and I agree about writing on the back of photo's, my parent have left loads of photo's but I don't know who half of the people are, but I can't bring myself to throw them away, I have witten on the back of my photo's.
 

OtherHalf

posher half
all the photos you have are something to be cherished as someone who doesnt have any from early childhood I can appreciate the significance of them keep them scan them and post you never know what you will find out best of luck :)
 

Arkrite

master brummie
I love to look at the every day life photos. They say more than the photographer intended at the time.Dont throw any good photo away. ( Not unless your afraid the kids might see it ).
You never now , in the future it might have its own thread on BHF.
 

mariew

master brummie
Well good news (feel a bit of a plonker) I never thought to ask my uncle about the photo, so I emailed him a copy and he got back to me, my uncle Charles is in the photo he is second row down from the top third one in, he sadly passed away over twenty years ago, but at least now I know it is him on the photo, my uncle has told me Charles was in the tank regiment a dessert rat and he fought in Africa against Rommel, also in the battle of Casino in Italy and also in Dunkirk, I feel so proud of him. But he went through all of that without getting injured but at the end of the war got knocked over by an American celebrating the end of the war, and ended up in hospital.
 

OtherHalf

posher half
hi mariew its good to know about the photo never know as said before when people see them it triggers memories so ask your uncle about some of the others that you have you never know! as for him being knocked over at least he was OK :) I had an uncle 21 when he was shot by one of his mates by accident cleaning a rifle on the last day of the war:(
 
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