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Royal Artillery

I am looking for any information on the 171st Field Regiment Royal Artillery based in Northern Ireland from 1942 to 1944,also the 208th Field Regiment,608/609 battery in India from 1945 to 1947.Any…Continue

Started Nov 23, 2011

Belsen
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My father who served with the 131st City of Glasgow Field Regiment Royal Artillery , was used by the powers that be as a witness to the Belsen Attrocities , are there any other memories of this from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian G Mclean May 12, 2011.

 

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Ian G Mclean left a comment for Edward Seymour
"Ok Edward , don't worry about spelling mistakes , i'm always hitting the wrong keys :)"
Apr 17, 2013
Edward Seymour left a comment for Ian G Mclean
"OK, how do I correct the spelling? Ed"
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Edward Seymour left a comment for Ian G Mclean
"Thanks for that Ian, I will be in touckl. Ed"
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Ian G Mclean left a comment for Edward Seymour
"Hi Edward, good to see you on here. I was messaged today by a Mr Peter Walker who has found the photograph of 319 battery in Belgium in a cardboard box of his dads things and wants to know more about it. I have pointed him towards the website but…"
Apr 17, 2013
Ian G Mclean left a comment for william H Taylor
"I have been messaged today by a Mr Peter Walker who found the 319 Picture in Belgium amongst his dads things and has asked me about it. Do you remember anyone with the name of Walker ?   Ian"
Apr 17, 2013
Ian G Mclean left a comment for william H Taylor
"Hi Bill , i did not realise you were on thid site too! Good to see you on here.   Ian"
Apr 17, 2013
Ian G Mclean left a comment for Peter Walker
"Hi Peter, was your dad in the 131st?This photograph we believe was taken in Belgium during 2 days leave from the fighting. If you google the 131st City of Glasgow Royal Artillery you will find a great commemorative site run by Edward Seymour whos…"
Apr 17, 2013
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"Hi Ian I guess you are right about Vancouver, seems odd though considering it on the other side of Canada and about as far as you can get from the UK.   Thanks for the link and info on Yangtse Garden. I must visit when I am passing next…"
Nov 24, 2011
Ian G Mclean left a comment for Kenneth John Russell
"Hi Ken, Vancouver seems to have been popular with the Brits,my uncle originally lived in a place called Duncan in Vancouver,but in his retirement years moved to Toronto. A couple of things for you to check out if you hav'nt all ready…"
Nov 24, 2011
Kenneth John Russell left a comment for Ian G Mclean
"Hi Ian I think I may have a photo of my uncle in his uniform somehwere amongst my Mums photos, I will have a look and see if I can find it. One thing I remember my uncle telling me was that the singer David Whitfield was also in the crew of Black…"
Nov 23, 2011
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Royal Artillery

I am looking for any information on the 171st Field Regiment Royal Artillery based in Northern Ireland from 1942 to 1944,also the 208th Field Regiment,608/609 battery in India from 1945 to 1947.Any photographs,rememberances etc etc  :)See More
Nov 23, 2011
Ian G Mclean left a comment for Kenneth John Russell
"Hello Kenneth,thankyou for your message. They must have known each other then,sadly my uncle passed away in Canada in the early nineties,Whilst in Canada he worked on a weather ship and lastly on 'Maggie' the ferry that ran from Vancouver…"
Nov 23, 2011
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"Hi My uncle Kenneth Champkin was also an engineer on HMS Black Swan at the time of the Yangtse River Incident.  "
Nov 22, 2011
Ian G Mclean replied to Ian G Mclean's discussion Belsen
"Hi Kathleen, their is plenty of information on the Royal Engineers at Belsen who were their at the liberation and during the cleaning up procedures, a terrible experience for all. I think the Engineers were their in an official capacity,so it may…"
May 12, 2011
Kathleen Glass replied to Ian G Mclean's discussion Belsen
"My dad told me that his father was one of the first to arrive in Belsen but that he didn't really talk about it. I think my grandfather served with the Royal Engineers, but I haven't done any research to verify this. I'd certainly…"
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At 19:03 on April 17, 2013, Edward Seymour said…

OK, how do I correct the spelling?

Ed

At 18:59 on April 17, 2013, Edward Seymour said…

Thanks for that Ian, I will be in touckl.

Ed

At 20:41 on November 24, 2011, Kenneth John Russell said…

Hi Ian

I guess you are right about Vancouver, seems odd though considering it on the other side of Canada and about as far as you can get from the UK.

 

Thanks for the link and info on Yangtse Garden. I must visit when I am passing next time.

Regards Ken

At 21:42 on November 23, 2011, Kenneth John Russell said…

Hi Ian

I think I may have a photo of my uncle in his uniform somehwere amongst my Mums photos, I will have a look and see if I can find it. One thing I remember my uncle telling me was that the singer David Whitfield was also in the crew of Black Swan. As you can imagine he got a fair amount of stick for his singing on board. Strange coincidence I guess but my uncles aunt, my Gt Aunt also emigrated to Canada but a little earlier than your uncle but ended up in Vancouver. I still have a cousin there who lives on Saltspring Island in Vancouver Bay.

Uncle Ken went to work at Vauxhall Motors after his service and used his knowledge of diesel engines learnt from the navy to good use in the engine developement department there. He was the youngest of my Mums family and sadly passed away in 2007. He never spoke about his expeirience of the Yangtse Incident but I am not surprised by this as my Grandfather who served in WWI never spoke about that and he lived with us for over 10 years. From reading the reports it must have been a traumatic experience as he was still quite young then.

 

Regards Ken

 

 
 
 

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