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  1. 4CommandoKid

    4CommandoKid New Member

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    I'd made two posts before seeing this so please excuse me.
    I had a quick look at the questionnaire so here goes ... I'm called Eileen but the name I chose for here is the reason I'm so interested in all things WW2 (and latterly WW1) - I'm the daughter of a No.4 Commando ... no longer with us but forever a Commando.
    I'm a member of a few sites but initially joined the Commando Veterans Forum after 'finding' it online ... and I've not looked back! I have found out so much about dad which has led me to finding out about his uncles who were in WW1.
    I have such an avid interest in all things to do with WW2 and know that I will learn a lot from this Forum as I have the others.
    I was born in Dinnington Village, Newcastle upon Tyne (in those days - Northumberland now) and now live in Morpeth. I've lived in this area for most of my life although I spent 5 years in Northern Ireland.
    Looking forward to 'meeting' you all.
     
  2. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Welcome to the Forum, Eileen! We're very pleased to have you join our merry band. :)
     
  3. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Wy aye yer bugger man....I won't do the we shall have a fishy bit... Welcome...You'll notice we are surrounded by our yank cousins...its ok, they are mostly friendly..but we do Laager the camp at night and post guards...They generally just surround us trying to barter blankets for our stories...Again welcome.
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    You sound interesting...welcome aboard...
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Cac is a botany bay tourist..and as such should be watched like a hawk as otherwise he'll have your purse and boots...Just don't put a drink down in the bar near him.
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Actually CAC is a born and bred Darwinian...born on Larrakeyah land...just meters from the surf...All poms are welcome here...

    PS: the Brits just arrived in Perth to get their backsides thrashed by the mighty Wallabies...
     
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    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    Welcome Eileen. If it might not be too much trouble, could you stand by to translate post # 3? urgh has a propensity that sometimes confuses us Colonials. I do have a rather nice wool blanket by the way.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Hello Eileen. I'm glad you found us. Post what you're comfortable with about your dad. He sounds fascinating. If you can translate urqh's post, you've got a leg up on most of us.
     
  9. Ken The Kanuck

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    Howdy, don't worry we Canuck's have a civilising on the unwashed. And like a scrum in a rugby game we add a touch of elegance on what otherwise would be a sorid affair.

    KTK
     
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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Welcome Eileen.

    Take note of our sister forum at: http://ww2talk.com/forums/index.php
    It is very focused on serious research into the United Kingdom's history in WW2.
    and has a plethora of top notch experts in that field should you need their assistance.
     
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  11. 4CommandoKid

    4CommandoKid New Member

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    Good morning and thank you all! I'm about to set off for work so will drop by this evening. Just wanted to say, Fred, that I became a member of the Forum you mention just a little while ago and have been able to obtain No.4's War Diaries from one of the very helpful members there.
    That is where I came across the name of this Forum ... and that you had a thread about Commandos ...so here I am. :)
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums, Eileen!
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Welcome Aboard!
     
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    Skipper Kommodore

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    Welcome to this fine forum and enjoy the fun
     
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    Hello Eileen and welcome to the forum from Yorkshire.

    Lesley
     
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    4CommandoKid New Member

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    I understood urqh's post ... apart from the 'laager' bit - but I googled that.
    I'm trying to find out why and when dad was in Italy. No.4 didn't go there so he must have either gone with No10 Ind. Coy or joined up with another Unit for the duration of the particular skirmish he went over for. He also got the France/Germany and Africa Stars - he didn't 'pick up' the other ones so I'm waiting to hear about them. I've got his Service Records and War Diaries but haven't 'uncovered' anything yet.
    I'm off to Arlewas later this month and will be in Fort William/Spean Bridge in November. I've been interested in books about the RAF and SOE since my teens and now have become quite obsessed regarding finding out all I can about all the people who were involved. I doff my cap to you all.

    So .... what does the 'F' mean in the title - is it just 'Forum'? And ... who frequents the Board - is it mainly Americans and Canadians as has been said? I saw a thread about Dieppe and wondered why the British landing beaches weren't shown - makes more sense if there are so many Canadians about here.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Howdy Eileen, good to have you about the joint.
     
  18. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Get used to googling urqh references. It's the only way to keep up. :kbpeck:




    That's it.

    We have members from all over, but there has been a bit of an American emphasis. More recently, however, we have experienced a bit of a "British Invasion". I was excited at first, but then found out it had nothing to do with the Beatles or Stones.



    Oh, those darned Canadiens. ;)
     
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    And for you also an warm welcome Eileen by the dutch rogues (a minority :v4victory: ) on this forum,
     
  20. 4CommandoKid

    4CommandoKid New Member

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    Thank you, Ruud. My dad had a soft spot for the Dutch people - I inherited it. :)

    I'm heading over to Flushing for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation - hoping to meet the family dad was billeted with in, I think, Kamperland. He had a lot of respect for the people of Flushing and surrounding area. They went through a lot back then.
     

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