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#1 bassep

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:45 PM

Hello everyone.
I was born in Wales and have been living in the USA for some time now. My father passed away recently and since he never spoke about his service in WW11 I never asked him for details as it was evidently very personal to him. He served with the 4th battalion of the Welch Regiment in Normandy and after being injured there and recuperating, he was transferred to the 2nd Batallion of the Welch Regiment in Burma.
I know of some incidents related to his service in Normandy and would like to find out some more specifics. So, I will have some questions for the learned members of this fine forum.
I would like to thank Otto for allowing me in to the forum so quickly and furthermore for any WW2 veterans here I offer my undying thanks for their efforts in those terrible years of war. I may be the first generation of people in Britain who really did not have to go to war and I am sure this is due to the sacrifices made in my father's generation.

#2 dgmitchell

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:05 PM

Hullo Bassep and welcome! You will enjoy your time here as this is a fine place.

Cheers!

#3 bassep

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:13 PM

Thanks dgm,
I'm sitting due north of you in Gainesville, BTW.

#4 dgmitchell

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:15 PM

A Gator, by any chance?

#5 bassep

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:48 PM

Absolutely,...Welsh by birth, Gator by the grace of God....LOL

#6 dgmitchell

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:13 PM

We'll get along just fine. I am a Boston College fan so I favor the Gators in the SEC and oppose all things FSU and Miami!

#7 bassep

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:30 PM

Excellent, we can probably both rib my Father in law who is a Notre Dame fan ....:lol:

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 05:39 PM

Welcome to the forum bassep, hope you enjoy your time here, what part of Wales were you born?
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:12 PM

Welcome , this is a great place if you love WWII history.

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#10 mikebatzel

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:40 PM

Hello bassep. Jump right in and enjoy your time on the forum
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#11 bassep

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:36 AM

Welcome to the forum bassep, hope you enjoy your time here, what part of Wales were you born?


Thanks for the welcome. I was born in Llanelli, South Wales.
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#12 krieg

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:12 AM

welcome to the forum
you will enjoy your time here.. krieg
for thow . will be ours someday.we shall have it all
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#13 paratrooper506

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:02 AM

hello

#14 wtid45

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:12 AM

Welcome Bassep, nice to have a fellow Welsman on here i look forward to your posts:)
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:39 PM

Howdy and welcome to the forum. Sorry for your loss. You will find many of us here share your experience. Glad to have you with us. Happy posting
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:50 AM

Welcome you will sure find this a great place to be
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:15 PM

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 08:02 PM

My father was in the 4th welch Battalion and landed at Normandy. I might be able to help you.

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