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#1 pilgrimmaster



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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

Hello WWII forum members, by way of introduction I announce my arrival without any heroic fanfare but rather using Musso's thoughtfully provided template, come creeping in as quietly as possible.

I am pilgrimmaster, a construct by which am known on a number of forums, a fifty something year old male (married to pilgrimmistress) with an interest in the second 'Great War' which stems back to my childhood; the son of a former wartime Wren and post-war soldier I spent much of my childhood in Germany, read War Picture Library magazines (yes, comics) avidly, finding it somewhat difficult to reconcile the Germans I knew with those killed by Captain Hurricane RM and Maggot Malone; educated at H&ISC Junior School and later at SLC Ramsgate I maintained my interest in this conflict whilst developing an understanding of previous and future wars.

I have vague (and I hope unpretentious) academic interest in the subject, have been and possibly might still be a member of the Centre for Second World War Studies at a midlands university, but the only hobby I have which has a direct link to WWII isshooting Lee Enfield rifles. That and the occasional battlefield tour.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

Welcome, pilgrim [uses bad John Wayne impersonation]. :D

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

Welcome to the forums!



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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

Welcome Aboard!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:51 PM

Welcome! I own an M-1 Garand, but have never had the chance to shoot an Enfield.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:25 AM

Hello pilgrimmaster and welcome to the Forums!
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:52 AM

Welome among us, I hope to "see" you around here


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

Welcome pilgrimmaster....enjoy your stay!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:58 AM

ZFX your all stations...Reading you 2's...KKK

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:39 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum :)

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:04 PM

G'day Pilgrim!

Hope to learn some stuff from you. Welcome aboard.
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