SAS diary

tim4848

Member
John,

If you're reading this, can I suggest a further category in addition to "Roll of Honour", "Awards" and "Gallery" and call it something like "Document Transcripts" or "War Diary Transcripts". I for one will be happy to contribute any transcripts I do. I have seen a few on here but to have them organised in one place would be much better.

One thing I would point out though, is, your message board doesn't like leading spaces, so when I've done them in the past, they bunch to the left and I painstakenly lined up the words with a fixed width font (Courier New).

And I'd also like to say what a great site you have created.

Your thoughts

Tim
 

sammyb

New Member
I think this kind of thing has been discussed before and there is a potential issue over copyright and the national archives. Not sure of the the detail.
 

platypus44

New Member
Hi all,
i picked up a copy in Lindon recently, well worth it, its amazing,

BBC interviewed me as well of course the only bit they showed of my 5 minutes of intellect made me look daft,

great job presenting this volume though.
 

geronimo

Member
hey platypus any chance as your going through the diary can you have a look if my grandfathers mentioned in it. francisco geronimo/frank williams

thanks

phil
 

sammyb

New Member
I was at the Royal Armouries in Leeds at the weekend. In the shop there is a copy of the diary available for you to have a look through.

If you want to do some detailed research probably best to buy a copy but if you want to have a quick look through Leeds is your place.
 

norfolkboy

New Member
Who was your father? Run his name by achivist at SAS Regimental Association in London and see if they come up with any info (0207 756 2408), if you can get through!
 

norfolkboy

New Member
My first post here, but very happy to be in the position of having ordered a diary. My grandad served with 2 SAS during the period cover by the diary, hence my interest. I know very little of what he went through, but hope to make some enquiries.
I believe he was in N Africa, and Norway, and my aunt tells me, he had to guard some Italian prisoners. I have photos of him in a jeep, and a group photo the day 2 SAS (HQ squadron) disbanded in 1945. That's about it.
Paul.
Sorry paul, my last post went without your quote, but try SAS Regt.Assc. London
 

galcock

Member
The diary is on view in the bookshop of the Royal Armoury in leeds-you can flick through it-its on the right as you enter the shop-graham alcock
 

galcock

Member
You don't acknowledge Tim that you got the first Pistol report from me. Graham Alcock - and I got it from Major Druce from British Columbia.
 

Alfred

New Member
Hello Paul
Was the book worth it as I'm also able buy this book if I wish, an wonder to order it as it's 3 years back now.
 

galcock

Member
You can see the SAS diary at Leeds armoury in the book shop. Its on the right as you enter the shop - you can flick through the pages - found references to my father in Italy and France.
 

JonnoB

New Member
Those who have bought the SAS Diary might be interested in a pair of books being sold by Token Publishing.

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Honour to the Airborne Parts 1 and 2 by Dave Buxton

Volume 1 looks at the honours and awards to the Airborne forces (Glider Pilots, Paras, Air Landing Brigade etc) in World War II whilst volume 2 covers awards made to members of the SAS during WW2 and up to the 1980's

The first volume - by far the bigger of the two - is hardback with dust jacket and was originally published by Liverpool Medal Company. Volume 2 was privately produced and is a smaller softcover publication - we're currently offering them BOTH for just £12 an absolute bargain and not to be missed!

Full details here

http://www.tokenpublishing.com/shop.asp?cid=18&pid=7743
 
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