Hello Craig, after a long while I re-activated my interest in the website and was really sorry to learn that your father, John had passed away. The website is a great testimony to him. Regards, William
Is there anyone out there who had a relative or who served In Ww2 with HQ SO(M), Force 399, no 1special force or 2nd independent parachute brigade. My grandfather was a Royal Army medical corps Airborne medic he served BEF, ME, CMF joined HQ SO (M) and S.O.E s Force 399 to jump in to the Balkans to work with the J.A.N.L then Italian&GreekPartisans. Thanks
Victor Henry Lusted was an uncle of mine, brother to my father Reginald Ernest Edward Lusted (who was a "key" communications man during WW II.
Attached are some images of Victor Henty Lusted, which you may place on your website.
I did not know of uncle Vic's bravery?....was a good read.....and proud of him....Lest we forget!!
Hi John, Sir.
I had to change internet service provider in 2014. I am currently with Utility Warehouse. My previous computer, with so much research stored on it about my grandfather Lt. Colonel Jimmy Magee, Knight of Malta, 21 Ind, Co and 22 Ind Co as company commander, after being commissioned in 1943, was hacked into with an agressive destructive virus, which in spite of all attempts, had to be decommissioned carefully, although I did save some information on a disk. I am glad the photo from IWM Paradata at Hardwick Hall in 1942 is still on this site. Is it possible you still have the excellent article you wrote, based on information I supplied in 2013? I have had some murmers from my family, less informed about Grandad's life, but I spent a lot of time with him, and with his friends in the UDR etc, with whom he served as 2Ic 10 UDR Belfast, between 1977 and 1981, when he retired completely as a Lt. Colonel
Hello Matte, I am still writing my book on Operation Pistol - send me your email and I will send to you some information. M father was also part of the Multo Stanco group photograph. SQMS J Alcock 2 SAS. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
On my Easter trip to the Operational area of Pistol 1944 I discovered from local people that two German officers were killed on the train that my father and his men blew off the lines. I also discovered the Gestapo visited a farm where he and his patrol were hiding. The SAS were just behind a door within the farm and ready to shoot the Gestapo if they had opened it.
Hello, your father has several mentions in my fathers diary in the years 1943 and 44 when he was a junior officer in the 69 LAA I misread the name when transcribing but it is definitely him. If you want to read it I am publishing it as a blog on ww2talk.com...if you go to the earlier sections and also in March 1944. Not very revealing, I'm afraid but seems they knew each other well.
Very exceptional set of photo's from personal album. My father left a collection when he passed away in 1992 and most of them my family have only just released. It is believed, after extensive research, that my father was actually with original 1SAS or SBS. More research to do but any photo's can be uploaded if interested.
Hi Bill, Can you email me re Leonard Gornall please, I have been researching a Stirling bomber crash near our town in 1942 and he was a member of the crew. Might have some information for you.. Best Wishes, Roger
I am Gail, Keith's oldest daughter in Canada, your cousin. There are a couple of books that grandfather Sonley is mentioned in and I have some photocopied pictures that Nanny Sonley sent us years ago,some are not great quality but still can make out them out. I hope this finds you well.God bless
I have noticed a reference to an Ernest Crosse Temple on your site and i am eager to find out more about him as my aunt, now in her 80s, has a story about Guy Gibson and two other airman one called Temple (nicknamed Shirley)and another ? Llewelyn who visited her parents farm in east keal, lincs during the winter of 1942. I am wondering whether this could be the same chap. Any info. Appreciated.