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    Default A Photo I found...of my Uncle!

    I was going through my parents effects and found a picture of my uncle on his National Service in the signals... Palestine in the 53'.... a typical service shot...with typical note on back..... anyone else have any old shots like these..?

    I have a brilliant one of my dads boots that one him a weekend pass when he was in the Scots Guards mid 50's......








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    That's great! I know there are a few of my father in his USAF uniform around somewhere, will have to dig them out when I visit my parents next.
    Cheers all, Colin

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    cool I think it would be nice to see them.....anyone else..?
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    Here is a shot of my Dad in WW2 he was a flight Engineer on a PBY at the time.This was in the Aleutians in Alaska the only time in WW2 were the Japanese were on US soil.Later in the war he was assigned Avengers Torpedo planes were he was a ball turret gunner and flight engineer he was on the USS Bunker Hill when it got hit real bad by kamikazes.He is the one bottom second left side of the photo.

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    This is a pic of my dad in 1937! He was just starting flight training in the Army Air Corps. No one in our family had ever seen the Photo until 2 years after his death in 2002! He had hid the pic in some old Army papers that he had kept. He was only 17 years old. Cheers Jim.

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    I have posted this before, but this is my grandfather flying in about 1924.



    This is his personal plane, but he was in the RFC and spent WWI trying to sink German submarines, based in St Davids in Wales. We still have his wings and AFC.

    Subsequent research has indicated that many of the reported kills from his unit are likely to have been whales, as the Germans just didn't lose that many U-Boats.

    I am desperately trying to locate a photograph album of his days flying in WWI, which was donated to the RAF Historical Branch, and acknowledged as being of significant quality, but they seem to have lost it. Otherwise I would have hoped to be able to post significantly more photos.

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    Slight Edit, this photo was actually 1928, when G-EBYH was delivered, and this is likely to be an instructional flight (my grandfather as the instructor) for the Bristol and Wessex flying club (the online "flight" magazine archives identified this).

    G-EBYH was a DH60X Moth by De Havilland, a plane that lasted until May 1937, when it crashed near Epping Forest with the sad loss of 2 lives. It was not in my grandfathers ownership at that time.

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    Here are a few more military Family photo's.

    This I got from my sister it some one on my dads side of the family we did have a relative that was a sharp shooter in the civil war mite be him.






    Here are some of my Grandfather's photo's is is one of the Chiefs in the top photo he became what we in the Navy call mustangs a enlisted that becomes a Officer he became a Officer later in his navy career.

    Here is a shot of me I am on the bottom third one on the left side of photo.I guess you can say my family military heritage goes way back.

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    great stuff... I have some good pics too... I just need to get them from the family home... I'm gonna re name this post as fitting to its tribute... if that is ok?
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    If my scanner was working I'd upload a picture of my granddad by his tank in Berlin right at the end of the war.

    My other granddad was in the first Parachute regiment formed by Churchill during the war. He had quite an interesting war with some of the battles/experiences he was involved in later on to be turned into movies.

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