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#280820 - 6th Jan 2009 8:03am Members Militaria Collections *****
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I thought i would start this thread to allow members to share military items, old military photographs,etc handed down through generations of family or just personal collections of forces memrobillia.This pic is of my Grandfather (center of flags) during the Boar War around 1899.


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#280862 - 6th Jan 2009 11:58am Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: bert1]
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The Burma Star newspaper announcing the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. My father brought this back from Burma at the end of hostilities.


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#280863 - 6th Jan 2009 12:01pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: bert1]
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Excellent stuff Bert,photo is superb.1899. thumbsup

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#280899 - 6th Jan 2009 2:06pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: Dava2479]
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British Army 1945 ration biscuits. My Uncle brought these biscuits back with him from Burma in his kit bag to show his wife what he lived on. Around 1958/59 i had one of these biscuits from another packet he had, so i could see what they were like,( no death by date then.)The biscuits are now nearly 64 years old and in original packaging and have only ever been kept in the wardrobe.


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#280917 - 6th Jan 2009 3:15pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: bert1]
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Originally Posted By: bert1
British Army 1945 ration biscuits. My Uncle brought these biscuits back with him from Burma in his kit bag to show his wife what he lived on. Around 1958/59 i had one of these biscuits from another packet he had, so i could see what they were like,( no death by date then.)The biscuits are now nearly 64 years old and in original packaging and have only ever been kept in the wardrobe.

LOL, looks like a good stash.
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#280928 - 6th Jan 2009 4:14pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: chriskay]
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It does actualy. raftl

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#280931 - 6th Jan 2009 5:00pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: Dava2479]
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Lets move on children, to buy such a stash you may need this. A Banknote issued by the British Army for circulation in Tripolitania in 1943.


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#281111 - 7th Jan 2009 8:04am Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: bert1]
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SLOUCH HAT favoured by troops who served in Burma and the far east.The hat below was my uncles who served with the Chindits. The Chindits were a special force formed and lead by General Orde Wingate, 1943/44 and operated behind Japanese lines.The left side of the hat is turned up to prevent interference when carrying a rifle on the shoulder.


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#281116 - 7th Jan 2009 8:24am Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: bert1]
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Wow
Ive never seen anything like this.

Thanks ever so much for sharing Bert wink
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#281140 - 7th Jan 2009 11:06am Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: Mark]
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Though the Plaque (dead mans penny) has been in another post, now accompanied by memorial card and The British War Medal and Victory Medal. WW1 1914-18.


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#281160 - 7th Jan 2009 12:35pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: bert1]
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The appendices in dad's website show pictures of the memorabilia we have.

http://continuacs.googlepages.com/home

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#281171 - 7th Jan 2009 1:11pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: Snodvan]
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Excellent, thank you for sharing and thank your dad for his service. Definitely read in more detail again.
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#281173 - 7th Jan 2009 1:16pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: bert1]
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W Barker, recipient of medals above, photo taken about 1915, in kings reg uniform.


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#281199 - 7th Jan 2009 3:11pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: bert1]
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fantastic bert. thanks for Sharing thumbsup

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#281208 - 7th Jan 2009 3:36pm Re: Members Militaria Collections [Re: ]
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Towards the end of the war against Japan my Father served with the Intelligence corp. I have about 50 intercepted messages, of which i post a random few. i have no idea why they should still be in my fathers possession after the war.


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